David Thomas

Partner, Medical Negligence Lawyer


David joined Simpson Millar in 1997, and has extensive experience in Clinical and Medical Negligence claims.

Acting exclusively for claimants, he heads his own team which represents private clients and membership organisations. David has a particular expertise in Cerebral and Erb's Palsy and Birth Injury claims and he can often act for clients under Legal Aid or No Win, No Fee funding.

Case Studies

£3,650,000 Compensation for Birth Injury

£2,700,000 Compensation for Birth Injury

£600,000 Compensation for Prescribed the Wrong Medication

£145,000 Compensation for Cauda Equina

£35,000 Compensation for Delayed Diagnosis of Cancer.

Memberships & Accreditations

David is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, and a Senior Litigator of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers. He is also a Legal Aid approved supervisor, member of the Law Society and AvMA Clinical Negligence Accreditation Panels, and an Accredited Mediator.

David is recommended by the Legal 500 UK and Chambers Directory. The Legal 500 comments, "Department Head, David Thomas, is experienced in high-value cases and specialises in birth injury claims including Cerebral Palsy and Erb’s Palsy.’’

Legal 500, Law Society Clinical Accredited, APIL and Action against Medical Accidents logo

David is active in the legal press and has had articles published in the Solicitors Journal and Chartered Legal Executive Journal.  He has also appeared in the news and live radio on subjects such as Sepsis and other life-threatening conditions.

Interests outside of work

David enjoys mountain walking, football, cricket and rugby. He is also a dedicated fundraiser for the Teenage Cancer Trust (TCT) and one of his proudest achievements is climbing the Tibet side of Mount Everest and raising over £6,000 for the TCT.

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