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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.
"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 fund will provide for Mr Paterson’s victims who will have to live with what happened to them forever. The settlement will go towards the long term costs of therapy and ongoing treatment to help them try to move forward with their lives.
“However there are still questions regarding the redress that private healthcare patients have if they are the victims of negligent medical treatment. While Spire in this case has set aside a significant sum, it is likely to be less than the amount that the patients affected need. There are also other medical negligence victims who have found that indemnity insurance does not cover their private doctor when things have gone wrong. This is still a grey area and many people wrongly believe they will be better protected under private care than under the NHS.
“The issue of exactly how much responsibility private hospitals have for the misdeeds of medical practitioners who use their facilities is not yet determined and we are pleased therefore on behalf of our clients that Spire has today accepted that ‘better’ clinical governance might have led to ‘action being taken sooner’. But that is little comfort for Mr Paterson’s victims.”
“The issues which have emerged relating to these devices are hugely concerning and it is clear that action needs to be taken to ensure the units are fit for purpose. The most vulnerable patients are being exposed to a known source of infection at a time when they do not have the physical resource to fight it.
“Previous guidance has suggested that regular and proper cleaning will reduce risks, but the increase in enquiries we have seen and the recently published findings of a US study which showed 37 per cent of units tested contained the bacteria are both clearly a cause for major concern.
“Despite the problems raised in relation to these devices they are still widely in use, so we feel it is only right that steps are taken to ensure that these machines are safe.”
“We have heard worrying first-hand accounts in relation to this incident.
“While an exact cause has not yet been determined, it is essential that an investigation is undertaken promptly in order to provide vital answers regarding the cause of the explosion and to provide reassurances to both victims and the local community as a whole.
“We are determined to ensure that the victims are able to get the answers and justice they deserve following this incident, with the ultimate aim being to ensure that where possible lessons can be learned to prevent further incidents of this nature in the future.”
“We have seen at first-hand the effect salmonella can have on people and would encourage anyone who has bought one of the recalled products to heed health advice and not to eat it. The very young, the very elderly and those who suffer with gastrointestinal conditions are particularly vulnerable to suffering serious health effects from salmonella.
“It’s positive that Mars has chosen to recall its Galaxy products as a precaution, and consumers should feel reassured. Anyone who feels unwell after eating one of the products should seek advice from their GP or the NHS 111 service.
“It’s also important that Mars now launches an investigation into the potential contamination to tighten up safety measures and to reassure its consumers.”
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