Clinical negligence

The leading national defendant clinical negligence firm

We are the leading national defendant clinical negligence firm, with all three of our offices ranked as ‘top tier’ by the Legal 500 and many of our team attracting individual praise. Our 70+ strong team of lawyers advise NHS Resolution, NHS trusts and medical defence organisations on wide ranging and important issues providing intelligent and novel solutions and are described as ‘second to none’ by Chambers and Partners. We have huge experience in dealing with the most complex birth injury and wrongful birth claims. The team is recognised for its knowledge of the healthcare field.  We also have an in house costs team as we appreciate that the cost of litigation is one of our clients’ major concerns.

“Good value for money and approachable.”Legal 500 2013

“Hempsons is a ‘leading firm in this field’…a ‘major player with many years of experience’.”Legal 500 2013

“They are highly efficient, they judge a case well, and they take a very realistic attitude.”Chambers UK 2013

“The team impresses its clients with its continuity of staff, its fantastic client care, and because it is ‘excellent at handling clinicians’.”Chambers UK 2012

“They’re really good at meeting our preferences, they keep us informed and they’re brilliant at getting back to you. Their client relations are outstanding.”Chambers UK 2012

“The standard of its work and the quality of its advice are absolutely first-rate”Chambers UK 2011

“The lawyers here go the extra mile to get on with the clinicians”Chambers UK 2011

“Peers regard the firm as ‘impressive’ and ‘a great operation’, while sources at the Bar applaud the firm’s ‘market knowledge’, ‘attention to detail’ and ability to ‘get to the bottom of complex cases quickly’.”Legal 500 2010

Key services and issues

  • Experience in depth
  • Complex and high value cases
  • Quantum advice
  • Costs department
  • Periodical payments expertise
  • Indexation
  • Dental claims
  • Mental health knowledge
  • Patient safety and risk management advice
  • Knowledge of the whole healthcare sector
  • Challenging conditional fees

Our work

  • Group litigation
  • Costs capping
  • Local Authority care issues

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