I am a partner in the clinical risk team based in our London office.
I joined Bevan Brittan in 1999 and specialise in medical law, with a particular emphasis on inquests, inquiries and best interest cases.
I have represented NHS Trusts, as their advocate, in well over 100 inquests. I have also developed a particular interest in offender health and have represented a number of primary care trusts and mental health trusts in prison inquests. As an extension of that work, I advise extensively on risk management and clinical governance issues.
In addition, I advise on the diverse range of legal issues faced by healthcare organisations, including clinical governance, healthcare law, mental health law and consent to treatment.
Before moving to Medical Law, I spent seven years in Bevan Brittan’s medical negligence litigation department handling a wide range of high-value claims including obstetric mismanagement, anaesthetic and paediatric.
I have represented a number of NHS and private sector organisations in relation to health and safety prosecutions. I have supported organisations through the internal investigations; at the jury inquest and through the prosecution. I have also advised a number of Boards on potential liabilities under Health & Safety and Corporate Manslaughter legislation.
I speak regularly on current medico-legal issues, including human rights issues, clinical governance, consent and confidentiality and the court processes in which healthcare professionals may be involved.
I have also lectured on risk management at University College London and the University of the West of England and have provided training to the fatal investigations team at the Prison & Probation Ombudsman’s office and to staff at Brixton Prison.
I was recently appointed to sit as an Assistant Deputy Coroner.