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Julie Struthers

Associate solicitor

Julie Struthers is an associate solicitor in the medical negligence department.

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Julie is an associate 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. 

Legal expertise

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

Julie Struthers in the news

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Coroner concludes 10-year-old boy died as a result of multiple failings by healthcare professionals, amounting to neglect

Multiple failings by healthcare professionals to recognise and adequately treat William Gray’s asthma caused the death of the 10-year-old, an inquest has concluded.

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Medical negligence settlement

British Eventing rider receives five-figure sum from York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust after negligent surgery on her leg fracture

An eventing rider who was thrown from a horse experienced negligent medical care and inadequate surgery at Scarborough hospital, leaving her with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and requiring further surgery to correct the surgical mistakes.

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Medical negligence Clinical negligence

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.