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Rankeshwar Batta

Partner

Partner in the clinical negligence and personal injury team

My role

I am a partner and head of the clinical negligence and personal injury department. I handle a wide variety of clinical negligence and personal injury cases with a focus on maximum severity/catastrophic injury claims. I also handle professional negligence cases arising out of personal injury and clinical negligence.

As a partner I also have wider strategic leadership responsibilities. I am accredited to the Law Society Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Panel as well as the AvMA Clinical Negligence Panel and am a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers highlighting my specialism in this area of work. I partner and support like minded organisations who share a common goal of supporting individuals who have suffered a life changing injury such as the Child Brain Injury Trust, Headway, The Sepsis Trust and The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust.

I qualified in 1995 having had a broad range of experience, in both civil and criminal litigation as well as non-contentious work. I moved to Anthony Collins Solicitors in September 2000 and was invited to partnership in 2009. I sit as a deputy district judge on the northwest circuit and have had articles and case reports published in a wide variety of medico-legal journals.

My experience

I have extensive experience in all types of clinical negligence and personal injury cases but specialise in complex claims which usually have a catastrophic injury element.

I am recommended in the leading lawyers guides to outstanding lawyers, the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners UK directories where I have been named as an “elite” lawyer.

I have been involved in extremely high value complex claims which have resulted in multi-million pound settlements or awards ranging from brain/spinal injury to orthopaedic injuries.  I have been involved in cases which have proceeded to the Court of Appeal and therefore tested legal principles and application in my area of work.

I am on the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, the Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel and the AvMA Clinical Negligence Panel.

‘Rankeshwar is highly professional and knowledgeable. However, it is his approach with clients and other professionals that sets him apart. He is warm, approachable and able to put anyone at ease.’ – Chambers and Partners, 2023

Rankeshwar Batta brings to his work the highest level of expertise and knowledge. He genuinely cares about his clients and securing access to justice for catastrophically injured individuals. Rankeshwar is passionate about his work and his clients and really goes the extra mile to help those in need.’ Legal 500, 2023

‘Mr. Batta leads the team exceptionally well. He is professional, knowledgeable, caring and very straightforward. He shows enormous patience when dealing with my clients who have cognitive difficulties.’ Legal 500,2023

‘Rankeshwar Batta conveyed in layman’s terms very simply the legal process and all that is entailed in the litigation process. Mr Batta is very approachable and nothing is too big or too small with regards to email communication and a response can be obtained within hours. I feel very much at ease with him’ Legal 500,2023

‘Described by interviewees as “an exceptional lawyer” who “has a laser-sharp legal mind and is tactically astute.” A source highlights that his “intelligence is matched by tremendous empathy towards his clients and the ability to simplify what might be quite complex issues.”‘ Chambers and Partners, 2021

“Rankeshwar Batta is not only a phenomenal legal mind and an excellent lawyer but is extremely empathetic and approachable. He will always keep us informed and make us part of the decision process.” – Chambers and Partners, 2022

“Rankeshwar Batta is experienced, canny and capable. He leads the team exceptionally well and is really client-focused.” “He is very knowledgeable in his field of work and explains things in a very simple and concise manner.” – Chambers and Partners, 2022

My specialisms

  • Catastrophic injury
  • Professional negligence
  • Personal injury
  • Clinical negligence

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My latest articles

CQC highlights concerns in the maternity unit at The Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
CQC highlights concerns in the maternity unit at The Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

In December 2020 we commented on issues being faced with maternity services which underlined how mistakes that happen in obstetric and midwifery care can result in catastrophic injuries.

Meningitis Awareness Week (14th–20th September)
Meningitis Awareness Week (14th–20th September)

It is anticipated that as lockdown restrictions ease, and particularly with children and young adults returning to education, cases of meningitis will start to rise.

Former PM Theresa May urges Government to follow through with redress for victims who have suffered harm taking Sodium Valproate, Primodos or by the use of the Vaginal Mesh
Former PM Theresa May urges Government to follow through with redress for victims who have suffered harm taking Sodium Valproate, Primodos or by the use of the Vaginal Mesh

I wrote an article in July 2020 highlighting the “First Do No Harm” report which came about following the independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review. You can read it again here which will give some context to the comments made by Theresa May. The report was long overdue and rightly recognised errors that had been made and the deficiencies within our healthcare system in utilising and dealing with these drugs and products. Like Theresa May, I had hoped that the government would implement plans to carry out the recommendations sooner rather than later.

Sodium valproate, Primodos and vaginal mesh review calls for urgent action
Sodium valproate, Primodos and vaginal mesh review calls for urgent action

More than 700 people were consulted about their experiences of pelvic mesh, Primodos and an epilepsy drug called Sodium Valproate.

Escalating costs to NHS due to delay in diagnosis of Cauda Equina Syndrome
Escalating costs to NHS due to delay in diagnosis of Cauda Equina Syndrome

Concerns by leading consultant urological surgeon of the failure and delays in the NHS diagnosing Cauda Equina Syndrome leading to devastating injuries for patients.

Meet our new medico-legal advisor Nicole Robson
Meet our new medico-legal advisor Nicole Robson

We’re delighted to welcome Nicole Robson to the role of Medico-Legal advisor in the Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Team at Anthony Collins Solicitors.

Maternity malpractice
Maternity malpractice

A leaked report into maternity services at the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust revealed by The Independent has been described as the “largest maternity scandal in NHS history”.

Inquiry widened into neonatal deaths at Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust
Inquiry widened into neonatal deaths at Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust

Sadly, neonatal deaths and injuries in the UK remain at a high level. The inquiry underway at Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust only serves to highlight that sometimes errors are made.

Legal 500 Hall of Fame Recognition – A first for Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP!
Legal 500 Hall of Fame Recognition – A first for Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP!

Partner and Head of the Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Department, Rankeshwar Batta, has been listed in the Legal 500 “Hall of Fame” for both his personal injury and clinical negligence work.

Fixed costs for clinical negligence claims – A reality in 12 months?
Fixed costs for clinical negligence claims – A reality in 12 months?

Fixed costs for clinical negligence cases valued at less than £25,000, is to become a reality and is in the pipeline of Government changes set to take effect over the next 12 months or so.