Chris Alderson

Chris specialises in healthcare law. He undertakes defendant clinical negligence litigation, including claims of utmost severity on behalf of NHS clients and represents such clients at inquests, including Article 2 and jury inquests.

Chris is also an expert in the field of information governance, and regularly advises NHS and other healthcare providers, third sector entities and tech start-ups in the field. He also provides advice on transactional work involving a change in usage of personal data. Recent work in this area has included advising an NHS body in relation to the IG issues in a major NHS Test Bed project, and preparing clients for GDPR implementation.

Chris’s advice has covered matters relating to patient information and confidentiality, including data security breaches and the associated monetary penalties, and commercially sensitive information, in particular in relation to contentious procurement issues.

Chris also advises on public interest disclosures of information and has advised recently on disclosures of information with a national high profile, including those concerning safeguarding children. Chris also lectures and publishes articles on wider issues of information governance with a particular emphasis on the health sector.

Main areas of expertise

  • information governance
  • clinical negligence litigation
  • inquests

The clients he works with

  • NHS foundation trusts
  • NHS trusts
  • healthcare practitioners
  • medical defence organisations
  • charities
  • third sector organisations

Professional memberships

  • The Law Society
  • Legal 500 2019
    “Clever lawyer who likes to get under the skin of a case.”