Mr Chris Moore > Hudgell Solicitors > Hull, England > Lawyer Profile

Hudgell Solicitors
NUMBER 2 @ THE DOCK
46 HUMBER STREET
HULL
HU1 1TU
England

Work Department

Clinical Negligence

Position

Senior Solicitor and Joint Head of Clinical Negligence

Chris is recognised as one of the country’s leading figures in supporting victims of serious clinical negligence, handling some of the most complex, high-value cases.

Career

Chris has more than 25 years’ experience and a member of The Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel, for which only solicitors who can demonstrate extensive knowledge, skills and experience in dealing with high-value and complicated injury cases are selected.
His latest reselection on the panel means he will have been a member for 20 years come 2020.
Chris is a specialist in brain injury, catastrophic injury, medical negligence, birth negligence and complex high value cases including cerebral palsy and Erb’s palsy.
His market-leading practice has led to ground-breaking changes in the law regarding the use of expert witness testimony, and he was named Personal Injury and Brain Injury Claims Lawyer of the Year in the 2016 Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards. In 2017 he secured damages potentially worth around £8m for a teenage girl left with lifelong injuries.

Significant cases
Chris secured a multi-million pound damages settlement in 2017 for a teenage girl who was left with life-long injuries after a catalogue of errors during her mother’s pregnancy led to her being delivered at just 24 weeks. The settlement covered the costs for the girl to have 24 hour care when she is older, including providing appropriate accommodation for herself and her carer, as she will be unable to live independently. Should she live into her mid-80s, as expected, the payments will total around £8m.

He also secured seven-figure compensation settlements for clients left suffering from avoidable Cerebral Palsy and Erb’s Palsy, and a person left with paralysis following a preventable stroke. In all three of these cases the defendants strongly denied any responsibility and the claims were persistently rejected before justice prevailed.

Another well-known case was Beck V MOD (Court of Appeal). This case led to new guidelines being laid down about the use of expert witnesses under which findings have to be disclosed whether they are favourable to a claimant or a defendant’s case or not, before a new expert can be instructed.

Education

  • Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) Accredited Senior Litigator
  • Member of the Law Society’s Specialist Clinical Negligence Panel
  • Advanced Diploma Personal Injury Litigation Awards
  • Personal Injury and Brain Injury Claims Lawyer of the Year in the 2016 Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards