Sam Flew > Weightmans > London, England > Lawyer Profile


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Sam is a Partner and Head of the Healthcare Professionals team, specialising in the representation of medical defence organisations (MDOs) and healthcare professionals in regulatory, disciplinary and criminal investigations and prosecutions. He is a skilled advocate, with extensive experience in the High Court, Crown Court, inquests, Performer’s List hearings and General Medical Council (GMC) and General Dental Council (GDC) proceedings. He also undertakes judicial review applications. Two of his notable cases include Cheatle v The General Medical Council and Lim v Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust. Sam has recently defended a doctor accused of manslaughter and a surgeon facing serious allegations at the GMC.

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London > Public sector > Healthcare

Known for its ‘excellent strength in depth‘ and defendant healthcare advice, Weightmans LLP provides a full range of support to NHS Trusts and public bodies, including regulatory law, public inquiries, and commercial and GDPR work for healthcare clients. In Liverpool, national head of healthcare Richard Jolly focuses on advising NHS Trusts regarding inquests, complaints and medical claims, while national head of healthcare employment Emlyn Williams specialises in whistleblowing, discrimination, and other areas of employment law in the healthcare sector. In London Rachel Kneale is an expert in clinical negligence. The team was recently bolstered by a London combination with RadcliffesLeBrasseur, gaining a team which includes ‘stand-out‘ senior partner and ‘legend in this area‘ Andrew Parsons, who specialises in areas such as CQC issues, public law, and judicial reviews.  He works alongside Sam Flew, who is an expert in regulatory and disciplinary matters, as well as criminal investigations in the healthcare sector.

London > Dispute resolution > Professional discipline

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At the forefront of professional discipline work, Weightmans LLP – which recently merged with RadcliffesLeBrasseur –  is ‘full of excellent lawyers‘, who cover all regulated sectors and professions through specialist teams for healthcare professionals, solicitors and legal services regulation, and police disciplinary work. Frequently leading complex matters before the GMC and GDC, the ‘extremely knowledgeable, articulate and experiencedSam Flew heads the healthcare professionals team; commercial litigation head Nigel West also leads the solicitors regulation practice; and Leeds-based Tom Nutter heads the firm’s police disciplinary/regulatory work. Also key to the practice are Susanna Heley, who represents solicitors, partners and employees in professional disciplinary matters; and Stewart Duffy, a specialist in disciplinary matters for healthcare professionals, who is dual qualified in medicine and law. At consultant level, Linda Lee is a former president of the Law Society of England and Wales; and Alex Leslie represents NHS professionals in disciplinary matters. Other key names include national health sector head Richard Jolly; Emlyn Williams, who handles healthcare-related conduct and disciplinary issues; and Mickaela Fox, who is noted for complex, high-value cases.