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- Practice areas:
- Insurance and reinsurance, Products, Professions, Regulatory
- Health-related advice and representation, medical malpractice, clinical trials, product liability
Dorothy Flower heads the medical malpractice team at RPC.
She has vast experience of acting for insurers, defending claims against independent sector practitioners and healthcare organisations (hospitals, clinics, care homes, hospices, out-of-hours and medical assistance organisations). She has expertise in the whole range of claims, and has experience of international jurisdiction and Convention disputes.
Dorothy is a recognised market leader in the field of reproductive medicine. She advises and represents private healthcare providers on mental health issues and regulatory concerns, and at inquiries and inquests. She advises insurers on policy wordings and coverage issues.
Dorothy has a growing practice in the field of clinical trials, advising on regulation and drafting agreements, as well as handling claims. She also acts for product liability insurers, in claims involving medical devices and pharmaceuticals.
- Medico-Legal Society
Selected directory listings
- "An experienced litigator with regard to product liability cases" - Chambers UK 2013
- "Sources attest that she is 'sensible and proportionate' in her handling of cases, while adding that she 'displays a vast knowledge of our sector'" - Chambers UK 2013
- Listed as a leading individual in Clinical Negligence - The Legal 500, 2012 edition
- "The ‘excellent’ Dorothy Flower heads a team at RPC whose depth of knowledge and insurance sector experience make it a ‘first choice for complex and large-value claims’" - The Legal 500, 2012 edition
- "possesses great expertise in the medical sphere... understands the spirit of what we are trying to achieve, rather than merely the legal aspects, and shows a rare degree of sensitivity to her clients' needs"- Chambers UK 2012
- "Clients enjoy working with Dorothy Flower because she is 'genuinely interested and engaged with the work that we do.' 'She works with us rather than at arm's length.'" - Chambers UK 2012
- "recommended" - The Legal 500, 2012 edition
- "excellent, clear and comprehensive advice" - The Legal 500, 2011 edition
- "warm, open, professional and knowledgeable" - Chambers UK, 2011
- "enjoys a loyal client following and is 'incredibly well-informed, balanced and approachable; most important of all, she explains complex legal matters in a way that is easy to understand.'" - Chambers UK 2010
- "'thorough and straightforward'" - Chambers UK 2009
- "Dorothy Flower 'exudes confidence and competence'" - The Legal 500, 2008 edition
- "Dorothy Flower is ever-popular with clients" - Chambers UK 2007
- "she is almost like a friend; we can talk through difficult issues" - Chambers UK 2007
- Leaders in their fields - Chambers UK 2006-2010 - Clinical negligence
- Defendant Clinical Negligence - The Legal 500
Examples of relevant work
- Julia Ward v The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust - successful defence at trial of secondary victim/"nervous shock" case, arising from death of daughter
- Muninder Hayer v Sandwell & West Birmingham NHS Trust - settlement and court approval of brain-damaged baby case for £4m
- Tastard v Priory Healthcare - achieved discontinuance (and recovery of costs) of claim for alleged inadequate treatment of spasticity following brain damage from RTA.
- AR v Marie Stopes International - achieved discontinuance of claim for post-vasectomy pain.