Solicitor – Clinical Negligence
We have an exciting opportunity for a Solicitor to join our Clinical Negligence team, to be based from our Southampton or Richmond office. This role would suit candidates with experience and knowledge of complex claimant Clinical Negligence cases.
You will assist senior colleagues and manage your own caseload efficiently and effectively, and have the ability to deal with clients in a sensitive and professional way, working well within a structured team environment.
Your normal working hours will be Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm, however you will need to be flexible in working outside these hours as the team and business requires. Moore Blatch offers a competitive benefits package which includes 25 days holiday.
Moore Blatch is a Top 100 leading UK law firm in the South, with ambitious plans for growth and a reputation for doing things differently. With a strong culture of teamwork and a relentless focus on quality, we believe that everyone counts.
Our Clinical Negligence team is rated Band 1 with Chambers UK, and Tier 1 in the Legal 500, and is headed up by Tim Spring, who is a Legal 500 Recommended Lawyer.
If you wish to work with us and help us build on our success, please send us your CV and a covering letter via the form below or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Brain injuries, particularly cases involving strokes
- Delayed diagnosis of cancer claims including gynaecological cancers, sarcoma, blood cancers and renal cancer
- Surgical error
- Spinal injuries including delay in diagnosis and treatment of cauda equina syndrome
- Treatment of infection and sepsis
I am a Senior Solicitor with a wealth of experience in clinical negligence claims, having specialised in this area throughout my career. I have dealt with a full range of clinical negligence claims, including brain injuries, delayed diagnosis of cancer, and spinal injury claims.
I joined Moore Blatch in 2018, having previously worked at other leading firms in London and Hampshire.
I act for clients from all walks of life who have been injured due to medical negligence. It is my passion to help people obtain answers where mistakes have been made, but also to look at how their lives have been impacted and what can be done to assist them. I combine a technical approach to the medical and legal aspects of winning claims with a practical approach to assessing my clients’ needs. For example, where liability is admitted I will seek to obtain interim payments of compensation so that my clients’ immediate needs can be met.
- APIL member
I am a senior solicitor specialising in helping clients with catastrophic injuries as a result of negligent medical care.
My clients are typically patients that have suffered catastrophic injuries as a result of medical negligence, provided either through the NHS or in private practice. I support clients through medical negligence claims, securing payments that can have an immense impact on their quality of life.
I have particular experience helping clients who have suffered eye and amputation injuries.
I am tenacious, proactive and diligent and get to the heart of a claim speedily, ensuring admissions of liability (and interim payments of damages) at the earliest possible opportunity. Numerous clients have reported seeing their quality of life improved immeasurably through the work I have done for them.
I have relationships with some of the leading charities working with victims of medical accidents including the RNIB and the Limbless Association.
A £120,000 settlement in a claim involving delayed diagnosis and treatment of HSE encephalitis
A £900,000 interim payment award at a contested application at the High Court for a young girl
A £1.5 million settlement for a lady who lost almost all her sight as a consequence of a delayed diagnosis of glaucoma
A £750,000 award for a lady who developed severe neuropathic leg pain, bowel and urological dysfunction and psychiatric injury as a consequence of delayed micro discectomy surgery for cauda equina syndrome
A £300,000 award for a man who suffered complete heart block, requiring the implantation of a permanent pacemaker, as a consequence of a negligently performed catheter ablation
A £300,000 award for an 88-year old Second World War veteran who suffered a leg amputation injury and urinary dysfunction as a consequence of a road traffic accident. The settlement was based on extensive expert evidence, and was negotiated and paid out before the first anniversary of the accident which meant that the Claimant was able to benefit from the award before he died at the age of 90. The case was publicised in the Evening Standard.
I am married with a young son. I enjoy travelling, reading and listening to music.
Accreditations & Memberships
- APIL accredited senior litigator
- Listed in Legal 500 as a leading individual
- Listed in Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers magazine as a rising star in the field of medical negligence work
I provide legal support to colleagues in the medical negligence department.
Our clients are private individuals who have suffered injury as a result of substandard medical treatment or care.
I act as an additional point of contact in the team, answering clients’ queries and providing support and a listening ear at what is a difficult time in their lives.
Accreditations & Memberships
- CILEx level 3 certificate in law & practice
I assist Sarah Stanton and Mala Sidebottom in the medical negligence department whose clients have suffered serious illness or injury as a result of substandard medical treatment.
I have over 5 years’ experience in medical negligence, and am currently studying with CILEx Law School in order to qualify as a Charted Legal Executive.
Accreditations & Memberships
- CILEx Level 3 Professional Diploma in Law and Practice
- CILEx Level 6 Diploma in Law and Practice (currently studying)
I am a solicitor and qualified medical doctor, specialising in helping clients who have suffered illness and injury as a result of substandard medical care.
The clients I work for are individuals who have experienced injury due to medical negligence. Many of the claims I handle have left the client with a permanent disability, or else resulted in the death of a family member.
I have a particular interest in helping clients with urology and birth injury claims, and frequently act for those who have sustained medical injuries to the kidney. I also regularly work on cases involving delay in treating and diagnosing infectious diseases, inadequate consent for surgery and delay in diagnosing hearing loss.
I have a successful track record of recovering substantial amounts of compensation on my clients’ behalf. Recent settlements include £1m for a client with delay in diagnosis and treatment of herpes simplex encephalitis and £700,000 for a client who developed cauda equina syndrome following spinal surgery.
I joined Moore Blatch in 2015. Previously, I worked in medical negligence for a London law firm for more than 10 years.
Before training as a solicitor, I worked as a practising anaesthetist.
I am regularly invited to speak to medical and legal students at events to discuss issues that affect their professions.
Accreditations & Memberships
- Law Society’s medical negligence panel
I joined Moore Blatch in 2014. During this time I have gained an insight in several different departments. Although each area can be very different, I am committed to delivering a high level of service to all clients.
I assist with a range of immigration matters for both business and private clients. I work closely with more senior members of the team to provide support and assistance and often act as a point of contact. I understand the process of making an application can be a stressful time. I am therefore committed to reassuring our clients and guiding them through the process. I can help you with all areas of immigration law.
- Fluent French
- Catastrophic injuries
- Medical negligence
I specialise in providing legal support to those who have experienced catastrophic failings at the hands of healthcare providers and medical practitioners.
Our clients are individuals who have sustained life changing injuries through no fault of their own. I help them obtain compensation that enables them to resume as much of a normal life as possible.
Outside of work I enjoy walking and observing wildlife. I also like to travel and often visit historic sites.
- Delays in diagnosing cancer
- Complex orthopaedic and sports injuries, for example ACL reconstructions
- General surgery and surgical complications
- Birth injuries and cerebral palsy
- Delays in identifying sepsis
I am an experienced senior solicitor in the medical negligence team, supporting clients with all forms of medical negligence claims, ensuring that they have the finance they require and care they need to carry on with their lives.
From moderate surgical or orthopaedic injuries to catastrophically injured children and adults, I act on behalf of clients with a broad range of medical negligence claims. Many of the claims I handle involve serious injury or death.
Often, my clients have high value and complex cases related to delays in diagnosing cancer, birth injuries, general surgery, orthopaedics, and accident and emergency injuries.
I often support clients who have high value and complex cases involving delays in diagnosing cancer, birth injuries, general surgery, orthopaedics, and accident and emergency injuries.
In my view every person who has been injured by negligence should be able to have access to a solicitor, no matter the value of their loss.
The financial consequences resulting from an unexpected injury tend to disproportionately impact those on lower incomes, given that this class of people generally do not have access to sick pay or other employment benefits. Furthermore, people on low incomes are increasingly unable to get the proper amount of care and assistance that they need due to nationwide social care funding issues. It is unfair that these people should have to shoulder this burden through no fault of their own.
One of my priorities is to ensure that my clients do not suffer financial hardship as a result of injuries imposed on them, and that they are able to access the care that they need to live as normal and fulfilling a life as possible.
I qualified as a solicitor in 2013, having obtained a first class honours law degree from the College of Law.
I joined Moore Blatch in 2014 and I now have over ten years’ experience conducting medical negligence claims for claimants.
I have a keen interest in climbing and mountaineering and try to get away to the mountains whenever I can.