Clinical Negligence

Jessica acts for both claimants and defendants in clinical negligence claims. She has significant experience advising and drafting pleadings across the entire spectrum of medical law, and has a particular interest in the law of material contribution, psychiatric injury and secondary victims.

She is co-author of the chapter on breach of duty in Kennedy and Grubb’s Principles of Medical Law, and gives regular talks on current developments in the law.

Selected Cases

  • Various Claimants v Ian Paterson: Instructed on behalf of the claimants as a junior in respect of test cases being brought against a consultant breast surgeon for negligent treatment spanning a decade.
  • Mack v Clarke: For the successful defendant. The judgment clarified the principles around disclosure of (1) preliminary drafts of expert reports and (2) the circumstances in which an amendment will constitute a withdrawal of an admission under Part 14.
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