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David Thomas

Partner, Medical Negligence Claims


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

Acting exclusively for claimants, he heads his own team which represents membership organisations and private clients. 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.

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 Clinical Negligence Accreditation Panel, and an Accredited Mediator.

David is recommended by the Legal 500 UK 2017 Edition. They explain, "Department head David Thomas is experienced in high-value cases and specialises in birth injury claims including cerebral palsy and Erb’s palsy’’

Interests outside of work

These include mountain walking, football, cricket and rugby. David is 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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