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.
Managing DirectorView Profile
Managing DirectorCaren 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.
Finance and Commercial DirectorView Profile
Finance and Commercial DirectorTim 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.
Business ManagerView Profile
Business ManagerVikki 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.
Healthcare Lawyer, Hill Dickinson LLP & Legal Director, Inspire MediLawView Profile
Healthcare Lawyer, Hill Dickinson LLP & Legal Director, Inspire MediLawOur 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 was very good and clearly extremely knowledgeable about this area of law. She was also very encouraging and helpful throughout the day, as well as afterwards" - Delegate from Understanding & Managing Clinical Negligence Masterclass on 22.09.2017