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Ian Critchley



Ian is a partner with over 18 years' experience in dealing with healthcare matters, specialising in clinical negligence litigation. He has advised NHS Trusts and NHS Resolution throughout that time and is the client partner for several NHS Trust clients in the North West.

Ian manages a wide caseload of high-value, complicated and sensitive claims on behalf of NHS Resolution including maximum severity birth injury claims and has settled numerous cases by way of periodical payment orders (PPOs).

He also has particular expertise in surgical claims and cases involving spinal injuries, brain damage, amputation, the delayed diagnosis of cancer and orthopaedic injuries. Many of Ian’s cases involve complex medical and quantum issues. Ian has also dealt with highly sensitive cases on behalf of NHS Resolution involving significant publicity, including the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust group action claims.

He adopts a sensible and pragmatic approach to managing claims in order to achieve a fair and reasonable resolution for all parties. He has substantial experience of various alternatives to litigation, including mediation.

Ian has also lectured to NHS Trusts on a variety of issues including risk management, consent, duty of candour and the clinical negligence litigation process. He has assisted with patient safety projects and is responsible for managing all day-to-day aspects of the large healthcare teams in Liverpool and Manchester, including various NHS Trust secondments.

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