I specialise in clinical negligence and medical malpractice litigation, mental health and human rights law. I am a NHS Resolution nominated partner and have considerable experience managing high value and complex cases with a focus on brain injury, neurosurgical and anaesthetic claims. I advise a broad base of NHS Clients as well as a wide range of private healthcare insurers.
I have experience in prison health matters and Disability Discrimination Act claims. My practice also extends to advising on general healthcare and mental health matters.
I also undertake many private medical malpractice claims for a number of insurers, focusing on cosmetic and aesthetic surgery claims. I am a non-executive director for the British Association of Cosmetic Nurses.
I prepare and present many seminars and talks for Bevan Brittan’s clients on topics including; mediation, human rights, the depravation of liberty, policy and good practice, the duty of candour and saying sorry and apologies.
I have worked on a number of reported cases including:
- Savage v South Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust where the House of Lords considered the threshold a claimant must meet to succeed in a claim involving a detained patient under Article 2 ECHR;
- Winspear v City Hospital Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust. The court considered the issue of Article 3 ECHR and its application in DNAR claims; and
- Best v St Georges Healthcare NHS Trust (1) and London Ambulance NHS Trust (2) which considered the application of Articles 2 and 3 ECHR in the provision of healthcare to a prisoner who suffered a fatal heart attack.
Ten minute teaser - test your knowledge of the early stages of...
Julie Charltonsets outaquick brainteaser on variousaspects of managing claims,for when you have a spare 10 minutes.
The right to life, the need for clarity?
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Litigants in person
Managing the un-managable: practical tips on dealing with Litigants in Person by Laura Hartwell and Julie Charlton.
Claims Online - Human Rights decision in Rabone v Pennine Care NHS...
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Mr Whippey keeps his lolly
Julie Charltontakes a look back at three claims cases over the last month.
Julie Charlton handles various clinical negligence matters, including obstetric injury claims and cases involving issues of consent.