Solicitor in the Clinical Negligence department based at Norman House. I act for clients who have suffered negligence by medical clinicians and who want to recover compensation from them. The majority of the claims are against the NHS. I tend to work on complex cases such as birth defects and maximum severity injuries and also on cases that are being litigated through to trial. I am a Court of Protection appointed Deputy. I have acted in cases involving breaches of human rights. I am also a member of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal and chair tribunal hearings in London. I am an Assessor to the Law Society’s Personal Injury Accreditation Panel.
My interests include bridge and education. (I am a Trustee of an Educational Trust which looks after 15 Secondary and Primary Schools in the East Midlands). I was a very keen long-distance runner but health problems (and old age) have forced me to give that up. I am recovering from recent major spinal surgery. I attend a gym three times per week.
I am a keen amateur baker and I try and keep my colleagues supplied with cake. (Whether the cake is any good – is open to interpretation!)
I try and maintain a sense of the ridiculous.
A few years ago, I took over a case from another firm of solicitors. This was a birth defect/maximum severity case. After several years of litigation, I managed to recover a substantial sum of money for the client. At the time, the settlement achieved was the highest amount of money awarded. This record held for several years. At the conclusion of the case, the client’s parents approached me and asked if I could assist the client (and them) in looking after the money. Faced with this expression of confidence, I agreed and successfully applied to the Court of Protection to be appointed as Deputy for this severely disabled client.