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I am a Partner specialising in Medical Negligence, with a focus in birth injuries. I head up one of the teams in our London office and also have a caseload of high value complex medical negligence cases. I act for a lot of children with cerebral palsy, investigating whether or not their condition was caused by negligence when they were born.
"Very kind, articulate, knowledgeable and supportive." - Chambers & Partners, 2019
"Excellent judgement" - Legal 500, 2018/19
"Unflappable and incredibly hardworking". - Legal 500, 2018/19
"A force to be reckoned with… She's hugely experienced and absolutely first class," - Chambers & Partners, 2019
"She is a formidable, able solicitor who is wonderful with clients and who thinks outside the box in her approach to cases." - Chambers & Partners 2018
"Clients just love and delight in her. She is on top of the detail of her cases and leaves no stone unturned. She is hugely energetic and industrious as well as dogged in her approach to a case." - Chambers & Partners 2017
"Auriana Griffiths is intelligent, determined and committed" - Legal 500 2016
"Very confident and capable" - Chambers & Partners 2016
Auriana Griffiths is "highly intelligent, innovative and targeted" - Legal 500 2015
"Hard-working, sound in her analysis and excellent at client contact." - Chambers & Partners 2014
"Very personable", "very thorough", "the skill of managing her clients' expectations." - Chambers & Partners 2013
"A pleasure to deal with." - Chambers & Partners 2012
I was always quite argumentative as a child and didn't give up easily when putting my point across! Later on I was torn between studying medicine and law: I wanted to do something that allowed me to learn more about medicine while practising law, so I chose to specialise in clinical negligence.
Getting answers for my clients to give them peace of mind. If we find out their condition has been caused by negligence, it's rewarding to then be able to secure compensation for equipment, therapy and care. Most of my clients are children, and it's rewarding to be able to give parents the security of knowing their child will always be provided for, even when they've gone.
I like that we're very client-focused and always looking for ways to improve the service we offer. Because we cover such a diverse range of law we can help our clients no matter what their question. And from a personal perspective, everyone's very friendly and there are numerous charity and sports events for us to get involved in. We're a social bunch!
Outside of work I like to walk, travel, dance and listen to music.
“The last few months have been incredibly difficult for Sophie and the rest of her family as they attempted to come to terms with the sad death of Henry.
“Sophie had a number of concerns about the events that unfolded during her labour with the greatest concern being that the baby remained in the breech position yet was unidentified until it was too late.
“Nothing will ever make up for her devastating loss but we are pleased that Sophie and the rest of the family at least have some of the answers they deserve as to what happened.
“It is important that the Trust now learns lessons from the coroner’s findings to help improve patient care. We will continue to support Sophie at this very distressing time.”
“We are pleased with the outcome of the High Court hearing, in particular the acknowledgement of the judge, Mr Justice Spencer, and Michael Horne QC (for the Trust) of the unstinting support and devotion of the girl’s family, which Mr Justice Spencer described as awe inspiring.
“Whilst no amount of money can ever make up for the severe and lifelong injuries the girl has suffered, the settlement reached will provide sufficient funds to provide for care, accommodation, therapies and equipment for the rest of her life.”
The girl’s parents said: “While the last few years have been extremely hard for us we try to lead as normal a life as possible. We are relieved that our daughter will have the funds she needs to provide for her needs for life but we hope that the Trust has learned from the mistakes made to prevent other families from going through what we have.”
This is a truly devastating case in which a young girl has suffered a very serious birth injury that will have an impact on her for the rest of her life.
“While nothing will ever change what has happened to this family, we hope that this settlement will at least provide some relief and mean they are safe in the knowledge that their daughter’s needs will be met in the years ahead.
“This case should also act as an important reminder that the safety of patients must always be the top priority for the NHS. The problems which arose in this case should never be allowed to happen again.”
"Our client’s family raised a number of very serious concerns over the level of care her mum received after she was admitted to hospital.
“The mother and in turn her daughter were badly let down by the hospital trust and opportunities were missed to prevent our client’s injuries. The last thing that the family want, however, is for there to be a loss of confidence in the health services.
“The family just hope that lessons are learned to ensure that no one else has to go through the same pain as they have.”
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