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What can Stephen do for you
Stephen has worked in defendant clinical negligence since qualifying as a solicitor in 2005.
He joined Hempsons in 2014 and deals with a broad spectrum of clinical negligence work, including complex higher value matters and surgical cases.
Main areas of expertise
- Cosmetic treatment
The clients he works with
- Private doctors
The lead Judgment in Cartwright is a barrier for successful Defendants who wish to recover the costs of defending personal injury claims. Lord Justice Coulson upheld the Cost Judge's decision that that sums payable under a Tomlin order by D1 to the Claimant were not covered by CPR r.44.14(1). On that basis, the successful D2, Venduct, could not recover their legal costs from the damages paid by D1 to the Claimant under the Tomlin order. Unfortunately for Defendants, settlements reached under CPR r.36 are not covered by the QOWCS regime either.
Our update on recent clinical negligence cases sees Hempsons comment on legal issues and quantum points arising. Click here to read more about these cases. Please speak to Stephen Maratos with any questions.
Defendant obtains Summary Judgment in Clinical Negligence Claim: Hewes v West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust & Ors...
In Hewes the Third Defendant (GP) was able to obtain Summary Judgment against the Claimant who had suffered with Cauda Equina Syndrome.
The Judgment of Mr Justice Turner from 21 May 2018 in HJ (A Child) v Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust  EWHC 1227 (QB) was a reminder that the opinion of a single joint expert (SJE) is not binding on the Court.