I am a medical law specialist offering advice and advocacy across all aspects of healthcare law. Prior to joining Bevan Brittan, I spent six years as a barrister in chambers specialising in clinical negligence, personal injury and employment law. I have extensive advocacy experience and I am proficient at drafting complex legal documents.
I support clients through the inquest process and provide representation at the inquest itself. My background in clinical negligence work means I am particularly well placed to anticipate lines of questioning from other legal representatives. I have experience of complex inquests including where article 2 is engaged and those involving related investigations by the police and other regulatory bodies. I advise clients regarding the risks of associated enforcement action, including criminal prosecutions.
I specialise in Court of Protection matters, from straightforward s.21A challenges to test cases seeking to clarify the law. I assist clients with all aspects of the court process: from providing advice on the Mental Capacity Act and representing clients at best interests meetings/round table discussions through to drafting court documents and representing clients in court.
I also assist clients defending judicial review challenges and provide training to healthcare professionals on a wide range of matters.
Case Summary: Re RD and others (Duties and Powers of Relevant Person's...
Court of Protection case summary
Suicides of Mental Health Patients in the Community Reflects...
The number of suicides by mental health patients in the UK has risen in recent years, mainly as a result of increases in England,...