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


  • 28th April’19 – Our client, a 35-year-old woman from Ramsgate, Kent, underwent right knee surgery at the William Harvey Hospital (Ashford) in November 2011.
    Subsequently, she developed a post-operative soft tissue infection.

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  • 18th April 2019 – Our client, a 42 year old woman from West Sussex, had been suffering with bowel related symptoms for some years when, in 2014, she developed a fistula.

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  • 05.02.19 – Our client, a 48-year-old man from Broadstairs, Kent, was suffering with a bony prominence on the top of his left foot, which had been present for some years and which caused him some discomfort when wearing his work boots (but was otherwise of no consequence), when he was referred by his GP to the orthopaedic team at the QEQM Hospital in 2007 to ascertain what treatment options were available / recommended.

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  • 18.01.19 – Our client, a 50-year-old woman from Ashford, Kent, underwent a laparoscopic oophorectomy (removal of ovary) at the William Harvey Hospital in June 2013.

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  • 13th Nov 2018 – Our client, a 59-year-old man from near Maidstone, Kent, lost his wife (D) in early 2014, when she was aged 55.

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