Our Expertise

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Mike Hill

&nbsp; Mike has a well-established reputation as a busy, key clinical negligence barrister boasting strong medical expertise informed by his previous occupation as a dentist. He represents both claimants and defendants in clinical negligence claims of all types and is especially known for his dental negligence expertise. <strong>"Demonstrates extensive knowledge of Clinical Law generally and dental claims specifically. Is particularly impressive with complex and or high value dental claims, respected by both patients and experts alike. Continues to serve with impressive speed on issues of opinion and drafting." </strong>[Legal 500, 2020] <strong>"He is always approachable, extremely knowledgeable and very good on his feet." "He excels in simplifying really complex cases and is very good with clients."</strong>  [Chambers &amp; Partners, 2020]. <strong><em>"Highly experienced in dental negligence claims"</em>  </strong>[Legal 500, 2019] <em><strong>"Invaluable experience in dental negligence claims."</strong></em> [Chambers &amp; Partners, 2019]. <em><strong>"He has a good rapport with clients and is excellent with expert witnesses. He is thorough, has a good understanding of the law and, with his dental background, has strong medical knowledge also."</strong></em>  [Chambers &amp; Partners, 2017]. Recent cases include: <ul> <li>Spinal Surgery <ul> <li>Inadeuate decompressions</li> <li>Cauda equina</li> </ul> </li> <li>Delayed diagnoses: <ul> <li>Neoplasias</li> <li>Appendicitis</li> <li>Fractures</li> <li>DVT</li> <li>Vestibular schwannomas</li> </ul> </li> <li>Toxicity cases: <ul> <li>Clozapine</li> <li>Hypervitaminosis D</li> </ul> </li> <li>Orthopaedic surgery: <ul> <li>Hip replacements</li> <li>Hip resurfacing</li> <li>TKRs</li> <li>ORIF</li> </ul> </li> <li>Abdominal Surgery <ul> <li>Bowel surgery</li> <li>Gynaecological surgery</li> <li>Cholecystectomy</li> <li>Gastric banding</li> </ul> </li> <li>Dental Claims <ul> <li>Periodontal mismangement</li> <li>Caries mismangement</li> <li>Technical execution claims: <ul> <li>Crown and bridge placement</li> <li>Endodontics</li> <li>Implant placement</li> <li>Implant restoration</li> <li>Extractions <ul> <li>OACs</li> <li>Lingual nerve injuries</li> <li>Inferior alveolar nerve injuries</li> </ul> </li> </ul> </li> </ul> </li> </ul> His extensive client base includes leading regional and national law firms as well as insurers. Mike provides training to the NHS upon medico-legal matters and risk minimisation.  He provides training to lawyers upon medical and dental claims. Mike has his own clinical negligence and dental negligence focused and blogging website: <a href="http://www.mikehillbarrister.co.uk" target="_blank" rel="noopener">www.mikehillbarrister.co.uk</a>

Stuart Roberts

Stuart has a strong practice comprising chancery, probate, commercial and employment work.  He has a calm, impressive Court presence and is a skilled cross-examiner.  He is also very good with solicitors and lay clients, who appreciate his robust but practical approach and no-nonsense advice.  He has been recommended in both Chambers &amp; Partners and the Legal 500 for many years as one of the top practitioners in his field in the region. His caseload includes disputed wills and Inheritance Act cases (an area where he has a particular interest); proprietary estoppel; trusts of land/TOLATA; property claims; Court of Protection financial disputes, including statutory wills; partnership disputes; unfair prejudice claims; directors disqualification; guarantee claims; professional negligence (especially solicitors); insurance; restrictive covenants; and general chancery and commercial work. Stuart deals with employment matters of all types in the ET; and with his broad civil expertise, he is perfectly placed to handle the full array of Court cases with an employment aspect, including: wrongful dismissal of senior employees; contract claims brought in Court for notice and bonus payments; claims involving directors including breach of service agreements and breach of fiduciary duty; and claims and injunctions relating to restrictive covenants, garden leave, confidential information, breach of contract and springboard injunctions.  He is regularly instructed to act on injunction applications at very short notice. &nbsp;

Marisa Lloyd

Marisa is traditional chancery practitioner dealing with contentious and non contentious work involving Wills, Probate, Trusts and Property. She is also instructed in relation to COP Property and Affairs, Capacity, Applications under the High Court's Inherent Jurisdiction. Marisa regularly advises and represents clients in relation to the validity/construction of Wills, disputes involving Executors and PR’s, Part 64 applications and on claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 and other related matters.  She appeared in the first post Ilott v Blue Cross adult claimant case for financial provision (<span style="text-decoration: underline;">Nahjec v Fowle</span> [2017] EW Misc 11 CC). Marisa also deals with issues arising out of TOLATA issues and all levels of disputes involving easements, boundary disputes, adverse possession and other claims relating to property in both the High Court and Property Tribunals. In COP work she is instructed by Local Authorities, the OPG, individuals and to advise in cases following the Judgment in <span style="text-decoration: underline;">OH v Craven</span> [2016] EWHC 3146 (QB) Marisa practises across the North Eastern, Midland and Wales and Chester Circuits and consequently has appeared in the Business and Property Courts in many regions. Marisa's down to earth approach, direct advice and ability to communicate with clients at any level makes her an ideal choice for litigation in areas where emotions can run high. Marisa is happy to travel for all aspects of her work (usually with no extra charge) and if appropriate can act on a direct access basis.