David Corless-Smith is a qualified dentist and solicitor. David practised dentistry for 10 years before turning his attention to law and specialising in clinical negligence claims against doctors and dentists.
In 2000 David joined with Greg Waldron in founding the Dental Law Partnership, the first law firm in the country to act exclusively for patients in claims against dentists, and now the leading claimant firm in this area of legal expertise.
David has written extensively on dento-legal matters and was the founding President of the UK Dental Law and Ethics Forum.
David is particularly proud that the Dental Law Partnership has pioneered the use of conditional fee agreements, which have allowed patients to bring meritorious claims that they would not otherwise have been able to pursue without serious financial risk.
David is a recommended lawyer in the 2020 Legal 500.
Chris is a qualified dentist, un-registered barrister and a solicitor, who joined the Dental Law Partnership as a part-time consultant in 2000.
Now joint Managing Director, he has particular responsibility for risk management and new business, and is based at the company’s Southern office.
Chris was the founding Chairman of the UK Dental Law and Ethics Forum, is the author of many articles in the field of dental law and ethics, and co-wrote the Dental Surgery chapter in the definitive practitioner work, “Clinical Negligence (Fifth Edition)”.
He regards the primary function of the Dental Law Partnership as being to ensure access to justice for all dental patients.
Chris is a recommended lawyer in the 2020 Legal 500
Helen became a director of the Dental Law Partnership in 2009 having joined the practice in 2003 as an Assistant Solicitor. Prior to joining the firm Helen gained a wealth of experience in clinical negligence in both the United Kingdom and abroad. Working with leading health litigation specialists Helen was involved in a number of complex and high value cases before focussing her career on Dental Negligence.
Helen is now head of pre-action cases at the Dental Law Partnership and gets a great sense of satisfaction in being able to guide clients through the claims process to a successful outcome. Helen is also Dental Law Partnership’s complaints director and DPO.
Heather became a Director of the Dental Law Partnership in 2020 having joined the firm in 2002. She has specialised in Dental Negligence throughout her career and dealt with the most complex Dental Negligence cases. Heather is the joint head of Litigation.
Heather is a recommended lawyer in the 2017 Legal 500.
Greg has been a qualified dentist for over 20 years, and a qualified solicitor since 1997. Having worked in the medical negligence field with both doctors, dentists and patients; Greg co-founded the Dental Law Partnership in 2000.
The Dental Law Partnership specialises in Dental Negligence cases and Greg takes pride in the fact that he is considered a pioneer in this Legal Specialism. His expertise in the field resulted in him becoming a founder member of the International Dental Ethics and Law Society as well as the UK Dental Law and Ethics forum.
Greg is now a non-executive director of the Dental Law Partnership.
Kate has been a member of the Dental Law Partnership’s legal team since she joined as a paralegal in 2002. Now an Associate Solicitor, Kate takes particular interest in representing clients in nerve injury cases, periodontal disease cases and oral cancer cases.
Tim joined the Dental Law Partnership in 2005 and is now an Associate Solicitor. With a particular interest in cases involving nerve damage during dental treatment he has successfully helped numerous clients receive compensation for their treatment.
Jenny joined DLP in 2005. As a senior solicitor in dental negligence litigation Jenny handled a wide variety of dental negligence cases. Jenny has since progressed to the role of Disclosure Team Supervisor. She is responsible for the supervision of the Disclosure Team and the checking of tasks within the Legal Team.
Jane Littlewood joined the Dental Law Partnership in 2018. With a background in civil negligence claims and representing healthcare practitioners and organisations at inquests, she brings with her a wealth of knowledge that will help and support DLP’s strong team of specialist lawyers.
Stephanie Neden- King
Stephanie is a Senior Solicitor at the Dental Law Partnership, she joined in May 2019. Stephanie brings a wealth of experience to the team. Before coming to DLP she was a general clinical negligence solicitor for 3 years with 8 years of personal injury litigation experience.