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Russell Levy

Partner, head of clinical negligence

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Practice head Russell Levy is recognised as an "outstanding litigator" who is "hugely committed to his clients." – Chambers and partners 2017

Russell is senior partner and head of the firm’s leading clinical negligence department.

He has specialised in complex clinical negligence cases, medical devices and healthcare litigation for over 25 years and is a regular commentator on clinical negligence and civil law reform.

Russell was Honorary Secretary of the Clinical Disputes Forum and is a Board Member of the Campaign for Freedom of Information.  He has previously served on the Civil Justice Council Clinical Negligence and Serious Injury Committee, the LCD/DCA Clinical Negligence Working Party and Minors’ Funds Working Group,  as well as various APIL and AvMA committees, is a member of the Steering Group of the UK Collaborative Network of Cerebral Palsy Registers and is on the editorial advisory board of the journal 'Clinical Risk'.

He has worked with a number of charities including the Spinal Injuries Association, TB Network, and in particular, the Canon Collins Educational Trust for Southern Africa and the Africa Educational Trust.

Russell Levy in the news

Whose courts are they anyway? Times 28.3.13 Russell Levy says that the implementation of the Jackson reforms to civil procedure, costs and funding, coupled with swingeing cuts in eligibility for legal aid will: destroy the fundamental principle of restitution; confuse and obscure the “English rule” that costs follow the event; and demonstrate for once and for all that the Government and the senior judiciary essentially regard the civil courts as the preserve of business and the wealthy rather than “ordinary” people.

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  • APIL
  • AvMA
  • Chambers and partners guide to the legal profession
  • Law Society CN
  • Legal 500 2016 Leading individual

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