Mike-Bird

Partner

T: +44 (0)1872 243360

E: mike.bird@footanstey.com

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Mike is a member of the firm’s clinical negligence and personal injury team, specialising in complex clinical negligence and brain injury work for claimants. He is a very experienced inquest advocate and has experience of GMC representation.

He has achieved many multi-million pound settlements (mainly for severely disabled children or brain injured adults), including one of the largest ever settlements at £9million. He is also leading a Group Action for over 100 women in Cornwall treated by Gynaecologist Rob Jones at Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust.

In 2003, Mike was appointed assistant Deputy Coroner for Derbyshire, a position he retains to date. He is an accredited specialist panel solicitor for Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA), a member of the APIL Specialist Clinical Negligence Panel and lectures regularly to lawyers and doctors.

Mike led on the highly topical group action case against the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust, which was widely reported in the press. 

Mike is recognised as a 'leader in his field' by Chambers UK legal directory.

Mike is praised by clients, one of whom says: "We have really appreciated his skill in handling some very difficult conversations with professionalism. We felt fully reassured and informed throughout the process of our claim." Chambers 2019

"What makes him stand out is his ability to assess cases very accurately and negotiate good settlements for his clients. He is a better tactician than most." Chambers 2018

"Mike was absolutely brilliant. I cannot fault him any step of the way. He was kind and considerate and reassuring." Chambers 2017

"I found Mike really approachable; he put things into layman's terms for me and he was really sympathetic with our situation and very informative through the whole process." Chambers 2016

"absolutely brilliant", experienced and very compassionate."Chambers 2014

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