With a wide range of knowledge of serious surgical and orthopaedic injuries as well as brain and spinal cord injuries, Hannah works alongside the Head of the clinical negligence team, Helen Dolan.
Hannah also works closely with the other clinical negligence partners and senior solicitors. Hannah finds particular satisfaction in working with people with serious disabilities and acting on behalf of the families of the patients who have sadly passed away. Hannah says that her main motivation is to help those who have been seriously injured, along with their families, to understand what has happened and improve their quality of life.
If she hadn’t trained as a solicitor, Hannah would be a midwife or a nurse. With her sister being severely disabled, Hannah has worked with people with various disabilities since she was 16 and always wanted to do something that would help people.
Hannah spends a lot of her spare time playing netball for various teams across Manchester. Hannah is also a keen baker and gardener taking particular pride in her double red peonies.
When dealing with medical negligence, it is important you have somebody who fully understands what they are dealing with - that was definitely the case with PotterReesDolan.. My case was somewhat difficult to prove. My legal team kept me up to date with all the information regarding the defence team. If I ever had a problem understanding anything, they would be very clear and explain everything to me, that is very important. I would take this opportunity to thank Helen Dolan and her clinical negligence team and anybody else in this matter. Thank you.
Mrs S, West Yorkshire
Thank you so much for your letter Hannah - it's lovely of you to take the time and trouble. I found your advice very concise and extremely helpful. My complaint to the hospital would not have been anywhere near as good or as professional without it.
Mrs H, Bolton
Hannah, you have always acted and dealt with me with professional integrity and I am happy to recommend you and your company to anybody I may meet in the future who are in need of your professional help and guidance.
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Mr F, Stalybridge
Stephen and I would like to thank you for all the hard work Hannah did in the case. We both appreciate it and also thank you for letting us both know the news of the claim, thanks once again for your loyal service in this case. You will always be recommended by us, we are so grateful for that.
Mr G, Cheadle Hulme
Helen, Hannah and Kirsty guided us through a horrendous part of our lives. We are now able to get on with our lives to the best we can. The outcome of our case was the best we could have thought or hoped. Helen worked really hard for us and we are forever grateful. Thank you.
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Mr and Mrs D, Stoke-on-Trent
My sister and I would like to take this opportunity to thank both Hannah and Potter Rees Dolan for your time and consideration regarding our case.
You have shown a depth of feeling towards us that we did not expect. Your support and guidance has been invaluable in as much as we have been able to grasp the complexities behind the pursuit of such a case, cause and effect and potential outcomes.
We still feel strongly that whilst the outcome may or may not have been the same, the diagnosis was delayed due to poor management and lack of pertinent diagnostic skills (lack of cytology). Furthermore, there was a failure of communication regarding the fast-track suspected ‘cancer’ status which clearly did not occur. As a consequence, he was robbed of any ability to receive chemotherapy/radiation at an earlier stage.
Taking all of this into consideration, the physical manifestation of the disease and its subsequent impact, we have decided to soldier on.
For us, his suffering and subsequent demise should not have happened in the manner in which it did. We greatly appreciate the link that you sent us and will be taking full advantage of it. We wish you well and success in all your future endeavors.
Mrs M, Greater Manchester