Partner & Deputy Head of Clinical Negligence
I am a Clinical Negligence Lawyer at MW Brighton. I qualified as a solicitor in 1985 and am the Deputy Head of the Clinical Negligence team. I have dealt predominantly with clinical negligence claims since 1995. I am a member of the Law Society's Clinical Negligence Panel and the Action against Medical Accidents Panel.
Before joining McMillan Williams in July 2009, I was a partner at two well-respected clinical negligence practices, Hodge Jones & Allen (where I headed up the clinical negligence team) and Thompson Snell & Passmore.
I currently handle a number of complex claims that are predominantly on behalf of children who have suffered brain injury at birth or in the neonatal period. My particular expertise is in kernicterus cases where brain damage is caused by mismanagement of neonatal jaundice. However, I continue to act for both children and adults who have been injured as a result of other forms of clinical negligence. My experience includes spinal injury claims and claims arising from various surgical procedures.
I am very aware of being an advocate for my clients in the broadest sense. Very often, the injured person or his or her family are hit especially hard by a medical accident and do not know where to turn for financial help or for practical and emotional support or even for medical and rehabilitative treatment that is so desperately needed. I consider it to be an important part of my role as a clinical negligence solicitor to use my extensive experience to help clients in practical ways throughout a claim.
Over a five year period between 2013 and 2017 3 cerebral palsy and 2 kernicterus claims that I had conduct of were finalised. The liability issues on another 2 complex cases which I have been dealing with were also resolved, one cerebral palsy case and another involving multiple limb loss caused by negligent rheumatology treatment.
On the 5 fully finalised cases just under £40 million was recovered on a capitalised basis, for our clients. On the cases where liability has been resolved a further £750,000 in interim damages has been paid.