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Specialisms & expertise

Sharon specialises in all aspects of personal injury and clinical negligence and the impact of the Human Rights Act on those areas. She has represented many infant and adult clients and families in hearings and inquests.

She handles a wide range of claims including failure to diagnose meningitis, vascular injuries, cancer, TIA and cauda equine syndrome; negligence by orthopaedic, ophthalmic, general , plastic and spinal surgeons; cerebral palsy and erbs palsy claims arising out of peri-natal and neo-natal negligence; failure to diagnose c-diff infections and necrotising fasciitis; fatal claims, psychiatric injuries, secondary victim claims, cross border claims, product liability, occupational illness and employers’ liability claims.

Client stories & example of work

Settlements on high value brain injury and para/tetraplegic claims and other important cases have included:

  • £3.8m for a father of 3 children who sustained tetraplegia.
  • £2.5m lump sum plus £120k rising to £150k per year for life for a brain injury client.
  • £1.5m for a client who sustained a below knee amputation.
  • £4.8m for a cerebral palsy client.
  • £1.5m lump sum plus index linked payment of £61,000 per year for life for a cerebral palsy client.
  • £1.2m for 3 young children in a fatal claim.
  • £1.2m for a clinical negligence client who had jumped from first floor window of a hospital ward and sustained a brain injury.
  • Group action litigation including Gulf War syndrome, Myodil myelogram, PPI breast implant, DePuy hip prostheses.
  • Acting for clients in Court of Appeal in McKenny and another v Foster [2008] All ER 73; Lac and others v Clayton [2009] All ER 159.

Sharon is currently acting for a group of 36 patients and their families in claims against a local hospital for providing poor standard of care and negligent treatment which have led to catastrophic injury and death.

Profile

Sharon is a member of Apil and is a solicitor advocate having higher rights of audience in all civil matters.

Sharon read law at Bristol University and graduated with 2:1 in LL,B and LL,M degree.

In her spare time, she is involved in pro bono work with a human rights organisation, preaching and leadership duties within the Epsom Methodist Church and enjoys drama, reading, badminton, gym and tennis.

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