• I am a healthcare lawyer regularly advising NHS trusts, mental health service providers and other independent healthcare providers on a range of healthcare and health and safety matters.

    My particular strengths include representing organisations at inquests, including those engaging Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights and advising on a range of health and safety matters.

    My experience includes: 

    Acting on behalf of NHS Trusts in relation to medical deaths, including alleged surgical and nursing failures.

    Acting on behalf of Mental Health Trusts in relation to inquests where patients have committed homicides and there are alleged failings in care.

    Acting on behalf of Mental Health Trusts following deaths of patients in the community, or those receiving in-patient care whilst detained under the Mental Health Act.

    Acting on behalf of care homes at inquests where there has been a death of a service user.

    Representing organisations where there have been deaths in prison.

    Representing organisations following the death of employees in construction accidents.

    Advising organisations on their health and safety obligations, including assistance defending and taking regulatory action.

    Alongside my inquest work I also advise clients in relation to regulation by the Care Quality Commission, the Health and Safety Executive, local authorities and the Police. This includes providing advice and support to clients subject to safeguarding investigations and potential prosecutions.

    I also undertake Court of Protection and mental capacity work in relation to Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, health and welfare applications and financial matters. My work mainly involves representing commissioners in Court of Protection proceedings, and advising on CHC funding and s.117 aftercare responsibilities and issues. 

Samantha's areas of expertise