Mike Scherp has an excellent perspective on matters as a result of his work on both the defence and claimant side, and is also able to provide advocacy for healthcare professionals in complex inquests, ranging from deaths resulting from errors in general practice to deaths in custody, many of which involve issues arising from the Human Rights Act.Legal 500 2021
Formerly of RadcliffesLeBrasseur, Mike defends healthcare professionals in a wide variety of forums, including the GMC and the GDC, where he regularly provides representation and advocacy for clients.
Mike represents healthcare professionals where concerns have been raised by a Local Health Board in Wales or NHS England, including formal hearings and appeals to the First Tier Tribunal. He has represented and provided advocacy for healthcare professionals in many complex inquests, ranging from deaths resulting from errors in general practice to deaths in custody, many of which involve issues arising from the Human Rights Act. He has also represented clients in interviews with the NHS Counter Fraud service.
Mike has a wide range of experience in the field of clinical negligence and personal injury from his work in New Zealand, the Channel Islands as well as England and Wales, and regularly advises on the defence of high value claims. Moreover, having worked for both claimants and defendants in clinical negligence litigation, Mike has a good understanding of the issues and concerns, as well as the tactics, of both sides of the litigation equation.
Mike specialises in advising and representing his clients in various regulatory and disciplinary proceedings, including General Medical Council panels, General Dental Council committees, First Tier Tribunals and primary health lists hearings, inquests, and proceedings in the High Court and Crown Court.
Mike has particular expertise in paediatric meningococcal cases, orthopaedics, gastrointestinal surgery, obstetric injuries and fatal accidents.
He has strong technical skills and experience and has assisted in the defence of an £11 million claim arising out of a paediatric meningitis injury with complex causation and quantum issues that were vigorously contested between the parties to trial.
Mike originally qualified as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand before qualifying as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales in 2005.