Partner, Clinical Negligence & Personal injury

Graham Bell

Graham practises principally in clinical negligence and also acts in complex personal injury cases including brain injury.

He is a member of the Law Society clinical negligence and personal injury accreditation schemes, a fellow of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and an assessor for APIL clinical negligence specialists.  He is a member of the Medico-Legal Society and legal adviser to a local Citizens Advice centre.

His has represented patients injured in a wide range of medical accidents including obstetrics, gynaecology, orthopaedics, A&E, oncology, cardiology, diabetology, neurology, haematology, general surgery, neonatology and paediatrics, psychiatry, fertility medicine, microbiology, urology, ophthalmology, genetics, pharmaceutical trials, HIV, plastic surgery, general practice and dentistry.  He has a particular interest in issues of informed consent and causation of injury.

His has acted for both adults and children who have suffered brain injury including children born with cerebral palsy as result of medical accident. His advocacy work has included court hearings and inquests at coroner’s courts.  He has given evidence in the High Court Hong Kong in a major brain injury case.

Graham Bell

Examples of work

XXA v Dr Aggarwal [2022]

ML v a gastroenterologist [2021]

RD v Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust [2021] EWHC 169 QB

TR v East Kent Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust [2019]

The largest ever award for blindness

J v F [2018] - The claimant suffered serious injury to his knee in a road traffic accident.

MEC (a child acting by his mother and litigation friend NFC) v Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust [2016]

MX BX (by her mother and litigation friend, JX MX) v Salford Royal NHS Foundation trust [2015]

Ian Andrew Milroy (a protected party by Sharon Milroy, his litigation friend) v British Telecommunications PLC [2015] EWHC 532 (QB)

P v Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust [2013]

M v a general practitioner [2012]

L -v- M [2010]

K v South of England Strategic Health Authority [2009]

CD v East Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust [2009]

L v Medway NHS Foundation Trust [2009]

GB v South East London Strategic Health Authority [2009]

L v S [2007]

Whiting v Medway NHS Trust (2007)

AB (by her litigation friend, the Official Solicitor) v South East Coast Strategic Health Authority [2007]

Howard v Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust [2006]

Achievements & other appointments

  • Accredited member of the APIL Clinical Negligence Panel.
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Graham read law at university (UEA) and graduated with a first. He has a master’s degree (Salford) in health law and won prizes for best dissertation and best post graduate student. He qualified as a solicitor in 1993, joined Thomson Snell and Passmore in 2002 and became a partner in 2006.