Carson McDowell’s Managing Partner, Roger McMillan awarded the prestigious 2022 MPL Industry Defender Award

Carson McDowell’s Managing Partner and Head of Healthcare, Roger McMillan has been named as a recipient of the 2022 Industry Defender Award by the Board of Directors of the Medical Professional Liability (MPL) Association. This award is presented to individual defence lawyers who have made outstanding lifelong contributions to defending physicians, other healthcare professionals, hospitals, and clinics, and their exceptional work on behalf of medical liability insurers.

Roger was nominated for this award by two of the firm’s clients, the Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland and the Medical Protection Society, for his specialism in high-value, complex clinical negligence claims andregulatory/professional discipline investigations and his years of stellar representation successfully defending numerous healthcare professionals inNorthern Ireland and Ireland.

Commenting on the announcement, Roger said:  “I am honoured to receive this reward and very grateful to my clients MDDUS and MPS for nominating me.  Without their very valued instructions over the last 21 years, this simply would not have happened. I can honestly say that a solicitor could not ask for two better clients. Of course, the award itself is recognition of the tremendous and hardworking Healthcare team at Carson McDowell who go above and beyond in striving to protect healthcare professionals in Northern Ireland and Ireland from the challenges that are thrown at them on a daily basis.”

Roger will receive his award from the Medical Professional Liability (MPL) Association at the 2022 MPL Association Conference in Salt Lake City on Thursday, 12th May, alongside lawyers Lori A. Barker, C. Wm. Bradley, Jr., Carl Hagwood, Michel J.J. de Ridder, and Coreen Silverman.

The MPL Association is the leading international association representing medical professional liability insurance companies, risk retention groups, captives, trusts, and other entities with a commitment to the quality delivery of healthcare. MPL Association members insure nearly 2.5 million healthcare professionals around the world—doctors, dentists, nurses and nurse practitioners, podiatrists, and other healthcare providers. MPL Association members also insure 2,700 hospitals and 15,000 medical facilities and group practices globally.

Brian K. Atchinson, President and CEO, MPL Association said: “These outstanding defence lawyers have served as important partners with medical professional liability companies and indemnifiers. Their successful representation of healthcare professionals embodies excellence in the defence field. On behalf of our members and those they insure, the MPL Association is pleased to honour their work.”


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