Jerard Knott

Head of Medical Negligence & Serious Injury

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Department: Clinical / Medical Negligence

T: 01254 297130 (Direct Line 01254 914160)


Jerard is an Associate Solicitor specialising in Medical Negligence Law and Product Liability Litigation. Jerard is the head of the Medical Negligence and Serious Injury Departments at Curtis Law Solicitors LLP ('CLS'). He joined CLS in April 2013 to head up the Medical Negligence Department, after more than 8 years at Fentons Solicitors LLP. He previously trained and practiced at Brabners Chaffe Street LLP. 


Jerard has represented clients who have suffered birth injury causing development of cerebral palsy; where a failed hoist system caused bilateral brachial plexus injuries rendering a paraplegic client effectively tetraplegic; where misdiagnosis of condition has led to premature death; and in cases of wrong site surgery and wrongful medical implant claims.


Current instructions include claims involving toxic epidermal necrolysis, cerebral palsy, significant ophthalmic injury, and non-diagnosed stroke. Jerard also regularly advises on Fatal Claims and represents families at Inquests. He has advised in cases with value exceeding £3,000,000.


Jerard also advises on USA injury claims and arising from over 20 years of skiing, advises on winter sports claims. He has previously acted for a family following a fatality in Florida which concluded in a settlement of US$2,000,000.


Jerard provides advice to Commercial clients arising from contractual product claims and product failure.


Jerard is a member of APIL and INQUEST. He is also a PCC Governor for Baxenden St John's CE Primary School and a director of Springfields Hockey Club Limited, who are also sponsored by CLS.



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