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Simon Elliman

Partner

T: 01225 730199 (DDI)
T: 01225 730100
E: simon.elliman@roydswithyking.com

Simon heads the Medical Negligence team. Although based in our Bath office, Simon represents clients from all over England and Wales. His expertise is recognised by his membership of the Law Society’s Clinical Negligence Panel, and his membership of the specialist panel of the renowned medical negligence charity Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA). He has particular expertise in birth injury and cerebral palsy cases, and complex spinal cases, with a particular specialism in cauda equina cases, and works in partnership with the cauda equina charity CESA. Simon is recognised by independent legal directories Chambers and Legal 500 as a Leader in his field. Chambers describes him as “well regarded for his handling of cerebral palsy cases” and Legal 500 describe him as a “cerebral palsy expert”. Simon is personally recommended by Queen’s Counsel for spinal injury and cauda equina cases, on the basis that “any client would be guaranteed to receive not just an excellent legal service but also sensitive handling” and is described as “a very fine clinical negligence lawyer with vast experience and superb client-handling skills.



I came to Royds Withy King after receiving poor service from a different solicitor and knew immediately that I'd made the right decision to change! I spoke to clinical negligence specialist, Simon Elliman, about my son's situation and he reassured me right from the beginning that he would do his best to support our case...In particular, Simon Elliman has shown great empathy for my son's situation and that has been evident in the service he has provided to us.
Parent of a child with a cerebral palsy claim represented by Simon Elliman

About Simon

As mentioned in the Legal 500 UK “Simon Elliman  heads the practice and specialises in cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, wrongful birth and spinal injury cases“. Described by clients in Chambers and Partners as “very supportive and organised”, 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 expertise in birth injury and complex spinal cases, Simon will also deal from time to time with other complex and high value medical negligence claims of various types.

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There is nothing more satisfying than being able to help families rebuild their lives after some of the very traumatic events that they undergo in their medical treatment. Many of our cases are very hard-fought, and it is a matter of pride for us that we will never settle for second-best when negotiating for our clients.

Simon Elliman

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What has been the effect of the duty of candour, and guidelines issued under it, nearly five years on from the introduction of the duty? Simon Elliman, head of our Medical Negligence team, takes a look.

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Simon Elliman recovered £3.14 million for L,  a female client who became tetraplegic as a result of a delay in diagnosing and treating a spinal abscess.

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