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Southampton firm, Moore & Blatch has poached a partner from specialist clinical negligence firm Capsticks to head up a new medical negligence department. Tim Spring, a Capsticks partner for the past eight years, has worked primarily for the NHS in his time at the 19-partner London firm.
He will, however, be required to 'switch sides' when he joins 15-partner firm, Moore & Blatch and represent patients and their families, in line with the firm's main personal injury business. Spring trained as a barrister in Canada in the early 80s and has experience in all kinds of personal injury work including complex and high cost cases.
At Capsticks he set up the UK's first clinical negligence risk management course and diploma which achieved Open University and Law Society accreditation in its first year. David Thompson, head of the insurance division at Moore & Blatch says:
"[Spring's] extensive experience, specialist skills and hard working approach will ensure that our new medical negligence department will thrive under his leadership."