Commercial law firm Hill Dickinson is delighted to announce that its national health practice was named Legal Services Provider of the Year at the 2018 Health Service Journal Partnership Awards last week.
The inaugural awards were held on Thursday 8 March in Banking Hall, London, to recognise and celebrate the best of the products and services used by the NHS.
The 48-strong judging panel praised an Alternative Dispute Resolution protocol which was developed by health litigation partner David Locke to ensure quick and just settlement of major group litigation in the health sector as, ‘an innovative approach resulting in a collaborative and patient-centred approach to litigation, delivering a substantial genuine cost saving to the NHS’.
After collecting the award, David said: ‘The ADR Protocol was devised to deliver justice for injured patients, in a way that is expedient both in terms of cost and time. It is gratifying that this work has been recognised by the HSJ, and even more gratifying to have watched it work in just the way we intended.’
Hill Dickinson’s head of health, Andrew Craggs, added: ‘I am incredibly proud of the team and pleased to see their hard work once again being recognised and rewarded.’
Hill Dickinson has a long and established history of partnership with the healthcare sector. It is instructed by more than 100 NHS bodies and has a place on all the national framework agreements. The national health practice continues to go from strength-to-strength with the recent opening of its new Leeds office and various new panel appointments.
This latest award win follows on from a double awards success at the Eclipse Proclaim Personal Injury Awards held in December, where the team won Clinical Negligence Team of the Year as well as Outstanding Case of the Year.