Holly is a respected junior specialising in personal injury and clinical negligence claims. She is ranked as a Tier 4 leading junior for clinical negligence in Legal 500, which describes her as “A pragmatic tactician who understands the commercial aspects of litigation”. She has a busy and varied practice with an emphasis on high value and complex claims involving life changing or fatal injuries. She regularly appears in the High Court, County Court and Coroner’s Court, where she is known for her commanding advocacy, both in witness handling and submissions. In addition, she maintains a wide-ranging paperwork and advisory practice, dealing with complex issues of liability, quantum, evidence and procedure on a daily basis. She acts on her own and as part of a team of counsel.
Client care is at the forefront of Holly's practice. She prides herself on giving clear, practical and timely advice to lay and professional clients alike and embraces the professional and approachable ethos of chambers.
She regularly writes and lectures to solicitors on the law. She is a contributing author to Begley on Criminal Injuries Compensation Claims (2nd edition) and the APIL Guide to RTA Liability (3rd edition). Holly is a member of the Personal Injuries Bar Association.
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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 receives frequent instructions in fatal and lost years claims, as well as secondary victim claims in a clinical negligence context. She is familiar with the intricacies of breach of duty and causation in these cases and lectures to solicitors on these issues. 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 pressure damage claims.
Holly has a successful personal injury practice dealing with matters of substantial value and complexity on a daily basis.
Many of Holly’s cases involve significant and life changing injuries. She is experienced at dealing with brain injuries, serious orthopaedic and internal injuries, long term psychiatric disorders and pain conditions among others. She receives instructions in fatal accidents and lost years claims. She is confident dealing with expert evidence across a range of disciplines.
Holly acts in cases involving the full range of liability issues including road traffic accident, employers’ liability and public liability claims as well as in cases involving industrial disease, historic abuse, holiday claims, accidents at sea, Animals Act claims, professional negligence (including negligent cosmetic treatments) and CICA claims. She is well versed in the liability and evidential issues that arise in these cases.