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Martin Haukeland

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Telephone 020 7831 0222
Email martin.haukeland@42br.com

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Introduction

Martin specialises in personal injury and clinical negligence work. He appears in all courts. Martin started his career at the criminal bar and has made use of skills learnt there in his civil practice. He believes strongly that the burden of litigation for all parties should be minimised as much as possible and will try hard to achieve this in conference or elsewhere. He is happy to travel to court or to accommodate clients.

Clinical negligence

Martin acts for Claimants and the NHS. Recent cases include:

  • A fatal accident claim arising out of a failure to address abdominal bleeding upon admission to hospital.
  • A fatal accident claim arising out of inappropriate medication and failure to identify risk of heart failure in a detained mental patient.
  • Failure to diagnose post-operative osteomyelitis leading to removal of a large part of the skull and a cosmetic defect.
  • Failure of total knee replacements.
  • Alleged failure to provide sufficient pain relief over a course of internal radiotherapy leading to depression and post-traumatic stress. 

Court of Protection/Mental Health

Martin acts for relatives and local authorities.

For example:

  • Advising Deputies and Attorneys on questions of welfare and financial affairs.
  • Acting for a local authority in a case where P was at risk from a potentially harmful relationship and withdrawal from treatment.
  • Acting for a local authority in a case where allegations of assault of P by close relatives.
  • Advising on questions of ordinary residence.
  • Advising a local authority in its claims for recovery of costs of care after deprivation of assets.

He is a member of the Mental Health Lawyers Association.

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