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Chris Moore

Senior Solicitor, Joint Head of Clinical Negligence

Medical Negligence Birth Negligence Catastrophic Injury Complex High Value Claims Brain Injury

Expertise

Chris Moore is joint head of Hudgell Solicitors’ clinical negligence practice and 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.

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

Supporting people who are facing life-changing situations is a difficult, complicated, but truly rewarding role. I am proud to have a track record of securing seven figure damages settlements for clients in cases which, given the substantial damages quite rightly sought, are often fiercely contested by defendants. Cases involving catastrophic or brain injury, particularly those suffered at birth, require extensive legal and medical investigations.

Often families in such situations find their world transformed from one of normality to one of constant difficulty. I truly believe our role is to ensure we work to do the very best for them at all times, right from the start of our representation. Such cases often result in large settlements into the millions of pounds, but such awards are made to ensure all provisions are in place to ensure the client can live the most comfortable life possible.

Such cases are not focussed solely on final settlements, and our roles is to make a positive difference as soon as possible, from securing interim damages payments to providing extra care support and therapy or home adaptations.

Significant Cases

I secured a multi-million pound damages settlement in 2017 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 to be managed by a professional Court of Protection Deputy, alongside the girl’s parents, 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, including providing appropriate accommodation for herself and her carer, 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 secured seven-figure compensation settlements for clients left suffering from avoidable Cerebral Palsy and Erb’s Palsy, and a person left with paralysis following a preventable stroke. In all three of these cases the defendants strongly denied any responsibility and the claims were persistently rejected before justice prevailed.

Another well-known case I was involved in was Beck V MOD (Court of Appeal). This case led to new guidelines being laid down about the use of expert witnesses under which findings have to be disclosed whether they are favourable to a claimant or a defendant’s case or not, before a new expert can be instructed.

Career, qualifications and memberships

Chris’s latest reselection on the panel means he will have been a member for 20 years come 2020.

His market-leading practice has led to ground-breaking changes in the law regarding the use of expert witness testimony, and he was named Personal Injury and Brain Injury Claims Lawyer of the Year in the 2016 Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards. In 2017 he secured damages potentially worth around £8m for a teenage girl left with lifelong injuries.

  • Member of the Law Society’s Specialist Clinical Negligence Panel
  • Advanced Diploma Personal Injury Litigation
  • Personal Injury and Brain Injury Claims Lawyer of the Year in the 2016 Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards

 

"Thanks to help of Hudgell Solicitors and Chris Moore, who have been superb throughout the case and offered us so much support, we now know that despite always being vulnerable, she will always be protected, supported and cared for. That is very comforting to know."

Chris Moore, Senior Solicitor, Joint Head of Clinical Negligence

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