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Frankie Rhodes

Senior associate solicitor

Frankie Rhodes is a senior associate solicitor in the medical negligence department.

Birth injury Brain injury Cerebral palsy Spinal injury Surgical negligence

Frankie is a senior associate solicitor working alongside Suzanne White in the clinical negligence department. 

What people say

"I was treated with complete care and compassion throughout my case and Frankie has made a really difficult process for me much easier." - client of Frankie

Legal expertise

Frankie assists across a wide variety of cases, with a focus on claims for children and mothers arising from birth injury including cerebral palsy and injuries of maximum severity as well as other high value claims with complex issues. Frankie’s experience includes claims resulting from delays in diagnosis of cancer, failings in cardiac care and cases where substandard care resulted in death and stillbirth. 

Frankie previously worked at a City firm assisting a senior partner with over twenty years’ experience, specialising in cerebral palsy and birth injury claims, before joining the clinical negligence department at Leigh Day in January 2019.

What our clients say

I could not have asked for much more. After my initial consultation and conversations with Suzanne my case was then looked after by Frankie. They both showed great empathy towards me and what had happened and was happening going forward, and during the process. They gave me very clear advice and guidance.

Lewis Parry via Trustpilot


Frankie gained a degree in English Language and Literature from Leeds University in 2012 before converting to law and qualifying as a solicitor in 2016.


Frankie is passionate about patient safety issues and obtaining justice for all people. She is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and Action Against Medical Accidents (AvMA).

Frankie Rhodes in the news

  • Hospital say sorry after coroner finds mother died due to neglect and string of failures Evening Standard 25.8.23
  • Neglect at Margate hospital contributed to death of doctor of 45 years, coroner says BBC 7.12.22
  • Retired NHS consultant died from neglect on understaffed hospital ward, inquest finds Mirror 7.12.22
  • Staff shortage led to death of paediatrician from neglect, says coroner BMJ 6.12.22

What our clients say

Leigh Day have supported us, stood up for us and fought for us to be heard. Suzanne White, Frankie Rhodes and the whole team have been by our sides during our darkest of days, giving us a voice and the strength to stand up for what is right.

Client of Frankie, via Trustpilot

News and blogs

News Article
Defocussed Hospital Corridor
Medical negligence Hospitals

Compensation paid to man who suffered cognitive impairment after anaesthetist’s medication error

A five-figure settlement has been secured after a man was given the wrong drug during a cardiac bypass procedure, leading to heavy bleeding and ongoing health problems.

News Article
Coroner's Sign
Medical negligence Inquests

Death of Sultana Choudhury caused by neglect at Whipps Cross Hospital, coroner rules

The inquest into the death of Sultana Razia Choudhury, 60, has concluded that gross failings in her care amounted to neglect, which caused her death on 17 December 2022 at Whipps Cross Hospital, Leytonstone.

Blog Post
Blurry hospital corridor
Medical negligence Birth injury Maternity safety

Crisis in maternity care

Medical negligence solicitor Frankie Rhodes considers answers that are needed to the crisis in maternity care