I am a medical malpractice and clinical negligence lawyer with particular expertise in high value obstetric and neurological claims. I am also head of the firm's Clinical Risk department and on the board of the firm. The work of the department covers all aspects of patient care with a focus on clinical negligence and medical malpractice ligation, inquests, healthcare regulatory law, Court of Protection issues, judicial review, injunctions, mental health and safeguarding matters.
My own practice straddles the health market: I am a Nominated Partner for NHS Resolution and a number of NHS Trusts; I am also the lead partner for a leading medical insurer, advising on medical malpractice issues for independent sector providers. I have been active in the clinical negligence and medical malpractice sectors since 2001. I am recognised as a leading clinical negligence and medical malpractice solicitor by both Chambers and the Legal 500.
Tim Hodgetts leads a strong team from the front and his proactive approach permeates the team, who all have a very “hands on” attitude, assessing the risks and the best tactical approach to a case from the outset.
I provide training on the medico-legal process to doctors and nurses and have developed specific training packages for Obstetric and Neurosurgical practice. I have been an invited speaker at conferences run by an insurer and for the Claimant lobby.
- Lead solicitor on a group action for claims of sexual abuse arising from neurological treatment.
- Many reported cases including:
- MC and JC v Birmingham Women's NHS Foundation Trust,  EWHC 1334 (QB);SB v Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust;  EWHC 90 (QB); Popple v Birmingham Women's NHS Foundation Trust;  EWCA Civ 1628; Appleby v Northern Devon  EWHC 4356 (QB); Evans v Birmingham and the Black Country Strategic Health Authority;  EWCA 1300s
Interim Payments – An outbreak of common sense? Surely not…
Tim Hodgetts reports on an outbreak of common sense with huge savings for Defendants.
A day in the life of an Obstetrician
Having handled claims arising out of obstetric alleged negligence for almost 10 years, I felt that I had a pretty good idea of...
Times Best Law Firm Spotlight: Clinical Negligence
Bevan Brittan successfully defends a medical malpractice claim in the...
Roger Johnson v Andrew Williams
He is a superb strategist.