Sarah has specialised in personal injury and clinical negligence litigation since qualifying as a solicitor in 1993. She started off as a claimant lawyer and during her training worked on union funded employers’ liability cases including industrial disease claims. When she qualified she got some valuable experience handling high volume RTA litigation cases before moving to leading health service firm Capsticks in 1995 specialising in defendant clinical negligence and personal injury. She became a Partner there in 2000 by which time she was solely specialising in catastrophic clinical negligence cases.
Sarah joined Moore Blatch Resolve in 2005 to join her former Capsticks colleagues Timothy Spring and Anne Cassidy in setting up the Richmond office. This has now expanded to more than 40 staff and Sarah is responsible for the day to day smooth running of it.
Sarah now focusses primarily on clinical negligence work with a particular interest in meningitis cases and those involving complex future loss claims. She also has an interest in how reform in the healthcare sector may impact on patient safety and has recently presented to a major NHS Trust on the issue of Duty of Candour.
In 2014 Sarah successfully represented the claimant in the highly publicised case of Coakley v Rosie (2014) EWHC 1790. This case arose from the Defendant GP failing to suspect that the claimant was suffering from Meningococcal Meningitis, resulting in a substantial award of damages.
Sarah is a past editor of the firm’s personal injury newsletter and a past Trustee of Headway North West London. She is a member of the Law Society clinical negligence accreditation scheme.
Areas of Practice:
- Serious Personal Injury
- Clinical Negligence Litigation
- Healthcare Law
Professional Associations and Memberships:
- Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, Member
- The Law Society
- Law Society Personal Injury Accreditation Scheme
- Law Society Clinical Negligence Accreditation Scheme