I am a Partner in the Medical Negligence team and work in the Birmingham office. I've worked at Irwin Mitchell since 2001 and have over 17 years’ experience in medical negligence claims.
I'm a Fellow of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL). A Fellow is described by APIL as:
"[An] experienced practitioner who has a high level of technical expertise in personal injury law and who is recognised by his or her peers as being in a position of professional and intellectual leadership in the field of personal injury law."
I have particular expertise in spinal injury cases. I successfully concluded a number of spinal injury cases caused by negligent surgery and delay in diagnosis of cauda equina syndrome. I have recovered damages in excess of £8m for patients who have suffered an otherwise avoidable spinal injury, with annual payments for care for life.
I also specialises in birth injury claims, supporting families when a child is injured during delivery or due to negligent ante-natal care.
I also have experience in fatal claims and help families whose loved ones have tragically died as a result of negligent medical care. This is due to delay in diagnosis during surgery or shortly after giving birth. I have particular expertise in inquest representation. I understand the sensitivity of such claims and the importance of ensuring the families are properly represented with compassion and sensitivity at a difficult time in their lives.
I enjoy the challenge of dealing with the complexities of the law in order to get answers, and most importantly apologies, for families. I'm dedicated to fighting fearlessly for patients to get answers in the most difficult of circumstances. I also make sure they get the compensation they are entitled to in order to be able to continue with their lives. I've recovered total damages in excess of £100m for Claimants to date.
Successfully represented a Claimant in a landmark case where he was said to be out of time for bringing his case but the Court exercised its discretion to allow him to bring his case (Jonathon Khairule v North West Strategic HA  EWHC 1357).
"She leaves no stone unturned and is very diligent". – Chambers & Partners, 2020
“From my very first telephone conversation with you I remember feeling totally confident that I had found the right person to represent me.”
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