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Sarah Hopwood

Principal Associate

Sarah is an associate and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives with over 17 years fee earning background in defendant personal injury and clinical negligence, working for a variety of major insurer clients involving both public and private sector.

Sarah joined Weightmans in 2005 working for NHS Resolution in the Healthcare Team, although she also undertakes clinical negligence work for other insurers, such as RSA. Sarah is also the fraud lead for healthcare.

Sarah handles large volumes of complex and high value cases which include clinical negligence, employer liability and public liability claims. Although she handles a wide variety of different claims, she has a particular interest in group litigation, psychiatric cases, informed consent, third party assaults, bullying and stress at work claims.


Insights Fundamental dishonesty: Is surveillance always necessary?

In the case of Carol Sammut v The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust (2019), Deputy High Court Judge Allen dismissed the claimant’s claim against the…

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