Clinical negligence - defendant
Beachcroft LLP, Newcastle
Ward Hadaway, Newcastle
Samuel Phillips Law Firm, Newcastle
Beachcroft LLP built on its arrival in 2008 with new client wins in the form of panel appointments to cover the MDU's North East caseload and pre-litigation work for BUPA Care Homes. David Weatherburn heads the team, which advises both public and private sector clients, while Neil Rowe handles a significant proportion of the firm's NHSLA workload.
Ward Hadaway has a strong track record of advising NHS trusts in defending high-value negligence claims, with recent highlights including being appointed to the Medical Protection Society's Legal Services Panel. Jeffrey Keeble heads the practice and is particularly noted for his mental health and paediatric expertise.
Samuel Phillips Law Firm's Barry Speker supplements its strong claimant offering with work for NHS trusts, GPs and health authorities.