Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence
Emma appears in court on a daily basis, acting for both Claimants and Defendants in claims on both the fast and multi-track. She appears regularly in the County Court and has experience of conducting hearings in the High Court also. She has considerable experience in conducting trials, applications, CCMCs and appeals. She regularly advises on liability, quantum and costs and drafts statements of case in areas including (but not limited to):
- Road Traffic Accidents (including fraudulent claims)
- Credit Hire
- Highways Act claims
- Defective Premises Act claims
- Animal Act claims
- Occupiers’ Liability
- Employers’ Liability
- Chronic Pain
- Fatal Accidents
- Defective Products
- Criminal Injuries Compensation
Emma has significant experience in working with children and adults with disabilities, which she is able to utilise in her career at the bar. She also has practical experience and understanding of the care industry, having worked in a residential care home for a number of years. Emma has a particularly strong interest in claims involving negligent care and negligence in schools.
Emma has recently lectured on the following topics:
- Quantifying General Damages
- Quantifying Care Claims
- Understanding Part 36
- The Enterprise Act
- The Care Act 2014
In Clinical Negligence matters, Emma acts exclusively for Claimants. Her work in this area includes cases of unnecessary/inappropriate treatment, delays in diagnosis and uninformed consent.
Recent examples of cases Emma has been involved in include:
- Advising in respect of injuries caused at birthA
- dvising and drafting pleadings in a claim involving the negligent administration of anaesthetic
- Advising and drafting pleadings (including a claim for provisional damages) in a case involving negligent aftercare following an operation to the Claimant’s eye
- Advising and drafting pleadings in a claim involving the delay in diagnosing spinal fractures
- Advising and drafting pleadings in a Fatal Accident Act claim where the deceased died following a surgical procedure
- Drafting pleadings where the Claimant suffered injury when a guidewire was left in her body.
Prior to joining Chambers Emma co-authored the Clinical Negligence Division of Butterworth’s Personal Injury Litigation Service.