Peter is a Partner and Solicitor Advocate of the firm and specialises in medical negligence law. He conducts all aspects of clinical negligence claims, with a particular interest in orthopaedic, gastric, cardiac and fatal cases.
He is a solicitor, having originally qualified as a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives in 1998.
Peter has been a litigator for over 25 years, originally in London and the South East before moving to Devon in 1999 where he set up and managed personal injury and litigation costs departments, thereafter specialising in higher value clinical negligence and personal injury litigation.
Peter has been accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (apil) as a Senior Litigator and the Solicitors Regulations Authority (SRA) with Higher Courts Rights allowing him to represent clients as a solicitor-advocate in the Senior civil courts throughout England and Wales. As a Senior Litigator, Peter has demonstrated such level of expertise with his portfolio of cases that he has also been accredited by APIL as a Clinical Negligence Specialist.
Peter has conducted clinical negligence claims of a wide and varied nature, with particular interests and expertise in the following areas of clinical negligence practice:
Peter has extensive experience of investigating Orthopaedic Claims.
Peter has previously investigated or is currently investigating Orthopaedic Claims involving failures and/or delays in diagnosing and/or treating the following medical conditions:
Spinal injury, including:
Cauda equina syndrome;
Hands/wrist injury, including:
Shoulder injury, including:
Hills Sachs lesions;
Hip injury, including:
Leg length discrepancy;
Foot care emergencies;
Ankle injury, including:
Fractures, particularly missed fractures
Knee injury, including:
Peter has extensive experience of investigating Gastric Claims.
Peter has previously investigated or is currently investigating Gastric Claims involving failures and/or delays in diagnosing and/or treating the following medical conditions:
Hartmann’s reversal (delay).
Peter has extensive experience of investigating Cardiac Claims.
Peter has previously investigated or is currently investigating Cardiac Claims involving failures and/or delays in diagnosing and/or treating the following medical conditions:
Coarctation repair surgery;
Aortic valve replacement;
Sever aortic stenosis;
Transposition of the great arteries (TGA).
Peter has extensive experience of investigating Fatal Claims, representing families and dependents.
Peter has previously investigated or is currently investigating Fatal Claims involving failures and/or delays in diagnosing and/or treating the following medical conditions, with fatal consequences:
Severe aortic stenosis;
Coarctation of the aorta;
What Peter's Clients Say
“I wish to thank Peter Tassart and Emma Laity for their help and support over the last 5 years. At all times you kept the communication at my level. I felt I had the best solicitor possible to fight my case. I found the while process to be as stress free as it could possibly be and I always felt that they were both doing their best to achieve a good outcome for me. There was never any delay in responding to my enquiries and I felt completely confident in their professionalism, I am so grateful to them both.”
“I would like to thank Peter Tassart and his team for the way they handled my case. It was conducted in a very professional manner, from the first day to conclusion. He explained everything to me step by step and was always available to answer any questions I had. He and his team put me at ease from the outset with their friendly approach and always put my wishes first. Due to the nature of my case I was always treated with utmost respect which was very important to me. Thank you again. My best wishes to Peter and Emma.”
“If I had to do it again, I would wish Peter Tassart as my solicitor.”
“Never felt my claim was too small for their time and full attention. I was treated very kindly, with great consideration. I was given honest, clear advice but my concerns always came first. It is a difficult thing to do, but Peter and his team understand that and offer genuine support while working hard for you. My outcome was positive on many levels for which I will always be grateful to them.”
“I can’t commend strongly enough the service that Peter Tassart of Wolferstans provided to me. Pursuing a clinical negligence claim is a long and stressful process. Peter worked tirelessly on my behalf and kept me fully informed throughout the process. He became attuned to my concerns and fears and worked to reassure me when everything became too much. Peter was always honest and transparent with me and always provided me with a balanced opinion about developments within the claim which I fully appreciated. Peter even telephoned me in the evening after some case conferences because he knew that I would otherwise spend the night worrying about the outcome of the meetings.
Even after my case settled, Peter continued to support me, signposting me to other professionals to help me to ensure that my compensation payment was protected within a personal injury trust”
“I would like to thank Peter for treating me so kindly and being so understanding to my situation. I feel he has done above and beyond what I expected in the circumstances.”
“I was treated very kindly, with great consideration. I was given honest clear advice but my concerns always came first.
It is a difficult thing to do, but Peter and his team understood that and offer genuine support while working hard for you. My outcome was positive on may levels for which I will always be grateful.
Thank you doesn’t cover how grateful am. My luck changed the day you agreed to represent me.”
Ms D, Hitchin
“I would like to thank you for agreeing to take [the] case on and helping him as you did. Although we tried relentlessly before approaching you, nobody would take [the] case on, nobody would really listen… you did a really wonderful job… and I don’t think I thought in a million years you would achieve such a good pay out. So a really big thank you for your great success.”
“A big thankyou… for taking care of my claim in these last few years which has been very traumatic for me. I can now try and put it behind me an move forward, but once again to P Tassart… and all the team thank you and god bless you.”
“Very good. Helped me through a difficult period in my life. Nothing was too much trouble. Always in contact and always only a phone call away.”
Peter’s interests include skiing, sailing and he coaches trampolining.