I am a Partner at Bevan Brittan and head of the London Health & Care Resolution team. I specialise in clinical negligence claims and through working closely with NHS Resolution, I have developed a particular interest in cases involving brain injury, as well as psychiatric claims. As such, my focus and experience is on running high value cases with complex quantum issues for the NHS.
My practice also extends to advising insurers and private health clinics on medical malpractice matters, with a particular focus on international and fertility claims.
I have a broad background as a lawyer acting in the health, care and housing sectors. I take a particular interest in mental health and human rights law and am a First Tier Tribunal Judge for the Mental Health Review Tribunal. I also regularly advise clients on data protection and information management issues.
She's highly thought of, she's regarded as a technical person in the market.
I am a regular speaker on current legal issues and have recently spoken on Consent, the Human Rights Act and Mental Health Law, being a witness in MHRTs, Corporate Manslaughter and information management.
- Savage v South Essex Partnership NHS Trust – this case established the operation of Article 2 of the European Convention of Human Rights in mental health law, which is a developing area of health law jurisprudence in the UK.
- Williams v Bermuda health Board – this case addressed the ‘material contribution’ issue in clinical negligence.
Bevan Brittan ranks as Top Tier Firm in 8 practice areas in The Legal...
The Legal 500 has listed Bevan Brittan as a top-tier firm in eight practice areas and named four of our team as Leading Lawyers
Bolam applies in informed consent cases – McCulloch and others v Forth...
One of the most important medical negligence cases in a long time
Botox – Is there ever too much?
Celebrating International Women’s Day 2021
Accommodation Claims: Swift v Carpenter
The Court of Appeal has found that Roberts v Johnstone no longer achieves fair and reasonable compensation for an injured claimant
The Paterson Inquiry – key recommendations
Bevan Brittan reappoints Joanne Easterbrook as Senior Partner
Illuminating analysis in NAO report
Bevan Brittan rankings in Chambers UK 2017
Chambers UK 2017 lists Bevan Brittan as a Band 1 firm in four practice areas, with nine Band 1 individual rankings.
NHS Litigation Authority industry review
On 26 January, the Department of Health published the long-awaited industry review by Marsh. The purpose of the review was to...
Rabone v Pennine Care NHS Trust
Supreme Court Judgment in Rabone v Pennine Care NHS Trust clarifies law on Article 2, The Right to Life.
Claims Online - Access to Justice – is the price too high to be just?
The summer is upon us, the England cricket team have beaten Australia at Lords, and potential readers of the Lord Justice Jackson...
Joanne Easterbrook revisits the issue of spiralling care costs following the Court of Appeal decision in Chantelle Peters -v- East...
Human Rights Ruling from the House of Lords
Jo Easterbrook and Julie Charlton on the House of Lords' judgment on Savage.
Complaints - What NHS Trusts need to know
Matthew Trinder and Claire Bentley provided an update on the Complaints Procedure: 'What NHS Trusts need to know'
Joanne Easterbrook and the Clinical Risk London Team at Bevan Brittan are leaders in their field; they have quality across the board. Always highly knowledgeable, professional and a pleasure to work with.