Sallie Booth

Partner

Biography

I am a Consultant in the Personal Injury department, with particular experience of group litigation on behalf of claimants including cases involving child abuse, defective products and medical negligence. 

I have been involved in some of the most important and high profile group action cases, including:

  • Haemophilia litigation on behalf of HIV and hepatitis victims
  • Cadbury’s salmonella cases
  • Vioxx
  • Camelford water pollution cases

I was also involved in claims arising from the ‘Marchioness’ disaster, including the judicial review proceedings resulting in the resumption of the inquest and representation of victims and families at the Marchioness public enquiry and non-statutory enquiry.

Testimonials

"She is absolutely brilliant", "she has her head screwed on and is up to speed with everything." - Chambers & Partners, 2017

"Demonstrates consistent excellent judgement" - ​Legal 500 2016


Read My Comments On The Latest News

  • 24/01/2017
    Contamination Warning For Nearly 50,000 Patients Who Underwent Open Heart Surgery

    “The potential scale of this problem is only now emerging; and on a piecemeal basis even though it appears that the manufacturers of the equipment and the health professionals have much more data available to themselves than they have so far chosen to make public. “Patients who already have to cope with the stress of managing serious heart problems are being exposed to an even more deadly health risk.”

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  • 28/10/2016
    NHS To Set Up Special Scheme To Process Mr Arun TVM Medical Negligence Cases

    “We are well aware of the devastating effects synthetic mesh implants can have on patients, causing debilitating pain and reducing quality of life significantly. “The proposal by Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust to establish a scheme for the resolution of these claims is welcomed on behalf of our clients. Such a process will hopefully mean that claims are resolved more quickly, more efficiently and more cost effectively. “We have worked with the NHS to set up schemes in similar situations where there have been a lot of people affected in a similar way and it is the least confrontational way of securing patients the help and support they need to be able to move on with their lives. “It is important for ladies who feel they may have been affected to contact the Trust and seek further medical advice. Patients can also seek legal advice if they remain dissatisfied with the treatment they have received.”

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  • 13/04/2016
    Workers Caught In Underground Fire At One Of Europe’s Deepest Mines

    It is absolutely vital that ICL and other authorities work swiftly together to determine what caused the fire and, more importantly, how it could have been prevented. The workers involved in this incident and their families will no doubt be looking for answers and reassurances about safety and it is crucial they get them. It is imperative that, if there are any lessons to be learned from the investigation, they are welcomed and that new measures will be put in place to ensure risk of future incidents is minimised.

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  • 08/02/2016
    Patients Of West Midlands Surgeon Angamuthu Arunkalaivanan Recalled By NHS

    “We have seen a number of ladies affected by TVM products, the results of which can be devastating and reduce quality of life significantly. It is very worrying to see that a surgeon may have continued to implant such risky devices against both the Trust’s and NICE guidelines. Some women may well have received these devices when there were other, safer, treatment options available to them. “It is reassuring to see that the Trust has voluntarily recalled its patients to provide them with the advice and support. However, it is worrying that it is alleged Mr Arun has been acting against the advice of the Trust since 2009. We have been instructed to investigate on behalf of a patient who has been affected who is concerned about her treatment. “The implications of such medical errors can have a devastating effect on patients. It is essential that those patients who have concerns over their treatment, particularly in relation to Mr Arun, seek an urgent explanation and reassurance. “It is important for those ladies who feel they may have been affected to contact the Trust to seek further medical advice. It should be incumbent upon the Trust to contact all patients affected by Mr Arun’s practices, and to provide them with all the necessary information regarding the ongoing investigation. Patients can seek legal advice if they remain dissatisfied with the treatment they have received.”

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