Julie is a partner and clinical negligence expert at Barratts, with 20 years’ experience acting for clients with serious injuries and specialises in claims concerning brain injuries suffered at birth. Many of her cases involve children with cerebral palsy, but she also acts for clients who have suffered injury as a result of surgery or treatment in hospital or by a GP.

Julie joined Barratts in 2014 bringing extensive experience relating to medical negligence, high-value birth injury claims, spinal injury cases and Inquest matters.

Julie prides herself in not only looking after the client but the whole family who have been affected by a brain injury. It is important to get the right advice quickly and her relationship with medical experts helps to secure early input about the case. Clinical negligence cases take a long time to litigate and it is essential to feel supported by your lawyer, which is why Julie is so pleased that nearly all her clients are personally referred to her.

Julie works closely with Barratts’ Court of Protection department and is able to see first-hand the long term benefits of having compensation to buy housing, care and therapy for clients.

She has worked closely with AvMA over many years as well as supporting organisations and charities for brain injured clients.

As well as being appointed to the Law Society’s Clinical Negligence Panel, Julie is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL); and is noted as a specialist solicitor on the Action Against Medical Accidents (AvMA) Clinical Negligence panel. She is recognised for her excellent reputation as a leader in her field by Chambers and Legal 500 – independent legal guides – and has been praised for her intelligence and work ethic in often complex cases.