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Julia Reynolds


Julia Reynolds specialises in Clinical Negligence and heads up the team in Cardiff.

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Julia has over 25 years of experience. She joins from Slater & Gordon, where she headed up the Catastrophic injury team within the Cardiff Clinical Negligence team. She trained and worked with the trade union firm, Leo Abse & Cohen until they were taken over by Slaters.

“Julia Reynolds and her team have worked very hard and with great professionalism on my case. They treat me with the greatest respect and go to great lengths to guide me through this litigation process.”

Former client

“Julia is always extremely professional, and most importantly completely approachable for the families that we signpost to her for advice. We have every confidence when we recommend Julia, that they will receive the utmost care and the very best advice, in what can be times of complete crisis for the families that we support.”


“You have been absolutely wonderful during the 3 years you’ve been our lawyer.”

Former client

Julia Reynolds is a ‘pleasure to deal with’, overseeing the work handled by the catastrophic clinical negligence team across Wales, with herself having particular expertise representing clients in obstetric cases and those involving paediatric brain damage.

Legal 500

Julia is a “first class clinical negligence lawyer”


She is a consummate professional, having established an excellent reputation in the field over many years.

Legal 500

She is recognised for her “ability to handle complex cases including wrongful birth and brain injury cases”

Chambers & Partners

Legal Expertise 

Previous cases where Julia has acted

  • Numerous families who have been affected by Cerebral Palsy as a result of birth injuries/neonatal negligent care
  • Amputees arising out of delays in treating infections/vascular compromise including diabetic patients
  • Bereaved families for child and baby loss including still births and neonatal deaths.
  • Surgical errors - Loss of vision; orthopaedic; bariatric; plastic ; gynaecological;
  • Negligent neurological paediatric care – delays in diagnosis brain tumour; neurological surgery; delay in diagnosis of encephalitis; delay in diagnosis of Meningitis
  • Delays in diagnosis of cancer cases – cancers of: breast; rectum; ovarian; vulva; oral
  • Failure to treat TIA and treat with warfarin correctly leading to stroke
  • Delays in diagnosis of Stroke
  • Delay in treating cardiac conditions including paediatric conditions and angina
  • Delay in diagnosing and treating Cauda Equina
  • Fatal claims brought by bereaved families for adults and children
  • Child and baby cases involving delays in diagnosis or caused by negligent delivery techniques
  • Delay in treating compartment syndrome
  • Radiological breaches
  • Negligent surgery – general/gynaecology
  • Wrongful birth
  • Negligent A&E care
  • Successful trial on limitation as a preliminary issue.
  • Adults without capacity

Julia has been recognised as one of the three best rated clinical negligence solicitors in Cardiff.

She is recognised in both Legal 500 and Chambers legal directories. As well as being one of the city’s most influential lawyers.

Julia is regularly sought out by clients to provide advice and representation due to her profile in the field.

Julia has covered the whole spectrum of Clinical Negligence work in her practice including delayed diagnosis, negligent treatment and surgical errors. She has represented adults lacking capacity, bereaved families and children. Dealing with brain injury, fatal claims, amputations, cauda equina, oncology, stroke and cardiac cases.

She has a special interest in birth injury work and women’s health. There have been many reports in recent years about poor healthcare and that is a cause very close to her heart.

Julia believes that through her work, she can do much to raise awareness and the profile of recurrent issues to improve patient safety for all.

Having seen the devastating impact when things go wrong, it has been a privilege to work with families impacted.

“They already feel let down by one set of professionals, and it is very much my focus to build a relationship of trust and confidence with my clients. I regularly visit clients at home.  It is important that clients can talk openly and honestly about the challenges that they face, together with their fears for the future. This helps me to comprehensively prepare a case and maximise results.”

Julia is a seasoned litigator and is not afraid to take on difficult cases and fight for the justice that her clients deserve.

Further experience

Another aspect of her role, is that she works closely with charities that support families impacted by these types of injuries. Charity support is vital. They are often uniquely placed to understand those challenges, often having lived experience. Julia works hard to offer her charity partners as much time and support as she can.


1997-1998 University of Glamorgan – Legal Practice Course

1994-1998 University of Glamorga – Bachelor of Law Degree


Member of APIL

Patient Participation Group (Primary Healthcare)

Cardiff and District Law Society Committee member


Uk Leading Individual 2024