Clinical negligence and Housing specialist expansion within Bevan Brittan Leeds office

New Senior Associate also created in annual promotions round

Bevan Brittan in Leeds has recruited clinical risk specialist Susan Trigg as a Senior Associate, expanding its national clinical risk offering to directly support clients in the North.

Susan joins from the Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland and has extensive experience in acting for healthcare organisations and professionals on a wide range of areas including clinical negligence claims, regulatory and disciplinary proceedings, and inquests.

In a further move, Sarah Greenhalgh, Senior Associate in the firm’s Housing practice, has transferred from the firm’s Birmingham office to Leeds, to bolster Bevan Brittan’s ever growing housing team supporting clients in the North and nationally.

At the same time, the firm has promoted Alex Dunne in the Leeds property team to Senior Associate. Alex’s promotion is part of Bevan Brittan’s end of financial year promotions round that sees a total of 18 lawyers promoted nationally, including three to partner.

Commenting on the developments, Michael Boyd, Head of the Leeds office at Bevan Brittan, said: “I am delighted that we are continuing to successfully develop our Leeds office through these appointments. Susan’s arrival is a significant development for us because it will be the first time that we have had a medical law specialist based in Leeds. Susan is an experienced clinical negligence and medical malpractice professional and will be able to support our wide range of healthcare clients, both in the NHS and the independent sectors, on clinical negligence and other matters, as well as supporting Local Authorities on judicial review proceedings and Court of Protection cases.

“Housing is an important and growing part of our business so I am delighted that Sarah Greenhalgh has joined us to enhance our team and coordinate activity in Leeds with the firm’s wider national work.

“Finally, my congratulations to Alex Dunne on being promoted to Senior Associate. These are exciting times for the Leeds office having recently completed our office expansion and refurbishment, while the firm as a whole has had another successful year. We expect to continue to grow in Leeds with new hires in the coming months in line with increasing client demand and our strategy of broadening our offering in Yorkshire and the North.”