Clinical Negligence

Jo is regularly instructed by both claimants and defendants in a broad range of clinical negligence matters. She has a busy caseload, including working on very high value matters as a junior to multiple silks in chambers, and acting in complex matters in her own right. Jo has significant experience in advising in writing and conference, drafting pleadings, and appearing in court. Jo has acted for claimants in numerous virtual RTMs and mediations during the Covid pandemic, adapting quickly to remote and paper-light working. She has a particular interest in the law of limitation, and in fundamental dishonesty as it applies to costs in medical negligence/PI cases.

Selected Cases

  • Advising on quantum and settlement in a six-figure claim resulting from gynaecological injury suffered during forceps delivery.
  • Securing an eight-figure settlement on behalf of a claimant who had suffered a severe hypoxic ischaemic brain injury owing to the negligent management of a home birth, led by John Whitting QC.
  • Settling a six-figure claim for a claimant, the widow of a man who died following a brain injury sustained following surgery. Advising on quantum and settlement in this high value claim brought under the Fatal Accidents Act and the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act.
  • Settlement of a complex case regarding negligent management of labour, involving a significant secondary victim claim for a parent who developed severe mental illness following the index events.
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