Expertise and key strengths
I cover all areas of medical and dental negligence but I have a particular interest in birth injury claims, claims relating to the development of pressure sores and general failings in nursing care, cancer-related claims, and surgical errors and mismanaged orthopaedic injuries.
I studied Law at the University of Hull and went on to do the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in York, before qualifying as a solicitor in 2011. I joined the Clinical Negligence Department at Hudgell Solicitors in 2009.
I previously worked as a paralegal in a specialist commercial and residential property investment firm in Leeds.
Proudest professional achievement
Recent accomplishments have included achieving compensation for a client who developed significant pressure ulcers in hospital, which delayed her necessary hip surgery, ultimately leaving her wheelchair bound.
Also, compensating a widow in respect of the avoidable loss of her husband when a hospital failed to review and act upon the MRI results showing a possible intracranial abscess.
Finally, helping a brave young woman find closure following the sad loss of her baby at full term, as a result of a mismanaged pregnancy.
My claim was handled with the utmost excellence and nothing was too much trouble, any questions I had were answered straight away and I was reassured straight away. I was particularly impressed the way that Hayley handled my claim.
Qualifications and professional memberships
- Law LLB (Hons) degree
- Legal Practice Course