Described by clients as ‘extremely approachable and knowledgeable’, and by The Legal 500 UK as “a very experienced lawyer with excellent judgment“, Simon is thoroughly committed to his work.
Even outside work, Simon is fascinated by medical law, and completed a Master’s degree in Medical Law and Ethics in 2010, graduating with Distinction. Simon is a member of two specialist panels, the Law Society’s Clinical Negligence Panel, and Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA). He is also accredited as a Senior Litigator with APIL. He has had articles published in Clinical Risk, Medical Litigation, Healthcare Risk Report, the Solicitors Journal and the New Law Journal.
He qualified as a lawyer in 1992, becoming a Partner at Royds Withy King in 2000. Apart from his birth injury expertise, Simon also heads Royds Withy King’s Dental Unit, and deals with cancer cases, fatal accidents claims, claims concerning consent to treatment, and nerve damage cases, among others.
“Head of department Simon Elliman oversees an array of complex claims, including cerebral palsy and spinal injury matters. In addition he acts on dental negligence cases“. Chambers & Partners UK assert that “he is very able and he inspires confidence through calmness“, while The Legal 500 UK state that he displays “an assured touch on difficult cases“.
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