I have had the privilege of helping injured clients for over 25 years. I have specialised in acting for claimants injured as a result of clinical negligence, particularly those involving complex and serious injuries mainly arising out of obstetric care. I pride myself on being tenacious and determined to get the best results for my clients and in the Chambers and Partners (2019 edition) I was described as a “really top-drawer lawyer” and was noted for my “market-leading experience.”
Throughout my career I have been responsible for establishing teams of specialist lawyers to handle complex claims, working diligently towards providing exceptional client care. I now have the pleasure of leading one of the largest clinical negligence teams in Yorkshire.
As Chief Executive Officer, I now balance acting for clients with working with my team to deliver the strategy. This allows me to continue to directly help clients and stay in touch with how we, at Pryers, respond to our client needs, whilst focusing the business on delivering the strategy, financial plan and exceptional client care.
Having qualified in 1993 I set up a clinical negligence department at Ison Harrison in 1996 and I then moved to Simpson Millar in 2006. I set up and grew the department through organic growth and acquisition into the third largest clinical negligence department in the country by 2016.
I became an owner of Simpson Millar in 2011, allowing me to develop my leadership skills. I then moved to Pryers in 2017 to become Chief Executive Officer. Here I have concentrated on getting the right operational structure in place to allow us to continue to efficiently operate claims in a client focussed environment.
I am a member of the Law Society Clinical Negligence panel and AVMA referral panel.
A career highlight has been joining Pryers and having the opportunity to working with some amazing people in the Fee Earner and Management teams.