Foot Anstey has appointed Paul Sankey as Partner in the firm's clinical negligence group, further expanding its offering across the areas of clinical negligence, mental capacity and personal injury. Paul joins from a leading London based law firm, Slater and Gordon, and led one of the largest clinical negligence teams in the city.
Paul is a specialist clinical negligence solicitor with a focus on adults who suffer serious brain injury as a result of negligent treatment, medical errors leading to amputations and the delayed diagnosis of cancer. He has recently advised on multiple, successful, high-profile claims including awards of £3m for a man who became hemiplegic and severely cognitively damaged after a stroke, over £1m for a young woman who developed cognitive damage after cerebral abscesses and over £1m for a disabled man who lost his mobility and became dependent on a high level of care following a medication error.
An accredited expert, Paul is ranked as a 'Leader in his Field' by independent legal directories Chambers UK and Legal 500 with sources saying he is "Approachable and knowledgeable." and "Experienced and thorough."
Paul is renowned for his expertise and his advice is regularly sought by the media to commentate on legal issues and current cases.
Paul is the second hire to Foot Anstey's clinical negligence group (and the second addition to the Bristol office) in less than six months, after 'rising star' Holly Mieville-Hawkins joined the mental capacity team as a senior associate.
Robert Antrobus, Partner and Group Leader of the Foot Anstey clinical negligence group said: "Paul comes with high credibility and great experience in the market. His arrival is a critical part of our growth plan. We welcome Paul to the team and look forward to introducing him in person to our valued clients and contacts."