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Tim Spring

Partner and Head of Clinical Negligence

Area of Expertise

  • Clinical negligence

I am a partner and head of the firm’s clinical negligence team, specialising in complex claims involving death and serious neurological injury, including injury arising out of obstetric mis-management.

Before returning to claimant practice, I spent nearly a decade leading a team of lawyers investigating major clinical mishaps for the NHS. I was also course director for the UK’s first university-accredited Diploma in Clinical Risk Management for healthcare professionals.

This gives me a valuable insight into the processes and procedures within healthcare organisations, which informs the expert legal support I give to my clients.

I have a particular interest in ensuring that lessons are learned from individual patient experience within the NHS so that patient care is improved.

Notable cases:


"The other firm that stands out for me is Moore Blatch in Southampton, particularly the very able, very thorough senior partner Tim Spring, who will battle to find a good outcome for his clients on the most complex and difficult cases, which often other firms will have turned away." Third party

"I would highly recommend him. He is a highly experienced, very able practitioner. He does a very good job." Third party

"I only briefly dealt with Tim. His strength and conviction gave me confidence." Client

"Tim's an old hand who can win clinical negligence cases with his eyes closed." Independent third party

"He gives excellent quality instructions and handles high level claims. Tim Spring is very sharp." Client

"Tim has been extremely helpful. He's an excellent and prompt communicator who is able to answer all queries. The answers he provides often contain extremely valuable advice." Client

"Tim is very professional, very thorough, very intelligent and relentless in his pursuit of the clients' claims." Client

"He's very experienced and knowledgeable." Client

"He's a very tenacious and thoughtful litigator. He's very respectable, respectful and respected." Market Commentator

Directory quote

"He's got huge depths of technical understanding and a superb ability to translate that to the client and other advisers, and he works well in helping our team produce the best product." Chambers and Partners UK 2018

Spring, who leads the practice, is recommended for his "tenacity" and "dogged pursuit of even the most contested cases".  Legal 500, 2017

Timothy Spring heads the firm's clinical negligence group and is praised as "an absolute fighter in litigation and complex work." He specialises in complex brain injury cases, particularly concerning encephalitis. One source notes: "He's excellent and very good at case management - a good advocate." Chambers UK 2017

According to his peers, Timothy Spring is a "wise clinical negligence lawyer" who utilises his "endless book of medical experts" to provide his clients with top of the range services. Chambers UK 2016

Tim Spring heads the ‘assiduous’ team at Moore Blatch LLP, which handles claims arising from infectious neurological diseases and rare endocrinological conditions. Legal 500, 2016

Timothy Spring covers a very broad range of work. He takes on significant cases of obstetrics and serious brain injury. Chambers UK 2015

For some, Moore Blatch LLP is ‘the country’s leader in clinical negligence’. ‘Very approachable and knowledgeable’ practice head Tim Spring is recommended for obstetrics and brain injury matters. Legal 500, 2015

Highly experienced head of department Timothy Spring benefits from experience at a top defendant firm. He is praised for his "excellent judgement and knowledge" by sources.  Chambers UK 2014


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