Catherine Bennett > Capsticks LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Capsticks LLP
1 ST GEORGE'S ROAD
LONDON
SW19 4DR
England

Work Department

Clinical Law.

Position

Experience

Catherine has over 12 years’ experience of handling complex, sensitive and high value claims for Defendants. She is a Nominated Partner for NHS Resolution and manages a team of lawyers undertaking a broad range of case work of differing value and complexity. She also manages Capsticks’ Claims Handling Service which provides an innovative, outsourced service for the management of healthcare organisations’ claims.

Expertise

Catherine is a recognised expert in defending the most challenging claims, including those concerning alleged breaches of human rights.  Although very experienced in traditional court based litigation, Catherine has used mediation successfully on behalf of defendants on numerous occasions.

Catherine is well known for leading the Capsticks’ claims handling service.  She has developed an innovative in-house administrative service for Trusts.

Training is one of Catherine’s passions and she has lectured extensively on medico-legal topics and trends in litigation at board level.

Education

M.A. (Cantab), 1997

M.A. Medical Law and Ethics, King’s College, London, 2006

Lawyer Rankings

London > Insurance > Clinical negligence: defendant

(Leading individuals)

Catherine BennettCapsticks 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.