Gill is a Partner within our clinical negligence department. She has spent over 20 years in the legal profession specialising in the field of claimant clinical negligence and deals with a range of cases involving serious injury and has particular expertise in cases involving cerebral palsy, brain and spinal injury, and amputation.
Education & career
After origionally traning as a nurse, Gill graduated from Oxford Brookes University with an LLB (Hons) degree in 1994 and qualified as a solicitor in 1997. Gill comments:
"I trained as a nurse at Manchester Royal Infirmary and became aware of the field of medical negligence, in particular the work of Ann Alexander at Alexander Harris where I went on to do work experience and complete my training."
Gill joined the Clinical Negligence team here at Potter Rees Dolan in 2016 and was promoted to Partner two years later. She says her favourite aspect of her role is being able to give injured people a voice and obtaining lifelong support for them when things have gone wrong.
Acted for the Appellants in the landmark Supreme Court human rights case of Rabone v Pennine Care NHS Trust 2012 UKSC 2 and for the Claimant in Dr Sido John v Central Manchester and Manchester Children's University Hospital NHSFT 2016 EWHC 407.
Professional memberships & accreditations
Gill is recognised by both the Legal 500 and Chambers guides, and as a clinical negligence specialist for AvMA's Panel. Gill is also a member of the Multi-Professional Advisory Panel of Baby Lifeline, a charity which is dedicated to improving the care of pregnant women and newborn babies by raising funds for maternity and neonatal equipment and providing specialist training.
Chambers 2020 says:
Gill Edwards regularly advises claimants in surgical error and delay in diagnosis cases and possesses noteworthy experience in claims for obstetric and neonatal brain injuries. "She knows the right questions to ask and is quick to understand the issues," according to one market source, while a client says: "She is considerate, caring, understanding and most importantly, she treats you as an equal and never makes you feel as if you’re asking a stupid question."
Previous comments from Chambers 2019 included the following: Gill Edwards is "incredibly good with clients – they really warm to her," according to sources, who also note: "She is very good on the medical details." She handles claims concerning cerebral palsy, delays in surgery, amputations and spinal injuries.
Legal 500 says:
Gill Edwards handles a number of high value and catastrophic clinical negligence cases.
Outside of work...
In her spare time, Gill enjoys painting and a spot of gardening.