- Brain Injuries
- Complex musculoskeletal injuries
I joined Moore Blatch in 2019 as a paralegal working in the Major Trauma team, working closely with Trevor Sterling, Partner for Medical Relations and Head of the Major Trauma team.
My role involves supporting the Major Trauma service in major trauma (personal injury) liability investigations, as well as providing health pathway support, general law advice and pursuing insurance compensation claims for major trauma patients/clients.
Our clients have typically suffered a major trauma, this can range from brain injury to routine muscular-skeletal injuries which can be an extremely difficult and distressing time for clients and their families. I focus on supporting rehabilitation with early intervention in order to improve the outcomes, particularly by securing insurance payments and ensuring use of the Rehabilitation Code which facilitates the best possible treatment to assist in their recovery, as well as securing them compensation for injuries suffered and financial losses.
Within the Major Trauma service, I offer advice around general law to clients to ensure I can support them with any issues that may arise and support them along the health pathway. This assists in alleviating anxieties allowing them to focus on their recovery.
I work closely supporting the Mary Seacole Trust and Headway with Eman Hassan and Trevor Sterling.
I enjoy playing football in my spare time and am an avid Newcastle United supporter.
- Volunteer for the Mary Seacole Trust
- Complex head, spinal and serious orthopaedic injuries
- Serious Orthopaedic Injuries
- Cases involving complex liability or causation issues
I qualified as a Solicitor in September 2015 and I have since specialised in pursuing personal injury litigation claims on behalf of claimants who have suffered serious and often life-changing injuries as a result of road traffic accidents, accidents at work and accidents in public places, through no fault of their own. I joined Moore Blatch in December 2018.
I strive to work quickly to fully assess the impact of a client’s injuries on their lives. My clients have usually suffered brain, spinal and/or musculoskeletal injuries. My focus is on early rehabilitation as a priority, ensuring early collaboration with potential Defendants to ensure that the client’s immediate post-accident needs are identified and addressed at the earliest opportunity.
Suffering severe injuries, be they physical or psychological can be life-changing for many clients, so I aim to work together with them, their families and friends, and rehabilitation providers to understand each individual client’s current and future care requirements and support needs, to ensure that client’s feel completely supported throughout the entire rehabilitation and legal claim process and thereafter.
I am an accredited APIL Litigator, and I have a particular interest in claims involving outdoor pursuits, be they cycling, outdoor activities or equestrian related.
In my spare time, I am a school governor for a secondary school in Hampshire, and I like to keep fit and active when I can. I am also a closet musician, having read Music at the University of Birmingham before converting to law.
Accreditations & Memberships
- APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers) – Accredited Litigator
- Catastrophic personal injury
- Brain injury
- Complex musculo-skeletal and spinal cord injuries
- Fatal accident cases
I qualified as a solicitor in 1999 and have worked in the area of catastrophic personal injury ever since.
As well as recovering compensation for our clients, I place particular emphasis on securing rehabilitation for them at an early stage. I have extensive experience of working closely with expert case managers and rehabilitation companies to secure this goal.
I have worked on numerous cases involving brain injury and other life changing injuries, including the case of Black v Barrett, a spinal cord injury and brain injury case that settled for £6 million, the case of C v D a complex musculo-skeletal injury case that settled for £1.75 million, the case of D v D a brain injury case that settled for £1.2 million, and the case of D v B, a brain injury case that resulted in an award of £4.45 million.
I have been a volunteer trustee of Headway South West London for over 8 years; this is an amazing charity that helps survivors of brain injury. I have worked with the spinal injury charity Backup Trust and I have volunteered as a buddy working with wheelchair users on Backup activity weekends on Dartmoor.
Outside of work, I enjoy cycling and jogging. I am a member of Toastmasters International (a not for profit organisation that promotes public speaking and leadership skills).
Accreditations & Memberships
- Member of APIL Brain Injury Special Interest Group
- ‘Claims Professional of the Year 2016’ award at the Modern Claims Awards
- Brain injuries, particularly cases involving strokes
- Delayed diagnosis of cancer claims including gynaecological cancers, sarcoma, blood cancers and renal cancer
- Surgical error
- Spinal injuries including delay in diagnosis and treatment of cauda equina syndrome
- Treatment of infection and sepsis
I am a Senior Solicitor with a wealth of experience in clinical negligence claims, having specialised in this area throughout my career. I have dealt with a full range of clinical negligence claims, including brain injuries, delayed diagnosis of cancer, and spinal injury claims.
I joined Moore Blatch in 2018, having previously worked at other leading firms in London and Hampshire.
I act for clients from all walks of life who have been injured due to medical negligence. It is my passion to help people obtain answers where mistakes have been made, but also to look at how their lives have been impacted and what can be done to assist them. I combine a technical approach to the medical and legal aspects of winning claims with a practical approach to assessing my clients’ needs. For example, where liability is admitted I will seek to obtain interim payments of compensation so that my clients’ immediate needs can be met.
- APIL member
- Mental capacity
- NHS continuing care applications and appeals
- Care Act 2014
- Best interest decisions and meetings
- Court of protection
I specialise in community care and mental capacity matters. I advise clients on all aspects of community care and best interest decisions.
I act for a variety of clients in securing the right package of care for people who, without assistance, struggle with daily living.
Many will be looking to challenge cuts to personal budgets made by local authorities or variations to care and support plans that reduce the level of care they receive.
Other clients are looking to challenge non-eligibility decisions made by the NHS in the application of continuing healthcare funding. I advise, assist and represent clients throughout this process and act for families applying for this funding for the first time.
I also represent clients who lack capacity to make decisions for themselves. In many cases, vital health and welfare decisions have to be made and I will be instructed to act for family members in best interest meetings or at the court of protection.
In all cases, I ensure that my clients’ voices are heard whilst providing clear advice and guidance surrounding this complex and often misunderstood area of law.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my two young daughters who keep me on my toes! I have a passion for all things film and host a semi-regular podcast on computer games.
- Banking litigation
- Real estate finance
- Commercial disputes
- Dispute resolution
I am a trainee solicitor. I primarily support other solicitors, working within a team for six months at a time.
I gain valuable experience working within a range of different teams at Moore Blatch, supporting them in providing the high level of service that our clients have come to expect. Whether working directly with clients or behind the scenes, I provide clients and colleagues with a prompt, friendly and reliable service.
I studied my Law LLB at the University of Law in Guildford where I then went on to complete the LPC with a Masters in International Legal Practice.
I secured my training contract at Moore Blatch in April 2018, whilst working at the firm as a Paralegal in the Banks and Lenders Team. I specialised in complex litigation, advising lenders on challenging possession claims and high value property disputes.
I am a senior solicitor specialising in helping clients with catastrophic injuries as a result of negligent medical care.
My clients are typically patients that have suffered catastrophic injuries as a result of medical negligence, provided either through the NHS or in private practice. I support clients through medical negligence claims, securing payments that can have an immense impact on their quality of life.
I have particular experience helping clients who have suffered eye and amputation injuries.
I am tenacious, proactive and diligent and get to the heart of a claim speedily, ensuring admissions of liability (and interim payments of damages) at the earliest possible opportunity. Numerous clients have reported seeing their quality of life improved immeasurably through the work I have done for them.
I have relationships with some of the leading charities working with victims of medical accidents including the RNIB and the Limbless Association.
A £120,000 settlement in a claim involving delayed diagnosis and treatment of HSE encephalitis
A £900,000 interim payment award at a contested application at the High Court for a young girl
A £1.5 million settlement for a lady who lost almost all her sight as a consequence of a delayed diagnosis of glaucoma
A £750,000 award for a lady who developed severe neuropathic leg pain, bowel and urological dysfunction and psychiatric injury as a consequence of delayed micro discectomy surgery for cauda equina syndrome
A £300,000 award for a man who suffered complete heart block, requiring the implantation of a permanent pacemaker, as a consequence of a negligently performed catheter ablation
A £300,000 award for an 88-year old Second World War veteran who suffered a leg amputation injury and urinary dysfunction as a consequence of a road traffic accident. The settlement was based on extensive expert evidence, and was negotiated and paid out before the first anniversary of the accident which meant that the Claimant was able to benefit from the award before he died at the age of 90. The case was publicised in the Evening Standard.
I am married with a young son. I enjoy travelling, reading and listening to music.
Accreditations & Memberships
- APIL accredited senior litigator
- Listed in Legal 500 as a leading individual
- Listed in Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers magazine as a rising star in the field of medical negligence work
- Personal injury
I am a paralegal specialising in personal injury. I support individuals who have suffered personal injury as a result of negligence.
My clients are individuals and the families of individuals that have suffered injury through no fault of their own. I provide a familiar point of contact if a client’s main case handler is away from the office.
I have worked as a secretary/paralegal for all my working career and have previously worked within the NHS, for a defendant clinical negligence law firm, and for a children’s hospice.
I have a Golden Retriever who keeps me laughing at his antics. I love any sort of crafts including knitting, cross stitch, mixed media and many others.
I am a paralegal, helping clients deal with all aspects of personal injury claims.
My clients are people needing help with their personal injury claims. I have particular experience in assisting clients with claims arising from road traffic accidents, employer’s liability and public liability and work hard to ensure that each client’s individual rehabilitation and financial needs are addressed.
I place my client’s needs at the centre of everything I do to ensure that the best possible outcome is achieved for them.