Alex Tengroth

In brief

I am a specialist Medical Negligence Solicitor and have represented clients and families in the County Court, the High Court, the Court of Appeal, and at Inquests.

In the past

I read law at Keele and the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in London.

I then trained at Harman & Harman Solicitors in Canterbury and qualified as a solicitor in December 2004.

After moving to national law firm Shoosmiths, where I handled a wide range of complex and high value medical negligence and personal injury cases, I returned to Canterbury in February 2008 to work at Fairweathers Solicitors LLP with a number of former colleagues.

In Work

My caseload encompasses the broad range of medical negligence matters, although I have a particular interest in cancer, surgical and orthopaedic claims.

My reported cases include:-
S v Kent & Medway NHS Social Care and Partnership Trust (2009) in which the claimant suffered from an ovarian tumour which went undiagnosed for two years, requiring extensive surgery and the loss of her ovary; and B v K (2011) in which the claimant died following a delay by her GP of six months in diagnosing her breast cancer.

In my spare time

I am an avid (and largely frustrated) golfer, and can often be seen struggling my way round a golf course in Kent at the weekend! I also enjoy travelling, particularly European city-breaks.

Favourite things

  • Author:  James Herbert
  • TV Series:  The Sweeney
  • Album: The Wall (Pink Floyd)
  • Food: Chicken Dhansak
  • Place in the World:  Stockholm, Sweden


  • Our client, a 38-year-old woman from Canterbury, Kent, suffered significant psychological injuries in consequence of a traumatic birth of her second child.
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  • Our client, a 50 year old woman (at the date of the negligence) from Ashford, Kent, found a lump in the left side of her neck and was suffering with a dry cough so she attended on her GP and was referred to the ENT department at the William Harvey Hospital.Continue reading this article

  • Our client, a 47 year old woman from Newhaven, East Sussex, accidentally squirted wood glue (a white PVA-type glue) into her eyes on 29.12.12. She immediately washed out her eyes, removing all of the glue from the left eye, but being unable to do so from the right eye. She therefore attended the Sussex Eye Hospital, arriving within 1 hour of the incident occurring.

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  • Alex was brilliant. Always Kept me informed of what was happening and the options I had. (Mr M, Broadstairs).

  • I would not hesitate to recommend to a friend as I received excellent service. (Mrs G, Kent)