Expertise and key strengths
I specialise in healthcare litigation against medical and dental healthcare providers. Examples of cases I have brought on behalf of injured parties include complex medical issues such as cauda equina syndrome, birth negligence, cosmetic surgery, failure to diagnose various cancers and failure to diagnose strokes and surgical errors.
My background from the outset of my career has always been in high value, complex, heavily contested claims, having worked in the multi-track department of the UK’s largest motor claims solicitors for nine years, routinely recovering damages of hundreds of thousands of pounds in settlements or at trial. I am a client focused solicitor and I am recognised by my clients for involving them and seeking their input in every aspect of their claim.
I have specialised in injury claims since qualifying in 1998 and have almost exclusively acted for injured claimants. I have also worked for the NHS Litigation Authority, which is responsible for defending all claims brought against NHS bodies in England. This has given me an insight into how my opponents may attempt to defend my claims. During my time at the NHSLA, I obtained a specialist qualification in Clinical Claims and Risk Management, studying alongside hospital trust managers and clinicians, and was one of only a handful of candidates who achieved a distinction.
Proudest professional achievement
I was proud to be invited to work for Hudgell Solicitors in 2013 so that I could work for a firm that strives to obtain the best results it can for each and every client.
Not being familiar with the legal process, I was a bit worried about understanding how it all worked. But I was worrying for nothing. I was fortunate to have Paul Cain handling my claim. He kept me informed with terms I could easily understand and showed great patience if I ever had a query. If I ever have to use your services again, it would be a great pleasure to have Paul on my side again. He is a credit to your company and he is a nice guy as well. – Patrick Harris.
Qualifications and professional memberships
- Member of The Law Society