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Michael Roberts


Michael Roberts is a solicitor in the medical negligence department.

Amputation Birth injury Brain injury Cerebral palsy Inquests Spinal injury

Michael joined Leigh Day in September 2013 as a solicitor in Sarah Campbell’s team in the clinical negligence department.

He has a wide litigation background, including human rights, actions against the police, and social housing cases.

What people say

"He was so helpful all the way through the process...Nothing was too much trouble. I cannot thank him enough. I would highly recommend Leigh Day to anyone." - Jane Carvin

Sarah and Michael supported our family with care and compassion thoughout the lengthy legal process. We always felt that we were in the best hands,that they were doing their best for us and that we were not just another case to them.

Maureen, via Trustpilot

Legal expertise

Michael now concentrates solely on clinical negligence, assisting Sarah Campbell on a variety of cases involving medical negligence, including claims arising out of complex neurological care, cases involving failed heart surgery and high value cerebral palsy cases, typically arising from injuries sustained during birth.

Michael also works on a number of cases involving fatalities and assists families at inquests.

Michael is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)

Key cases

  • Helping to secure a multi-million pound settlement for a child born with cerebral palsy after her birth was mismanaged
  • Working on a claim that resulted in a six-figure sum being paid to a woman who suffered a serious injury during spinal surgery.

Michael in the news

Bereavement Damages – are they enough? Michael Roberts, solicitor in the clinical negligence team, and William Broadbent, solicitor in the personal injury team, discuss the recent increase in bereavement damages and the differing viewpoints on the issue.

I can't recommend Leigh Day highly enough. Michael Roberts worked tirelessly for many years on my case. Throughout all meetings, appointments and conversations I was treated kindly and respectfully as a human rather than a case number.

Client of Michael Roberts


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Surgery + Drip
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Woman secures compensation after brain tumour grows back

A woman from South London has received a six-figure sum following a delay in the diagnosis and treatment of a brain tumour.

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Man died following failure to arrange post-operative follow-up treatment to knee surgery

The family of a man who died following total knee replacement revision surgery have secured a five-figure settlement and an apology from the Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust.

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Experimental heart surgery patient needed double amputation to save his life

A man who underwent experimental heart surgery has received a seven-figure settlement from the NHS Trust involved.

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Settlement agreed following late diagnosis of spinal tumour in toddler

An NHS Trust has agreed to a settlement for a young boy after a spinal tumour went undiagnosed and caused permanent damage to surrounding nerves.