Kevin Duce

Position: Associate
Phone: +(44)(0)121 456 8263
Fax: +(44)(0)121 456 8486
Offices:Birmingham

What can I do for you?

I am a specialist in regulatory and healthcare law. I have a legal career that spans in excess of twenty five years in which I have dealt with all types of civil, criminal and commercial litigation law and practice.

Before joining Mills & Reeve in August 2000 I spent 13 years as a lawyer in high street practice dealing with a wide range of both private and publically-funded legal work which included dealing with criminal defence cases before the Magistrates, Crown Court and at Court Martial, clinical negligence and personal injury, matrimonial and child care law and the representation of patients before mental health tribunals. I help clients with a broad range of legal issues including medical negligence, general healthcare advice, mental health law, judicial review, statutory appeals, inquests and coronial law, adult & child best interests cases and professional regulatory fitness to practise cases for both defence and prosecution.

The expertise that I have built up means that I am extremely well-equipped to assist you with all aspects of healthcare law, as well as to provide you with the benefit of my expertise in professional regulatory law if either you or any of your staff find themselves involved in regulatory investigations.

I appear as an advocate before tribunals, the County and High Court and at coroner’s inquests. I have also acted as a legal adviser to UK professional regulatory practice committees.

Supporting my clients’ aims

My experience across the healthcare and regulatory spectrum means I can guide clients through issues that cross over between these disciplines, coming up with effective solutions that address issues as a whole.

My work involves advising clients whose work is often at the centre of public protection concerns and cases can be high profile.

The way in which cases are conducted by lawyers can reflect upon the public’s perception of the effectiveness of an organisation. It is important not only to ensure that cases are properly conducted and presented, but also to present the right impression of the client and its lawyers to those individuals and organisations, including courts and tribunals, with whom I come into contact.

It is vitally important that I understand my client’s desired outcome, and to ensure that the service I deliver moves the matter forward as speedily and as cost-effectively as possible to that desired conclusion.

In supporting this, effective communication with my clients is vital, so that there is no misunderstanding as to what their aims and objectives are generally and also on a specific case-by-case basis.

What do others say?

Clients have commented that my approach is “straightforward and dynamic”, that I am “authoritative and supportive” and that I have “all the necessary knowledge of the law and process”.

What else should you know?

I am a member of the Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers and recognised in national legal directories as an expert in the field.