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Amy Firth

Solicitor, Clinical Negligence

Delays in diagnosis Surgical errors Prescription errors Orthopaedic claims

Expertise

Amy has worked in the legal sector since 2012, initially working for a Hull-based firm, mostly in their personal injury department. In January 2014, she moved to another firm based in Yorkshire dealing with clinical negligence matters. She initially worked as a paralegal assisting senior solicitors, before being allocated her own caseload to manage alongside continuing to assist on more complex matters.

Amy qualified as a solicitor in November 2018. She currently manages her own mixed caseload and deals with various different types of cases, such as orthopaedic claims, fatal claims, delays in diagnosis, surgical errors and prescription errors.

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My View

I enjoy working in clinical negligence as it gives me an opportunity to help people understand what has happened and why. Even if a case is not successful, I like to think that by investigating the events, we have been able to answer some questions clients may have about their treatment and whether a poor outcome could have been avoided.

I try to support all types of clients during their journey by taking the time to listen to a client’s concerns and ensuring these are addressed during the legal process.

Significant Cases

I have achieved a speedy settlement on a case relating to a delay in diagnosis, where due to the co-operation of the other party, we managed to settle a case within a matter of months of the client coming to us. Although this is not always possible, as much does depend on the other party, in this instance it really did help the client to move on from what had happened to them. It shows what can be achieved when the parties work together to obtain a good outcome for the injured patient.

I have also been instructed on a number of cases where families have sadly lost their loved ones, due to poor care. Cases involving the death of a patient are always difficult to investigate, as the family have already been through so much. Cases of this nature are never about financial gain, but always about finding out what has happened, so that the family can feel they have obtained justice for their relative.

Qualifications and memberships

  • 2:1 (Hons) Law LLB degree.
  • Legal Practice Course with distinction.

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