Global law firm Clyde & Co has today announced the hire of two partners to its national healthcare practice, further enhancing the firm’s clinical negligence, inquest and regulatory expertise.
Vanessa Splaine joins the firm’s Manchester office from Weightmans in early August and Joanna Bower has joined in London from Capsticks. The team is bolstered further with two senior associates and three associates hires across the offices.
Vanessa specialises in clinical negligence, handling an extensive and diverse caseload of maximum severity claims, including neurological injuries sustained at birth and neonatally, traumatic brain injuries, and spinal injuries in adults and children. As a nominated partner for NHS Resolution, she has handled many of the most complicated and sensitive clinical negligence claims and is known for her work on group claims and very high quantum cases.
Joanna has nearly 20 years’ experience of working with GPs and private consultants and their medical defence organisations and insurers in medical malpractice claims, regulatory and disciplinary proceedings, and has experience of handling multi-layered proceedings also involving inquests and criminal prosecutions. Alongside her medical negligence work, Joanna will strengthen the firm’s regulatory practice focusing on healthcare professionals.