Holly is ranked as a Tier 4 leading junior for clinical negligence in the Legal 500 2021. Her practice encompasses the full range of clinical negligence claims including surgical negligence, consenting issues, missed and delayed diagnoses, and unnecessary and inappropriate treatment. She is familiar with the intricacies of breach of duty and causation in these cases and lectures to solicitors on these issues. She receives frequent instructions in fatal and lost years claims. Many of her cases are issued in the High Court.
Holly is regularly instructed in claims involving birth injuries to mother and baby and has experience of secondary victim claims in this context. She has a special interest in brain injury claims, including catastrophic injuries, having gained invaluable experience working alongside the adult brain injury team at a leading firm of solicitors. She is confident dealing with claims involving serious orthopaedic and nerve injuries, including spinal injuries, and is currently instructed in several claims arising out of delayed diagnosis of cauda equina syndrome. She receives regular instructions in cases involving delayed diagnosis of cancer and other life-threatening conditions. Her case load also includes nursing negligence, such as falls and serious pressure damage claims.
Notable Clinical Negligence cases
Acting as junior counsel led by Giles Mooney QC in a brain injury at birth claim pleaded at over £21 million
Representing a young woman in a claim arising out of a delayed diagnosis of cauda equina syndrome, resulting in permanent bowel and bladder dysfunction
Acting as sole counsel in a High Court claim arising from a failure to offer conservative treatment as an alternative to significant spinal surgery and a delay in identifying and treating a nerve injury sustained during the surgery, resulting in chronic pain, foot drop and early retirement
Representing a claimant in a claim against multiple GPs arising out of a failure to refer for specialist advice, resulting in development of a significant brain injury requiring major surgery and consequential psychological symptoms
Acting in a fatal accident claim arising out of mismanagement of a femoral artery bleed in a working mother, involving significant claims for dependency
Representing a couple in a claim arising out of a stillbirth, including a secondary victim claim on behalf of the father