Our raison d’être is the development of knowledge within the medico-legal sector. As a provider of events in this specialist sector we inspire to provide quality and innovative events that will exceed your expectations.
Our events are resourced by a network of highly qualified, experienced medical and legal professionals who are well known in their chosen area of expertise. The emphasis of our events is always providing a clear and measurable added value.
The Inspire team collectively have over 40 years of experience of working within the healthcare sector and have previously held a small number of conferences for legal professionals in the challenges and pitfalls of medical negligence and personal injury. These events were well received by medical and legal professionals as they gave valuable insight into the medical issues of medical negligence and personal injury.
Caren studied Business Studies at Stafford College of Further Education and started her career as a legal secretary. She has twenty years of management experience in the healthcare industry. Her medical experience started as medical secretary in the NHS. After six years, she left to become Practice Manager to a Group of Neurosurgeons where she was responsible for the seamless management of a busy clinical practice. During this time she thrived on the challenges of managing the partnerships between patients, surgeons, management, medical and legal professionals, nursing and support staff.
Caren left Oxford Neurosurgery and Spine Practice in 2012 to set up Medicolegal Management to provide conferences for legal professionals in medical negligence and personal injury. During this time Caren has also worked as an interim Senior Manager in the NHS and has enjoyed the challenges of successfully turning around cancer performance, wait times for elective surgery and managing multidisciplinary teams.
The opportunity has now arisen to start an exciting new business, Inspire Medilaw with like minded partners who have considerable knowledge and expertise in the healthcare sector.
Her interests include horse riding, travel, reading, cooking for family and friends and spending time with her husband Tim, 3 sons, their families, 3 grandchildren and Boot the springer spaniel.
Director of Strategy
Director of Strategy
Dr Tim Hegan trained in medicine and worked as a GP in outback Australia with aboriginal communities before training in public health medicine in the UK.
He then went on to pursue a career in the medico legal field after studying for a diploma in law. Tim worked as a medico legal adviser at the Medical Protection Society for a number of years assisting doctors in the UK and internationally. He ultimately became the International Operations Director which took him to many countries where he would often speak at conferences on medico-legal issues and organised numerous events for doctors and lawyers. Notably was an Ethics4all event in CapeTown, South Africa which was attended by 1500 doctors and other health care professionals.
He is a Fellow of the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine and makes vegan sausages which he sells at local farmer's markets. His name is ideal as his company trades under the name Hegansvegans.
He is married with two adolescent boys and two lovely dogs, he enjoys cooking, scrabble and natural history.
Finance and Commercial Director
Finance and Commercial Director
Tim studied Economics / Politics at the University of Sheffield before training as a Chartered Accountant. Tim worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers and then joined a multinational packaging company, becoming Finance Director of the group’s worldwide pharmaceutical division. He then joined ISS as Finance Director of the Integrated Services Division.
After 16 years in the private sector, he joined the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust and has almost 8 years of healthcare experience in a variety of operational, finance and commercial roles including Acting Deputy Director of Finance, Finance Director for Planned Care, Head of Clinical Support Services, Directorate Manager for Theatres and Acting Trust Commercial Director.
Tim is married with four daughters. His interests include walking, cricket, classic cars and reading.
Vikki studied Business Studies at Abingdon College and started her career as a Personal Assistant to a Director in a leading Publishing company. After four years, she left to join Caren working in the Oxford Neurosurgery & Spine Practice as Practice Secretary. This entailed supporting the patients’ journey throughout their care, providing office support for the consultants’ busy practices and liaising between medical staff and patients. Vikki also managed the consultants’ medico-legal practices, dealing with clients and solicitors.
Vikki left Oxford Neurosurgery and Spine Practice in May 2012 and worked in the NHS as Secretary to two Respiratory Consultants and a team of Psychiatrists, whilst setting up Medico-Legal Management Ltd with Caren. Following a short break to have a family, Vikki worked at the Royal Berkshire Hospital as Service Manager responsible for the operational delivery of the Urology department.
Her interests include reading, socialising with friends and spending time at home with her husband, daughter Mollie, son George and Labrador, Winston.
Our Legal Director, Lisa, qualified as a healthcare lawyer in London in 2004. She moved to Asia in 2008, became partner in a healthcare law firm in Hong Kong aged 32 and returned to the UK in 2014.
Lisa has dedicated her entire legal career to healthcare matters in U.K. Singapore and Hong Kong and has supported/advised healthcare professionals, indemnity organisations, private and public hospitals on a broad range of matters:-
- complex clinical negligence claims generally over a million pounds mainly obstetric claims
- regulatory/disciplinary proceedings including Medical and Dental Council
- criminal prosecutions of doctors and nurses including manslaughter
- inquests (mainly baby deaths)
- pharmaceutical prosecutions
Lisa is passionate about leadership and the personal and professional development of lawyers and doctors. She runs her own free of charge mentoring program for law graduates. She has enjoyed being legal speaker at many international conferences including Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong and Singapore and has enjoyed running hundreds of practical workshops globally. Lisa writes legal articles on healthcare matters for various law firms and has a non legal blog on life and leadership issues.
Lisa is CEO of two limited companies in the rugby/fitness world and regularly returns to Hong Kong to oversee her first company and to meet her clients.
In her spare time, Lisa loves to travel the world with her family, mainly in Asia and also Fiji where her rugby player husband is from. Lisa also finds her charity work rewarding, as carer for disabled children in UK and Hong Kong, mainly cerebral palsy and autistic children. She also loves exploring the great outdoors, particularly national trust beauty spots.