We act only in the defence of healthcare professionals. We work with doctors, dentists, pharmacists and all other healthcare professionals. Our team of specialists provides individuals and professional indemnifiers with a first class service of practical advice and representation on all contentious issues. We have exceptionally talented and experienced litigators who offer a uniquely personal service. In addition to representation and advice for clinical negligence claims, we provide a broad range of assistance, including risk management, to ensure that our clients are better able to defend themselves against future claims. We are proud to act for a leading medical and dental defence organisation, private hospitals and individuals.
We regularly provide advice, advocacy and support to practitioners facing complaints, disciplinary proceedings, allegations of professional misconduct and other fitness to practice issues, Coroners’ Inquests and Public Inquiries, including full representation with or without Counsel. Other areas of work include Judicial Review, Data Protection, Freedom of Information, Statutory Prosecutions and issues arising from mental health law.
Never stuffy and always practical, we work hard to ensure that our advice takes account of the wider professional issues faced by practitioners. We aim to provide a high quality service and exceptional value for money. We combine our sympathetic approach with a determination to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients.
But don’t take our word for it:
"Gordons instruct us regularly on specialist medical claims and regulatory work. Their close knit team has a wealth of experience and produces work of the highest standard. Gordons’ pragmatic approach enables us to work as a team, which invariably gives their clients an advantage"
Lee Johnson, Senior Clerk, 3 Serjeants’ Inn, Temple, London.
"This niche department features prominently on our list to highly commend, for regulatory and claims."
Matthew Phipps, Senior Clerk, One Crown Office Row, Temple, London.
"Gordons has established an excellent reputation in the areas of clinical negligence, healthcare advisory and regulatory work. Their exceptional team of Defence lawyers still manages to provide a personal service while also handling quality work for healthcare practitioners."
Paul Barton, Senior Clerk, Outer Temple Chambers, Temple London.
Iain Pickering is named in the Chambers Legal Directory as a leading individual in defendant clinical negligence, and the firm has been described as "highly rated".
We are listed in the Legal 500 as follows:
Clinical negligence: defendant
Gordons Partnership LLP (Guildford)
The clinical negligence team at Gordons Partnership LLP in Guildford advises medical defence organisations, private hospitals, insurers and individual practitioners, and undertakes a considerable amount of regulatory, disciplinary, professional conduct and inquest work as well as criminal proceedings. Representing medical professionals in proceedings and inquests falls within the purview of former doctor Leigh Taylor, who also advises on data protection and consent issues. Team lead Charles Atkins focuses on catastrophic injuries and multi-party claims, with a specialisation in spinal surgery matters. Iain Pickering handles cases of similar complexity that involve general practice, obstetrics and surgery, while Alison Harden has experience in neurology and psychiatry.
We provide our clients with periodic case law updates. Our most recent updates can be accessed here: April 2017