Profile submitted by Deborah Blythe
Clinical negligence and personal injury. Deals with all aspects of clinical injury including brain damage at birth, head injuries, gynaecology, obstetric cases, cardiology, spinal injury, general surgery, cancer cases, dental cases, fatal accident claims and Court of Protection work. Also handles industrial disease claims with particular interest in acting for victims of asbestosis and mesothelioma. Reported cases include Darnley-Croydon hospitals NHS Trust,Peters v University of Wales NHS Trust, Wilson v Best Tour Operators, Rawlinson v North Essex Health Authority and Garth v Grant and the MIB, Bowden v BMI hospitals, Chapman v Estate of Dr Moss deceased.
APIL, Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel, Avma panel Law Society Personal Injury Panel.
Qualified in 1984. G.L. Hockfield and Co 1984-92 (Partner from 1987); Evill and Coleman 1992 (Partner from 1993); Partner at Russell-Cooke from 2004.
Keen yachtswoman. Sailed the Atlantic ocean three times – the first time being in 1999 in a 38-foot yacht raising money for the charity Headway.