Elizabeth Thomas

What Elizabeth can do for you

Elizabeth is in the main a litigator with broad experience of advising NHS trusts, NHS Resolution and MDOs on complex and high value clinical negligence matters. Elizabeth also is one of the firm’s leads on defamation having achieved strike out on a number of occasions for the client.

Aside from litigation, Elizabeth works with individual healthcare professionals and students in regulatory and advisory matters. 

While working out of the London office, Elizabeth is based in the Channel Islands and is an active member of Guernsey’s Princess Elizabeth Hospital Ethics Committee. She is also a Trustee of the UK Clinical Ethics Network. Elizabeth has an academic background in healthcare ethics having studied it at Yale University, during her Masters degree at Manchester University and during her undergraduate degree at Cambridge University.

Elizabeth’s undergraduate degree in Natural Sciences (Pembroke College) Cambridge enables her to get to grips with the science of healthcare claims and to relate to the professionals she advises and supports.

Elizabeth is married to a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and has two sons.

Main areas of expertise

  • Clinical negligence litigation
  • Defamation
  • Regulatory
  • Advisory

Clients

  • NHS trusts
  • NHS Resolution
  • Healthcare professionals
  • Students

Publications

Medicolegal Issues in Obstetrics and Gynaecology’, Springer; 1st ed. 2018 edition (29 Jun. 2018), Chp. ‘Consent after Montgomery: Legal Considerations’ Thomas E., Leigh B.

‘The Clinical Disputes Forum code to candour’; Thomas E., Leigh B., ‘Clinical Risk’ January/March 2014 vol.20 no 1-2, 11-15

‘An anesthetic duty of candour’; Stevens J., Thomas E., Leigh B., ‘The Society for Ethics and Law in Medicine’, July 2014 22-24

Qualifications

  • LLM (Manchester), 2014
  • Diploma in Bioethics (Yale, CT), 2010
  • LPC (BPP, London), 2009
  • MA (Cantab), 2008
  • GDL (BPP, London), 2007
  • BA Natural Sciences (Cambridge) 2005

Professional memberships

SRA – Member of the Roll