Area of Expertise
- Clinical negligence
- Personal injury
Since qualifying as a solicitor in 1993 I have specialised in personal injury and clinical negligence litigation. I started off as a claimant lawyer and during my training worked on union funded employers’ liability cases including industrial disease claims.
When I qualified I gained valuable experience handling high volume RTA litigation cases before moving to leading Health Service firm Capsticks 1995 and specialising in defendant clinical negligence and personal injury. I became a Partner there in 2000 by which time I was solely specialising in catastrophic clinical negligence cases.
In 2005 I joined Moore Blatch to join my former Capsticks colleagues Tim Spring and Anne Cassidy in setting up the Richmond office. This has now expanded to more than 40 staff and I am responsible for the day to day smooth running of it.
My focus is now primarily on clinical negligence work with a particular interest in meningitis cases and those involving complex future loss claims. I also have an interest in how reform in the healthcare sector may impact on patient safety and I've recently presented to a major NHS Trust on the issue of Duty of Candour.
In 2014 I successfully represented the claimant in the highly publicised case of Coakley v Rosie (2014) EWHC 1790. This case arose from the Defendant GP failing to suspect that the claimant was suffering from Meningococcal Meningitis, resulting in a substantial award of damages.
Other recent settlements include:
£800,000 for a taxi driver when the Defendant hospital failed to appropriately treat his badly injured leg following a road traffic accident. As a result it was amputated below the knee.
£1.3 million for a manual worker who fell down a lift shaft suffering severe spinal injuries for the contractors for whom he was working.
£5.2 million for a child left with severe brain damage following a failure by a GP to admit him to hospital
£800,000 for a man who was left permanently disabled following a perforated common iliac artery
I am a past editor of the firm’s personal injury newsletter and a past Trustee of Headway North West London.
Law Society Clinical Negligence Accreditation Scheme
Law Society Personal Injury Accreditation Scheme
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