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Anna joined the clinical negligence department of Potter Rees Dolan as a Senior Solicitor in August 2022. Anna has specialised in high value and complex clinical negligence litigation for over 13 years. She acts for clients who have suffered a range of injuries including catastrophic brain and spinal injury.
She is also experienced in claims involving surgical negligence; failures to diagnose/treat cauda equina syndrome, spinal abscesses and fractures; failures to diagnose/treat strokes or other neurological conditions; fatal claims; orthopaedic injuries; birth injuries or injuries during the neonatal period.
Education and career
Anna graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2005 with an LLB (Hons) degree. She qualified as a solicitor in 2009. Anna comments:
Clinical negligence is the only area of law I was ever interested in specialising in. The medicine holds equal fascination for me as the legal arguments. I chose to represent claimants in order to support people during very difficult times of their lives, helping them to navigate the complexities of the legal system and obtain a just outcome.
Anna represented the successful claimant at trial in Younas v Okeahialam  EWHC 2502 (QB). She has also concluded multi-million pound claims for claimants with spinal injuries, ranging from £1 - £12 million.
Professional Memberships and Accreditations
Anna is accredited as an APIL Senior Litigator. She has been commended in the Chambers directory as an ‘Associate to Watch’ since 2018.
Feedback has included:
"She has a thorough approach, is attentive and communicates well." and “A really creative thinker.”
She is commended as a key lawyer in the Legal 500. Feedback has included:
"very talented solicitor with encyclopaedic knowledge of spinal injury cases.’ [Legal 500 2022]
Anna published an article in the Journal of Personal Injury Law in 2021 considering the position of Lockdown Babies, from a clinical negligence perspective, who were overlooked during the pandemic: "Lockdown Babies, the ‘Baby Blind Spot’ and the Law” J.P.I. Law 2021, 4, 199-208 (subscription required).
Outside of work...
Anna has played the piano for over 30 years. She is also a keen traveller. She enjoys theatre, reading, photography, rugby union and golf, although her opportunities to indulge in these hobbies are limited now that she has two young daughters! She cannot wait to combine her love of motherhood with her love of travelling and take her daughters to various destinations around the world.