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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:
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.
"Absolutely excellent… very bright" - Chambers & Partners, 2019
"An excellent solicitor’ who is ‘not afraid to challenge the established way of doing things when this is in her clients’ interests.’" - Legal 500, 2018/19
"She really understands strategy - the importance of where you direct your resources and what to focus on. She is an excellent tactician." - Chambers & Partners, 2018
"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
“This is a truly terrible case and, sadly, is yet another in which a person in a position of trust and power has cynically taken advantage of that responsibility. In many cases, the impact is not just emotional and physical, but it has also robbed victims of what would have been very successful careers in football.
“While nothing will ever change what the survivors have been through, news of his conviction is very welcome and yet another sign of just how seriously the authorities are treating cases of this nature.
“The fundamental priority now has to be to ensure that those affected by this abuse are able to access the ongoing support and counselling they require as they attempt to come to terms with their experience.
“It can take huge courage for abuse survivors to speak out, but we would urge anyone affected by similar issues to not be afraid to come forward. People affected by such issues deserve to have their voices heard.”
"So often, survivors of abuse live in fear of telling their story, or blame themselves for allowing the abuse to have happened. As time passes, it becomes increasingly difficult to confide in the authorities or even in family members. Perpetrators are often so very calculating and manipulative that there is little objective or documentary evidence available to support complainants’ allegations.
“It is so important in circumstances such as these that survivors come forward and support each other both in relation to establishing facts which can secure a criminal conviction and in supporting each other through such a life crisis.”
"Many patients, including our clients, have had a number of concerns about whether procedures they underwent were appropriate.
“Today’s announcement by North Bristol NHS Trust is extremely concerning and understandably has caused a great deal of distress to our clients. The Trust should now openly publish its findings to the patients concerned – rather than force them to get to the truth only through a stressful litigation process.
“It is welcome that the Trust has now made public that 57 needlessly underwent surgery. It is vital that reasons why this was allowed to happen are established.”
Many patients, including our clients, are understandably concerned about whether procedures they underwent at Southmead Hospital and Spire Hospital were appropriate, and whether they were carried out to the required standard.
“We welcome the news that both hospitals are taking action to try and help reassure those affected. We would also urge the hospitals to provide any remedial treatment at the earliest opportunity.
“From speaking to clients and through our initial investigations the use of mesh in surgery potentially has long term adverse consequences, so it is imperative the issues are investigated and a clear protocol established so patient safety is at the forefront at all times.
“It is also vital that those who think that they might have been affected by this issue come forward so that the hospitals can fully investigate these concerns.”
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