I am a Solicitor in the Group Actions and Product Liability Department. I have particular experience of group litigation on behalf of claimants including cases involving Laparoscopic Ventral Mesh Rectopexy (LVMR) and Stapled Transanal Rectal Resection (STARR) procedures. I also investigate singleton cases where there is an allegation of clinical negligence and/or a defective product. In addition, I have significant previous experience in asbestos related disease claims.
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
It is a great privilege to help my clients recover damages following the often devastating impact of negligent medical treatment. It goes without saying that compensation can never undo the damage done, however it is very rewarding to be able to alleviate the financial concerns which can often ensue following such a difficult time in someone’s life. Working alongside other specialist lawyers is very satisfying as it enables me to provide a comprehensive service, allowing me to support my clients by signposting them to other services where necessary.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
Outside of work, I enjoy hiking, swimming and painting.
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