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NHS Negligence Clinical Cases defended in Yorkshire adjudicated by District Judge Batchelor

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The once-honourable NHS Litigation Authority is now functioning as a bottom-line business for the benefit of both its subscribed NHS Trust beneficiaries and its appointed legal sub-contractors, the organization is driven by greed and the accumulation of massive wealth from taxpayers pockets (1.5Bpaid to legal firms). This is to the detriment of NHS clinical negligence victims.

The new NHS Resolution brand under the leadership of Helen Vernon CEO is perceived to be developing a strategy of unfairly shaping the laws that should protected NHS patients’ rights to favour her own Trust beneficiaries. That strategy is not by lobbying the elected government to change democratic legislation but by creating a symbiotic relationship between the “bench and bar”. This develops an awesome biased power by having one “NHS Resolution inner circle” that should actually be two separate constituent parts of our democratic judiciary The British public have the incorrect perception that our democracy intends that only our elected law makers be permitted to create law. Yet in reality, especially in clinical negligence cases, the unelected judges create their own law. It’s called case law.

In clinical negligence cases, this happens consistently, for the public, or an unrepresented victim it is a judicial nightmare.

In NHS Resolution cases this creates a billion pound business opportunity for qualified legal practitioners. The perceived strategy of the NHS Resolution is to make cases so convoluted and complex that only the legal profession and judges can understand them. The net effect has been to increase the need for more NHS Resolution sub-contract legal services, create more work for them, therefore pay more monies ,clog up the court s and continue to feed the “monster” clinical negligence legal industry.

The value of billions pounds of public monies are reflected in the tens of millions of pounds of profit (reported by companies house) for law firms working for the NHS Resolution organisation. Whilst genuine victims of NHS clinical negligence, who are increasingly effected by judge driven changes, self-serving legal bureaucracy, are left confused and ill-served by an unfair supposedly democratic legal system . By complicating the legal system and constantly changing their interpretation of law, the law profession have achieved their ultimate job security, whilst obtaining the massive accumulation of individual wealth for themselves.

Question 1 – District Judge Batchelor sits at Sheffield Court, How many NHS clinical negligence case have been defended by NHS Resolution beneficiaries in Judge Batchelor’s court 2016 – to present.

Judge Batchelor, who was appointed as District Judge in February 2016 had been working in a consultancy role for NHS Litigation Authority with Browne Jacobson and mans LaBerryce Mawer LLP. She was employed for 27 years giving advice to NHS Trusts on how to defend high value clinical negligence cases, working for Browne Jacobson and Hill Dickinson, who were on the panel on multiple for Yorkshire NHS Trusts.

Company House records show that she was a LLP Partner in several law firms with significant commercial relationships to both NHS Yorkshire Trusts and the NHS Resolution. Company House records indicates she shared in tens of millions of pounds of profit annually with her fellow LLP members.

Question 2 – From 2011to 2016, How much was paid by the NHS Resolution paid to

(a) Browne Jacobson

(b) Berryce Mawer LLP.

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