John Fitzpatrick

John joined Hempsons in 1995 when Hempsons took over the NWHLS. He qualified as a solicitor in 1998 and became an associate solicitor with Hempsons in 2011 when Hempsons introduced its associate career structure.  John has had a diverse caseload focusing on healthcare litigation; clinical negligence claims for NHS Resolution, MDU, DDU and private clients; crime and professional regulatory matters GMC, GDC, FTT and PL cases and advising and representing clients in primary care contracting disputes and performance disputes.

Main areas of expertise

  • Health Care Litigation (clinical and dental negligence, defamation, primary care)
  • Crime (white collar- medical)
  • Professional Regulatory work (GMC, GDC, FTT)
  • Primary Care contracting

The clients he works with

  • MDU
  • NHSR
  • Private clients


  • Solicitor (1998)

Professional memberships

  • Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers (member)

John Fitzpatrick “has a good eye for detail”. (Legal 500)