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DAC Beachcroft LLP

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Paul Taylor

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DAC Beachcroft LLP

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Healthcare and clinical risk.


Paul is a nominated partner for the NHSLA and has been involved in defending claims against the health service since 1995. He specialises in claims for catastrophic injury, including birth injury claims, spinal injuries and high-value fatal accidents claims. Paul also has considerable experience of representing hospital trusts in the coroners court and has advised the health service on a range of issues, including confidentiality and consent to treatment.


Browne Jacobson 2001-06; Eversheds 2006-08; partner Beachcroft (now DAC Beachcroft LLP) 2008 to date.


Law Society; Fellow Institute of Legal Executives 1991.


Nottingham Law School (LSF 1st class hons).

Yorkshire and the Humber: Insurance

Clinical negligence: defendant

Within: Clinical negligence: defendant

The 'extremely strong' team at DAC Beachcroft LLP 'handles serious cases efficiently and effectively' for both public and private sector clients. As well as being instructed by various NHS Trusts, the group is also 'a well-respected player in the professional indemnity market, with a strong portfolio of insurer clients' and deals with matters for the MDU. With 'superb leadership skills', the 'experienced and able' Sean Doherty heads the practice alongside the 'highly experienced, good tactician' Paul Taylor. Practice heads Doherty and Taylor are adept at advising on the most complex cases and have particular specialisms for matters of spinal and brain injury in adults and children, and metal on metal hip prosthesis claims, respectively. The department boasts an 'experienced team top to bottom' including the  'hard working and bright' solicitors Nicola Perrott and Laura Hawksworth. The team continues to represent its clients in large volumes catastrophic injury claims and acts in claims arising from the fields of breast surgery and orthopaedics.

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