• I specialise in defendant clinical negligence work, having worked in this area since 1999. I work closely with NHS Resolution and NHS Trusts on cases with a wide range of complexity and value. I have a particular interest in obstetric and wrongful birth claims, but I also have significant experience in claims involving catastrophic brain and spinal injuries, as well as vascular injuries leading to amputations.

    An important aspect of my work is ensuring that hospital staff are supported during the claims process. I have undertaken secondments both in a Trust legal department and at NHS Resolution and I have been involved in an analysis of claims and complaints handling. 

    I have provided training to hospital staff on the litigation process and also how to avoid claims arising for example by good record keeping. I am a regular contributor to Claims online publication. I have a general interest in patient safety issues and also medical ethics and have a postgraduate qualification in this field.

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Catherine Radford is a very able lawyer. She is extremely hard working and has good judgement. She also has excellent client care skills. She is also a very experienced litigator and is particularly good with disputes involving several different parties. I have been consistently impressed by her strategic and tactical skills and overall command of the claim. She achieves excellent results for her clients through her clear-sighted identification of the key issues and her success in patiently but firmly negotiating a good outcome with other parties.

Legal 500, 2022

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