Partner in the clinical negligence and personal injury team
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.
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.
'One of the best teams in the Midlands if not the UK. Led by the nationally known Rankey Batta. Fantastic history and track record. Rankey Batta – fantastic caseload, good fun, knowledgeable, clever.' Legal 500, 2021
'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
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