After reading law at Durham University, I completed my training contract in 2004. I have been a clinical negligence lawyer for more than 15 years, handling highly complicated cases for clients who have suffered life changing injuries. I specialise in complex and high value medical negligence amputation claims, working with the world’s leading amputation experts to help my clients improve their quality of life achieve their goals.
Negligent amputation claims
As a senior associate in Shoosmiths' clinical negligence team, I have litigated a large number of high value cases and have been successful at trial at the High Court and the Court of Appeal. I have recovered many millions of pounds in compensation for my clients, helping them rebuild their lives following catastrophic injuries.
I specialise in amputation claims which arise as a result of medical negligence. These claims could typically relate to failures in care in cases of diabetes, orthopaedic injuries, bone cancer or compartment syndrome. My clients have been let down by one or more medical health professionals before they instruct me. They often feel they have been ignored and their concerns disregarded. I approach my clients with compassion, respect and, above all, I listen.
I have been fortunate in that my work with amputees provides me with that rare opportunity to help someone who is at the very start of what often looks like an incredibly difficult and daunting journey. With the experience and connections I have developed over 15 years of working in this field, I am able to introduce my clients to world-leading experts – the very top professionals in their fields. These experts help my clients understand the issues they face, and then work with us to improve my client's quality of life and help achieve their goals.
I have been commended in the Legal 500, the foremost guide to law firms, being described as ‘tenacious and proactive’ as well as ‘well trained, knowledgeable and diligent’.
‘Thank you, you’ve made it an easy clear process, and are very understanding and easy to talk to. I was happy to move to Shoosmiths with you as I had every faith in you to get me the best possible outcome, which you have done. Thank you also for all your support and guidance because without you and the case I wouldn’t have half the answers and knowledge about my condition and future prospects that I now have.’ Sally Gammons, a medical negligence client.
‘He’s always on the end of the phone. He’s gone that extra mile. We don’t see him just as our solicitor, he has become part of the family.’ (Lyn Parkin) Legal 500
I am a member of the Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel and frequently provide comment in the press on clinical negligence issues.
LLB Hons Second ( University College, Durham University)
LPC ( York College of Law)