Expertise and key strengths
I act for both victims of medical negligence and their families following fatal accidents, and pride myself in being open and honest. The claim process can be very daunting for someone who has lost trust in professionals. I therefore ensure I provide my clients with the highest level of support throughout the process and have an ability to explain the process whilst avoiding unnecessary technical or legal jargon.
I graduated from the University of Hull in 2005 with a Degree in LLB Law. I attended The College of Law in York (now the University of Law) in 2006 to undertake the Legal Practice Course.
I secured a position with a local firm within their personal injury department where I worked as a legal assistant and later in their clinical negligence department. Whilst there I completed my training contract and qualified as a Solicitor in November 2013. I joined Hudgell Solicitors in 2015.
Proudest professional achievement
As a solicitor, being able to assist clients reach a conclusion to an aspect of their life which is the cause of significant distress and worry is my proudest professional achievement, regardless of the level of compensation achieved.
I recently secured compensation for a family following the death of their sister. More importantly to the family a full apology from the hospital Trust was secured. Due to a concatenation of events essential anticoagulants were not given and the lady died of a bilateral pulmonary embolism.
Hudgell Solicitors dealt with our claim very professionally, keeping us up to date at every stage.
The whole process was made so simple for us, all of the hard work was taken out of our claim and handled by them.
Payments were prompt and with us when we expected them -Fiona Lamb.
Qualifications and professional membership
2:1 (Hons) Law LLB degree . Legal Practice Course with distinction