Clinical Negligence

Leanne has extensive experience of clinical negligence claims, acting for claimants and defendants in both medical and dental work. She drafts pleadings, advises, appears in trials in the High Court and County Court and regularly attends settlement meetings. Leanne has specialist experience of claims arising from custodial or secure settings and claims involving the armed forces, including for psychiatric injury.

Selected Cases

  • Manzi v Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust [2016] EWHC 1101 (QB): Acting for claimant in claim arising out of retained products of conception.
  • Chadwick v Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospitals Trust: Successfully defending an NHS Trust in a trial relating to wound dehiscence.
  • DS v Ministry of Defence: JSM settlement for more than £500,000 in a claim arising out of an alleged failure to diagnose colon cancer.
  • BG v Dr A: JSM settlement of high value claim for long term psychiatric injury arising out of over-prescription of benzodiazepines and failure to diagnose PTSD.
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