Majid Hassan > Capsticks LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Capsticks LLP
SW19 4DR

Work Department

Clinical law.



Majid leads the firm’s medical malpractice insurance team with considerable experience advising the NHS, Lloyds underwriters, and a leading medical defence organisation on claims and associated proceedings.


Majid is best known for his considerable expertise advising doctors, hospitals and indemnifiers in clinical negligence. He also handles clinical trials and product liability claims for insurers.  He advises hospitals and professional sports bodies and medical teams on clinical risk management and governance matters. His clients include medical malpractice underwriters, the MDDUS, British Athletics, Football Association of Wales and Liverpool Football Club.


Ford & Warrens 1993-98 (qualified 1995); Hempsons 1998-2001; joined Capsticks 2003, partner 2007 to date.


Institute of Risk Management; Medico-Legal Society; Royal Geographical Society.


University of Leeds (1992 LLB Hons); University of London, King’s College (2002 MA Medical Ethics and Law).

Lawyer Rankings

London > Insurance > Clinical negligence: defendant

(Leading individuals)

Majid Hassan Capsticks LLP

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.