Chris Moore

Senior Solicitor & Joint Head of Clinical Negligence

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I’m passionate about securing justice for my clients and striving to right wrongs by helping those failed by trusted medical professionals.

I’m proud to help those clients rebuild their lives following negligent treatment and care and to be part of a dedicated team which puts our clients at the heart of everything we do.

Get to Know Chris

Chris is recognised as one of the country’s leading figures in supporting victims of serious clinical negligence, handling some of the most complex, high-value cases.

Chris’ experience has improved and transformed the lives of his clients by winning admissions of liability and ensuring interim payments are awarded at the earliest possible opportunity. He has particular expertise in the areas of birth injuries, including cerebral palsy, serious brain injuries and catastrophic injuries.

He has more than 25 years’ experience and is a member of The Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel, where only solicitors who can demonstrate extensive knowledge, skills and experience in dealing with high-value and complicated injury cases are selected.

Career Highlights

I secured a damages settlement worth up to £20m in for a 17-year-old boy who was born with cerebral palsy.

The case alleged that an obstetrician failed to give appropriate advice to the boy’s mother in late pregnancy, when she had been worried about reduced fetal movements.

When her labour failed to progress, her baby was eventually delivered by caesarean section. The boy suffered permanent damage from chronic partial hypoxia which resulted in asymmetric quadriplegic cerebral palsy.

A trial took place in London’s High Court and an interim payment of £500,000 was awarded. A final compensation settlement could be as high as £20m, based on how damages awards are calculated around the needs of life-long care and support.

In another case I secured a multi-million pound damages settlement for a teenage girl who was left with life-long injuries after a catalogue of errors during her mother’s pregnancy led to her being delivered at just 24 weeks.

The settlement was approved at the High Court and saw initial damages of £2m paid into a trust with further annual payments to be made each year of her life to cover an ongoing dedicated case manager to oversee the girl’s many support needs.

The settlement also covered the costs for the girl to have 24-hour care when she is older as she will be unable to live independently. Should she live into her mid-80s, as expected, the payments will total around £8m.

I have also achieved several other seven-figure settlements, including for clients left suffering from avoidable cerebral palsy and Erb’s Palsy, and a person left with paralysis following a preventable stroke.

In all these cases the defendants strongly denied any responsibility and the claims were persistently rejected before justice prevailed.

Recognition

Listed in ‘The Legal 500’

Listed in ‘Chambers & Partners’

Personal Injury and Brain Injury Claims Lawyer of the Year 2016 Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards.

Member of the Law Society’s Specialist Clinical Negligence Panel

Advanced Diploma Personal Injury Litigation

 

I highly recommend Chris; he is right at the top of his game. – Chambers and Partners 2023

He is very professional and really listened – nothing was ever too much trouble. – Chambers and Partners 2023

They have excellent leadership in Chris Moore and Vince Shore, who both have a substantial case load of high value, maximum severity claims.Legal 500 2023

My advice and articles

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Hudgell Solicitors secures multi-million pound damages settlement for girl left with life-long disabilities after ‘catalogue of errors’ at birth

A health trust has agreed a multi-million pound damages settlement for a teenage girl left with life-long injuries after a catalogue of errors during her mother’s pregnancy led to her being delivered at just 24 weeks. The girl, now 13, was given just a 10% chance of survival and spent the first seven weeks of […]

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‘You, me and my brain injury’ campaign reflects huge impact on families and importance of supporting them

A serious brain injury does not just impact hugely on the life of the person affected, but often on all of those close to them in their lives. From parents and long-time partners and loved ones to friends, colleagues and children – lives can be dramatically changed in an instant forever. Relationships change too, and […]

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How was breast screening error unnoticed for a decade, causing 450,000 missed tests and up to 270 deaths?

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt’s admission that between 135 and 270 women ‘may have had their lives shortened’ due to 450,000 crucial screenings for breast cancer being missed is both shocking and completely indefensible. Mr Hunt has quite rightly launched an immediate inquiry, to be led by Public Health England (PHE), into the computer system failure […]

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Hospital Trusts failure to fully investigate causes of hundreds of baby deaths and injuries is unforgivable

An inquiry into the cause of hundreds of deaths of newborn children in the UK has highlighted ‘consistent issues’ with maternity staff accurately monitoring and assessing the health of babies during pregnancy. The Each Baby Counts inquiry, led by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), looked at 1,136 cases of stillbirths, neonatal deaths […]

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