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Simon Elliman

Partner

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

If you are having difficulty getting in touch with your contact then you can email enquiries@roydswithyking.com or call 0800 923 2073

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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When someone experiences an injury, the physical impact is clear. People find themselves unable to live their lives as they used to – they may even need adaptations to their home or working arrangements – but what about the effects of physical trauma that aren’t so visible?

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Scoliosis correction surgery – what are the risks and how can they be mitigated?

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Simon Elliman considers the risks associated with procedures to correct scoliosis and what sometimes goes wrong, either in terms of achieving the desired outcome, or by way of catastrophic complications of the surgery.

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Claiming for negligent cancer treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic – is it even possible?

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As stories of delayed cancer diagnosis and treatment related to COVID-19 continue to appear, Simon Elliman – head of our Medical Negligence department – explains the challenges of bringing a claim and the options people have if they have experienced negligence.

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WITNESS APPEAL: Did you work for the Bank of England in Liverpool or did you work at the Bank of England’s premises on Castle Street, Liverpool, when it underwent modernisation between 1962 and 1967?

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WITNESS APPEAL: Did you work at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital between 1948 and 1955?

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£450,000 for negligent neck surgery at Barts Health NHS Trust

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A woman received £450,000 for the shoulder injury sustained after neck surgery. The claimant’s accessory nerve was severed during the operation, restricting her right shoulder movements and she experienced pain on a daily basis along with tingling and numbness in her right arm and fingers.

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£3.14 million compensation for delayed diagnosis leading to amputation

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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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£825,000 for negligent delays leading to amputations

A client, represented by Simon Elliman, recovered damages of £825,000 for a claim involving delays in providing surgical treatment, leading to sepsis, partial amputation of both thumbs, two fingers and all ten toes, and ultimately a below knee amputation of her left leg.

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Justice for family of George Taylor (Wolverhampton) construction worker

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Videos [1]
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Royds Withy King Insights: Spinal Injury Claims

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In our series of Royds Withy King Insights videos, medical negligence solicitor and spinal injury expert, Simon Elliman, discusses how spinal injuries occur, his experience and provides reasons why you should choose an experienced solicitor to make a claim. To learn more …

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