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Charlotte Norton


Charlotte is a solicitor in the medical negligence team

Brain injury Birth injury Spinal injury

Charlotte is a solicitor working with Maria Panteli in the clinical negligence department.

Charlotte assists on a wide variety of claims including delayed diagnosis of cancer and other serious illness, birth injury claims (including birth injuries caused by Sodium Valproate), spinal injuries, injuries to mothers during childbirth and fatal claims. Charlotte has experience of assisting with and representing families at inquests.

Charlotte gained a degree in Jurisprudence at Oxford University. She spent one year of her degree studying European and Human Rights law at Leiden University in the Netherlands. Charlotte qualified as a solicitor in 2018 and has since specialised in medical negligence claims. Before qualification, Charlotte gained experience in clinical negligence, personal injury, claims against the Ministry of Defence, employment and discrimination claims.

Charlotte is passionate about equal access to healthcare. She has contributed to the firm’s responses to government consultations on women’s rights in healthcare and clinical negligence reform.

Cases Charlotte has worked on:

  • Helping to secure a six-figure settlement for a patient who required an amputation following mismanagement of a diabetic ulcer.
  • Helping to secure a seven-figure settlement for a family whose mother died after delays in diagnosis and treating sepsis.
  • Acting for a patient who lost her eye after a delay in diagnosis of a rare eye infection.
  • Assisting for a family of the deceased at an inquest relating to the death of a woman in her 40s due to mismanagement of sepsis following routine surgery.
  • Assisting with claims for compensation brought by the victims of Ian Paterson, former breast surgeon who was imprisoned for wounding patients by carrying out unnecessary surgery.
  • Assisting to secure compensation for a woman in her 40s who suffered a reduced life expectancy and required extensive treatment as a result of delayed diagnosis of breast cancer.
  • Assisting to secure an admission of breach of duty in a case where a minor suffered permanent vision problems due to delayed diagnosis of a brain tumour


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Movember spotlight on healthcare challenges for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities

In our Movember blogs series, Charlotte Norton discusses healthcare challenges for the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities.