Julie is a solicitor working in the clinical negligence department in Manchester. She assists Stephen Jones and Brendan Hope on a wide range of complex cases on behalf of adults and children who have suffered serious or fatal injury following negligent medical care.
Prior to her legal training Julie completed a medical degree at Newcastle University graduating in 2010. She worked as junior doctor in London gaining experience of cardiology, geriatrics and acute medicine.
Julie joined Leigh Day in September 2015 as a trainee solicitor. She developed her interest in clinical negligence claims assisting Claire Fazan on a variety of high value cases, including birth injury claims. She subsequently assisted Merry Varney in the human rights department representing bereaved families at inquests, and bringing claims under the Human Rights Act. Julie qualified as a solicitor in September 2017.
Julie was very helpful and patient with us at times and her care and consideration was and still is greatly appreciated especially throughout some of the tougher moments of conversation.
Client of Julie
Coroner rules death of 14-year-old Katie Wilkins was contributed to by hospitals’ neglect
The inquest into the death of 14-year-old Katie Wilkins, from Warrington, has ruled that neglect by Warrington General Hospital and Alder Hey Children’s Hospital contributed to her death. Assistant Coroner Katy Ainge has also issued a Prevention of Future Deaths report addressed to the Secretary of State for Health expressing her concerns about the national lack of funding for paediatric haematology specialists.