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Advice and support for NHS trusts dealing with a wide range of healthcare issues, including litigation related to clinical negligence.

Allegations of clinical negligence are perhaps the most serious issues that NHS trusts face. Added to this are a variety of legal risks and responsibilities that require careful management on a continuous basis, often in the public eye.

The skills and experience of the legal team brought in to handle these matters are crucially important in this situation. While patient welfare is the number one priority, it is also essential to ensure fair treatment towards the authorities concerned and protect the reputations of clinicians and their employers wherever possible.

Weightmans' specialist Healthcare team covers all aspects of healthcare and related areas of law and practice, including child law, clinical negligence, clinical governance, consent to treatment, healthcare advisory and mental health.

We provide a supportive, proactive service based on a deep understanding of NHS procedures and the social/political background of public healthcare. Additional services include advising on Foundation Trust applications and risk management issues arising from data protection legislation and the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Our expert team includes doctors and nurses among other health professionals, all with specialist medical knowledge in key areas. We frequently act in complex, high-profile cases and were closely involved in the 'Bristol Babies' case, a multi-party action involving paediatric cardiac surgery.

We have a dedicated phone number to deal with healthcare enquiries out of hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call us on 0151 243 9830. 

Ranked Band 1 for "Clinical Negligence: Mainly Defendant" by Chambers and Partners 2016.
Ranked Band 2 for "Healthcare" – Chambers and Partners 2016.
Ranked Band 2 for "Healthcare: Mental Health: Providers" - Chambers and Partners 2016.

They take into consideration our circumstances and point us in the right direction. They are also very accessible.


Their strengths for me are very much the client focus and the fact that feedback is frequently sought.

Chambers & Partners 2016

Weightmans LLP enjoys 'an excellent reputation' acting for clients such as Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust, Doncaster and Bassetlaw NHS Foundation Trust, and Birmingham Children's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in matters including healthcare litigation and advisory, commercial and employment matters.

Legal 500 2015

Tony Yeaman
"With detailed knowledge of healthcare we advise healthcare providers on both corporate and clinical governance"
Tony Yeaman

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