Scott Haslam

Director in Medical & Clinical Negligence


13 years


Scott graduated from Sheffield Hallam University with a first class honours in law in 2009.  He went on to complete his post-graduate studies at The University of Sheffield thereafter. 

He has specialised in Medical Negligence since 2010 when he started work as a Paralegal at a local South Yorkshire Law Firm.  He qualified as a Solicitor in 2012 and has continued to practise in Medical Negligence ever since.

Main Areas of Work:

  • Delay in diagnosis and misdiagnosis cases
  • Cancer cases
  • Claims against GPs, hospitals, care homes and dentists
  • Cases involving damage to the eyes
  • Fatal cases and dependency claims
  • Claims for injuries following a fall in hospital
  • Claims where pressure ulcers (bed sores) have been sustained
  • High value Clinical Negligence claims resulting from life changing injuries to adults and children 

    Great / Notable achievements at Wake Smith:

    • Winner of The Sheffield and District Law Society's Rising Star Awards 2023
    • Recovered compensation of £195,000 for a patient who experienced a bowel perforation during a hernia repair.
    • Succeeding in a claim under the Human Rights Act 1998 against Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust following a patient’s death in hospital. 
    • Successfully representing the family of a man who committed suicide at Chesterfield Royal Hospital.
    • Recovered £95,000 in a claim against Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust following two unsuccessful attempts to repair a fractured leg.
    • Agreed an Out of Court settlement in a claim against North Bristol NHS Trust after a patient’s back was fractured whilst he was under a general anaesthetic for the purposes of performing an MRI scan.
    • A six-figure settlement in a Claim against Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust for a delay in diagnosing a DVT.
    • Successfully claimed over £1million in compensation for a delay in diagnosis of mouth cancer.
    • Recovered compensation for the family of a patient who passed away after choking on food served to her in hospital.
    • Obtained compensation for a man who fell and fractured his leg whist being assessed by paramedics from North West Ambulance Service. 

      What clients say about you:

      "I was very nervous about pursuing a claim but you made it very easy for me. You and your team really impressed me with your kindness, knowledge, and sympathy throughout the process."

      “WS have been extremely professional in assisting me with a clinical negligence case without which I would not have succeeded. Very grateful for all their help, particularly Scott Haslam, and definitely recommend.” - Gill Davis

      “The service provided by the whole team, especially Scott Haslam, made a very difficult and trying time so much more easy to deal with thanks to your utter professionalism. Thank you and I would definitely use your service again.” - Andrew Armitage

      "Scott Haslam is an experienced and effective solicitor who has experience of a wide range of cases and is particularly adept at handling cases involving alleged negligence in care/nursing homes. He is respected by clients and opponents alike for his realistic and down-to-earth approach." - Quoted in The Legal 500 2022

      Recent articles by Scott Haslam

      £38M Settlement For Clinical Negligence
      Family of Sheffield woman who died from hospital neglect warns patients
      Scott Haslam wins Rising Star award
      Wake Smith helps man whose spine was broken during MRI scan receive payout
      Bereavement Damages changes – do they go far enough?
      The impact of nursing shortages 
      Have you suffered negligence in cosmetic surgery?
      Aspirin would have saved his life admits Rotherham Hospital 

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