NHS negligence work boosts Capsticks team

A leading clinical negligence partner has left Le Brasseur J Tickle to join rival firm Capsticks.

Mike de Graeve will be a senior lawyer in the expanding department, which earlier this month promoted four new partners from within the firm. The team has grown from eight to 13 partners in the last six months.

De Graeve is the second senior lawyer to join the clinical negligence department at Capsticks from Le Brasseur, after Sue Bloom, now a partner at Capsticks, made a similar move last year.

One of the leading legal advisers to the National Health Service, Capsticks is actively recruiting due to a rapidly increasing volume of work. Last month the team won the contract for the legal work for Kingston Hospital NHS Trust from Beachcroft Wansbroughs.

David Mason, senior partner in the clinical negligence department, says: “Mike will be involved in all areas of our medical and professional disciplinary work, and will be a valuable new member of our growing team.

“Our department is rapidly expanding at the moment and we have won a number of big contracts recently,” he says.