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Samuel Harland

Principal Associate


Sam joined Weightmans in September 2013 having previously worked as a claimant clinical negligence lawyer for a number of years. Sam specialises in health related legal services and particularly defending clinical negligence claims on behalf of NHS Trusts.

Sam is an accomplished litigator; the majority of his cases are high value and involve complex medical and legal issues. Sam has handled cases with values exceeding £10 million.

Sam has a reputation for dealing with claims pragmatically and collaboratively and is adept at resolving difficult claims through alternative dispute resolution and mediation.

Sam has developed a niche specialism in claims arising from disease contamination following organ transplant and claims arising from nerve injury following blood transfusion. In addition Sam regularly deals with claims involving:

  • Obstetrics & gynaecology
  • Oncology
  • Anaesthetics
  • Orthopaedics
  • Neurosurgery
  • General & colorectal surgery
  • Paediatrics
  • Emergency medicine

Sam has defended a number of claims to trial and achieved discontinuances in multiple claims valued in excess of £1 million. He presents to NHS organisations on safety and learning issues.

Sam was promoted to Associate in 2018.

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