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Emma Thomson


Emma is a paralegal in the clinical negligence department.

Emma joined Leigh Day in 2022 as a paralegal in the international department assisting solicitors with large group claims.

Shortly after, Emma secured a paralegal role in the clinical negligence department.

Emma assists senior associate solicitor, Matthew Westlake, on a varied caseload covering a wide range of complex claims including obstetric, spinal, orthopaedic, ophthalmic, and brain injuries.

Emma has previous experience working with vulnerable individuals from her time working in private healthcare. She is passionate about providing the best service to our clients.

Emma studied Sport and Exercise Science at Loughborough University, graduating with a First Class Honours degree in 2020 before undertaking the Postgraduate Diploma in Law at the University of Law, graduating in 2022 with a Distinction.

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Medical negligence Settlement Spinal injury

Woman receives six figure settlement following ambulance trust’s alleged failure to detect “red flag” symptoms

A woman has a received six figure settlement against an ambulance trust, following their alleged failure to detect “red flag” symptoms of a spinal condition.

Blog Post
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Maternity Birth injury Childbirth

Findings of Care Quality Commission’s inspection of Hull maternity services explained

Ratings at Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust have decreased from good to inadequate. To ensure rapid improvements are made, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has imposed urgent conditions. In this blog, Solicitor Matthew Westlake and Paralegal Emma Thomson give an overview of what the CQC found.