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There are a number of issues we are looking at, including losing the chance to obtain damages arising from the conduct of the litigation by previous solicitors.

We look at allegations of negligence such as starting court proceedings out of time and failing to advance a claim based on the unsafe Urabe mumps virus vaccine.

Our Team includes two senior QCs and is led by Luke Patel, Partner and Head of our Litigation Team. 

We are working on a Conditional Fee Agreement basis ('no win, no fee'), supported by After The Event ("ATE") insurance.

If you were part of the initial litigation and you consider that you may have a claim, please complete and submit the enquiry form on this page, email MMRinfo@LawBlacks.com or call 0113 227 9399.

 

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Medical Negligence & Personal Injury
Luke Patel
Luke Patel
Partner
0113 227 9316
LPatel@LawBlacks.com

Luke Patel qualified as a Solicitor in London in 1995 and has worked at Blacks Solicitors since 1998, where he is now a Partner and Head of the Commercial Dispute Resolution and Personal Injury & Medical Negligence teams.

Luke acts for a broad range of clients from owner managed businesses to charities and international organisations, undertaking a variety of commercial chancery work including: company and contractual disputes; director/shareholder disputes; disputes concerning trustees; professional negligence; defamation; privacy; and property litigation (including landlord and tenant matters).

He has a particular experience in dealing with complex charity disputes concerning religious organisations (temples, gurdwaras and mosques) acting for both trustees, executive committees and congregation members in group type actions.

Luke has also had several reported cases in the Court of Appeal. One successful matter included advising a prominent religious leader where permission was secured to appeal to the Court of Appeal, and the case went on to the Supreme Court.

Recognised by the Legal 500 as being “an exceptional litigator”, “very client focused, driven by getting the right outcome for his clients and always delivering an impeccable service”. Luke was also awarded the Best Professional in Business Award at the English Asian Business Awards 2013.

Nathan Clay
Nathan Clay
Associate
0113 227 9355
NClay@LawBlacks.com

Nathan Clay joined Blacks Solicitors in 2012 and is an Associate Solicitor in the Personal Injury and Medical Negligence team.

He graduated in 1996 and was a Claims Handler at a large insurance firm in Leeds before moving to a solicitors practice in York.

Whilst working there he studied for the LPC part-time at the College of Law and qualified in 2001.

Nathan has extensive experience of handling cases for Claimants and Defendants, including medical negligence claims against hospitals, GPs, and dentists. He also deals with claims for accidents at work, in public and road traffic accidents (RTAs).

He is experienced at dealing with complex and high value cases, and has a particular interest in spinal and brain injury cases, and claims for motorcyclists.

Tina Tosney
Tina Tosney
Paralegal
0113 227 9350
TTosney@LawBlacks.com

Tina Tosney joined Blacks Solicitors in 2007 and is a Senior Litigation Executive in the Personal Injury & Medical Negligence team.

Tina previously worked within a specialist Insurance Fraud team, acting on behalf of insurance companies who had received claims which they suspected were fraudulent.

She now specialises in a variety of personal injury matters including public liability cases, employer’s liability cases and road traffic accidents (RTAs), acting on behalf of both Claimants and Defendants.

Tina has a keen interest in highway tripping cases and, whilst these cases are often difficult to prove, has secured successful results for clients on a vast number of occasions.

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