Tim Hodgetts

Partner

  • Profile
  • I have been a partner in Bevan Brittan since May 2007 and lead a team of 15 solicitors working across three offices.

    As a Nominated Partner for NHS Resolution work in the firm's Clinical Risk department, I have been acting on behalf of NHS Resolution and NHS Trusts and in the defence of clinical negligence cases since 2001.  I am recognised as a leading clinical negligence and medical malpractice solicitor by both Chambers and the Legal 500.

    I act for a leading medical insurer, advising on medical malpractice issues. This work involves dealing with all the client’s claims and inquests from various sectors including; prison healthcare, out of hours GP services, cosmetic surgery treatments and NHS 111 services.

    I deal with a broad spectrum of cases and have experience in most clinical disciplines. Typically, my cases are high value and complex claims often involving brain or other neurological injury. I have successfully defended many claims at trial and have fought cases to the Court of Appeal.

    I also manage the firm’s relationships with a number of our insurance and health clients in both primary care and acute settings.

    Seminars:

    I provide training on the medico-legal process to doctors and nurses and have developed specific training packages for Obstetric and Neurosurgical practice.

    Recently, I spoke at a primary care setting conference run by an insurer for their clients and insurance brokers on claims arising out of an inquest.

    Publications

    I have published articles and case reports in Clinical Risk and Healthcare Risk Report.

    Career highlights

    • Lead solicitor on a group action for claims of sexual abuse arising from neurological treatment.
    • MC and JC v Birmingham Women's NHS Foundation Trust, [2016] EWHC 1334 (QB) - successfully defended cerebral palsy claim.
    • SB v Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust; [2016] EWHC 90 (QB) - successfully defended cerebral palsy claim.
    • Popple v Birmingham Women's NHS Foundation Trust; [2012] EWCA Civ 1628 -Court of Appeal decision on material contribution.
    • Appleby v Northern Devon; [2012] EWHC 4356 (QB) - High Court guidance on double recovery in personal injury.
    • LK v SWBH; [2010] EWCH 1928 (QB) - Anonymity in clinical negligence litigation.
    • Evans v Birmingham and the Black Country Strategic Health Authority; [2007] EWCA 1300s - successfully defended cerebral palsy claim upheld in the Court of Appeal.

NHSLA-nominated partner Timothy Hodgetts divides his time between dealing with clinical negligence cases of his own and supervising those of others in the Birmingham team. Sources mark him out as “likeable, bright, able and tenacious.”

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