Dr Peter Marquand > Capsticks LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Capsticks LLP
SW19 4DR

Work Department

Clinical law.



Peter has been a partner at Capsticks since 2000.  He heads the clinical law division, which encompasses defendant litigation for the NHS and insurers as well as public law and advisory work for all Capsticks’ clients.  Peter was appointed as a Deputy Chairman of the Information Tribunal from 2005 to 2009 and as a Deputy High Court Judge in 2016 sitting in the Administrative Court and Queen’s Bench Division.

Prior to commencing his legal career, Peter qualified as a doctor and practised in many aspects of hospital based medicine up to registrar level.


Peter’s particular areas of expertise are defendant clinical negligence, information law and consent to treatment.


Worked as an NHS doctor before taking up law. Trained Capsticks; qualified 1996; made partner 2000; deputy chairman of the Information Tribunal 2005-2009; appointed Deputy High Court Judge 2016.


King’s College, London (1984); Charing Cross & Westminster Medical School (1987); Royal College of Physicians (1990 MRCP); London Guildhall University (1994 Dip LP).

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West Midlands > Insurance > Personal injury and clinical negligence: defendant

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Capsticks LLP fields a ‘proactive team that demonstrates competence at all levels’. It acts for various NHS Trusts and other bodies such as government departments, health and social care regulators and medical malpractice insurers. Charlotte Rathbone and Tracey Lucas  lead the team along with Peter Marquand  .

London > Insurance > Clinical negligence: defendant

The team at Capsticks LLP is co-led by Peter Marquand and Catherine Bennett, and also fields such seasoned names as Philip Hatherall. It has been on the NHS Resolution’s ‘Clinical Negligence Scheme for Trusts’ panel since 1995 and on its ‘Clinical Negligence Scheme for General Practice’ panel since 2019. The workload consists of high-value, complex, multi-party claims involving such issues as birth injury, brain injury, cerebral palsy, spinal injury and wrongful birth. The team’s ethos is to aim for non-contentious resolution. The group’s high profile Covid-related mandates, wherein it is defending proposed breaches of duty at the height of the pandemic, are novel as to their circumstances and, as such, of national interest and likely to influence future case law, once settled. Majid Hassan leads a sub-team which is focused specifically on medical malpractice, representing insurers in claims brought against private surgeons, clinics and hospitals. Tamara Knight is a recently appointed partner with an impressive caseload.