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Jeffrey is one of the top rated healthcare law specialists in the North of England and is ranked amongst the top clinical negligence defence practitioners in the UK by legal directory Chambers & Partners.

He heads Ward Hadaway’s multi-disciplinary Healthcare Team, comprising more than 80 lawyers and offering the full range of legal services required by the Healthcare sector.

Experience

Jeffrey has wide-ranging experience across the entire field of health law including more than 39 years of experience in defending clinical negligence and personal injury cases on behalf of the NHS. He has particular and specialist knowledge of high value birth injury claims and regularly advises as part of our urgent response team on issues such as consent, confidentiality, capacity and mental health issues. He has successfully defended three high value birth injury claims at trial potentially saving more than £15m for the NHS. He is client liaison partner for Ward Hadaway’s relationship with NHS Resolution as well as being a Nominated Partner. He is also client liaison partner for The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHSFT. He heads Ward Hadaway’s team of lawyers handling clinical negligence, inquest, court of protection and other health law issues for the NHS.  He is also head of the firms cross departmental team of lawyers giving advice on all areas of work to the NHS. He has an interest in training clinicians, patient safety and risk management.

Jeffrey heads Ward Hadaway’s Urgent Response Team providing our NHS clients with access to the full range of legal advice 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.

Expertise: Sectors

Healthcare

Public & Third Sector

Expertise: Services

Healthcare

Public & Third Sector

What people say

  • Jeffrey Keeble knows the job inside out and is a business-orientated litigator who is prepared to listen

    Client quote, Chambers & Partners
  • He is an excellent lawyer who is very well liked by clients, understands their needs and is easy to work with.

    Chambers & Partners
  • Jeffrey Keeble is identified as a 'proactive' and 'responsive' specialist who commands 'a detailed understanding of clinical negligence claims' and inspires 'great confidence.' He is extremely experienced in defending NHS organisations in connection with a range of clinical negligence and personal injury matters, including high-value birth injury cases.

    Chambers & Partners
  • I congratulate you on bringing this case to this conclusion. You have driven this so carefully and been so helpful. It does show how playing with a straight bat will in the end bring home the runs.

    NHS client
  • Thank you to you and your team for ensuring that we were well represented at the recent Court case in London. Whilst the prospect of the case was very daunting I knew that we were in very capable hands from the time we met.

    NHS client
  • Jeff and the team have been providing Healthcare advice to our Trust for many years and have consistently delivered a professional and exceptional service as well as providing great value for money. Jeff's knowledge of the Trust means that his advice is always tailored to the particular needs of the Trust. He has a very pragmatic approach and would highly recommend him and the team.

    Emma Stonehouse, Legal & Committee Services Manager, Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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