Areas of specialism
Medical negligence, abuse cases and Coronial Law, involving the preparation and advocacy at Pre-Inquest Reviews and Inquests themselves.
Expertise and key strengths
I have successfully conducted cases involving severe injury and death as a result of misdiagnosis, failed diagnosis, mis-prescribed drugs, failure to treat in a timely manner as well as consent and surgical errors. Claims cover abuse and a wide range of injuries, including failed bariatric surgery, brain injury, neurological disease and trauma, cardiac and thoracic complications, birth injuries (including Cerebral Palsy), septicaemia, plastic surgery errors, gastrointestinal and hepatological injury, amputation, complex cardiac and thoracic claims and actions involving hypoglycaemia resulting in death and long-term disability. I am experienced in high-profile claims involving significant psychiatric injury.
I joined the London office of Hudgell Solicitors in February 2014 and I have continued to specialise in the areas of clinical negligence and abuse claims. My legal career was founded upon my previous position as a Police Officer in the Metropolitan Police. This involved covering a myriad of offences and incidents including (whilst working in the CID) suspicious deaths, firearm incidents, serious assaults, arson, false imprisonment and escape from lawful custody.
I also dealt with the taking of vulnerable individuals into protective custody, sexual offences from rape to grooming, incidents under the Mental Health Act 1983, direct intervention in domestic incidents, the investigation of racially motivated offences, homophobic crime and elder abuse, fraud and murder (as a Family Liaison Officer). I also have experience of post mortems.
Proudest professional achievement
I am proud to represent each client I am instructed to assist and each successful claim is a professional achievement as I appreciate the impact it will have upon the lives of those I acted for.
I am particularly proud to be supporting children and families who have been victims of abuse by Dr Myles Bradbury. To have been instructed by parents who have entrusted me to assist with the most precious people in their lives is indeed a privilege and it is humbling to work with the most exceptional children who have shown unbelievable strength, courage and determination to come forward to break the silence about what they have been through.