• 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. 
  • Litigants in person


    Managing the un-managable: practical tips on dealing with Litigants in Person by Laura Hartwell and Julie Charlton.

Julie Charlton is very experienced and dedicated. She too has good judgement and client care skills. She is very focused on the client but is not afraid to call a halt to the defence of a claim which is likely to fail. She is a good and determined negotiator. However, her excellent client care skills do not prevent her giving difficult advice when it is necessary.

Legal 500, 2022

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