Victoria represents clients who have suffered serious, life-changing injuries as a result of clinical negligence. She has specialised in these high value and complex cases since 2009 and has worked on and settled multiple multi-million pound claims.
Victoria has particular expertise in representing both child and adult clients with spinal and brain injuries and supporting those clients and their families through the complex and sometimes lengthy litigation process.
Victoria is also a specialist in cross border clinical negligence cases having represented clients who have suffered brain and spinal injuries as a result of medical mismanagement overseas.
Victoria has been part of the top ranked clinical negligence team at Stewarts for over 10 years.
“Unquestionably the premier claimant clinical negligence solicitors in the country, in my opinion. Outstanding attention to detail and strength-in-depth at all levels ensures that their clients get the very best service and the best outcomes possible.” Legal 500 2023
Victoria joined the Leeds office of Stewarts as a Solicitor in January 2012 before relocating to London in January 2014. She became an Associate Solicitor in 2016 and a Senior Associate in 2021.
Victoria’s experience includes:-
- Securing a settlement of £1.85m lump sum and periodical payments of £319,500 per year for a lady in her 70s who suffered a severe hypoxic brain injury when day case surgery went wrong and there was a lengthy delay in repairing a damaged artery. (Grandmother suffers severe brain injury as a result of clinical negligence (stewartslaw.com).
- Successfully concluding a complex and hard-fought oncology claim where failures and delays in treatment led to a vertebral collapse and neurological injury. Compensation was recovered against a private consultant whose professional indemnity had been withdrawn.
- Representing a 20 year old Claimant who had suffered a devastating high level spinal cord injury. There had been a failure on the part of the paramedics and Emergency Department staff to recognise she had sustained a hyperextension injury to her neck and to consider spinal cord injury. (From spinal cord injury to mentoring and playing wheelchair rugby (stewartslaw.com).
- Acting as co-counsel with Italian lawyers and successfully recovering damages when inadequate medical treatment was provided following an accident on a tourist boat trip where the client had suffered a high-level spinal injury.
- Securing liability admissions in an aortic aneurysm case where delayed and inadequate treatment had led to the Claimant suffering a spinal cord injury. The Claimant sadly died and the case was brought to a successful conclusion soon after on behalf of her estate.
Accreditations and Memberships
- Member and accredited Litigator of APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers)
- Member of PEOPIL (Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers)
Victoria enjoys taking part in running challenges and has so far run 2 London Marathons (one virtually) for WheelPower, the charity providing opportunities for disabled people to get into sport and lead active lives.
Away from work and running Victoria has a busy family life with 3 young children. She enjoys travelling far and wide, attending music, food and drink festivals and being part of the crowd at major sporting events (particularly the Olympics and Commonwealth Games).