Holly is a specialist civil practitioner with an emphasis on personal injury and clinical negligence work.
Holly is an established personal injury barrister with a practice spanning the full range of personal injury claims. She is frequently instructed in cases involving road traffic accidents, employers' liability claims (including disease), public liability, fatal accidents, historic abuse cases and CICA claims. She is a familiar face in courts and tribunals across the country and is frequently instructed to advise on complex issues of liability, quantum and procedure. She is a contributing author to Begley on Criminal Injuries Compensation Claims (2nd edition) and the Road Traffic Accidents section of Butterworths Personal Injury Law Service.
Holly is a member of the Personal Injuries Bar Association and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.
Clinical negligence represents an ever expanding part of Holly’s practice. Recent cases have involved surgical negligence, delayed diagnoses, inadequate consenting and unnecessary treatment. Holly is also experienced in representing families at inquests in a clinical negligence context, including in relation to the deaths of children. She is regularly instructed to advise on liability, quantum, tactics and procedure, as well as drafting pleadings and representing clients at hearings, JSMs and mediation.
In her wider civil and commercial work Holly acts on behalf of both claimants and defendants in cases ranging from contractual claims to landlord and tenant disputes, actions against the police and negligence claims.
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 cutting edge legal developments.
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Holly is regularly instructed in personal injury matters of substantial value and complexity. She deals with public liability, employers' liability and road traffic accident claims (including fraud and LVI) on a daily basis. She also has experience in claims involving fatal accidents (including representing families at inquests), industrial disease (including noise induced hearing loss, lung conditions and RSI), historic abuse, holiday claims, accidents on ships, injuries caused by animals and those arising from negligent cosmetic treatments. As a contributing author to the 2nd edition of Begley on Criminal Injuries Compensation Claims, she has a specialist interest in CICA cases. She is often instructed on cases involving life changing injuries, including brain injuries, disabling orthopaedic injuries and chronic psychiatric conditions.
Holly is a confident and effective advocate, both orally and in writing. She prides herself on her ability to distil complex topics into simple terms, giving advice on difficult issues of liability and quantum in a way that is readily understandable by her clients.
Holly is an experienced clinical negligence barrister with an ever expanding practice in this area. She is frequently instructed to advise on complex issues of liability and quantum, prepare pleadings and advocate on behalf of clients both in court and at JSM or mediation. In addition, she is regularly instructed to appear at inquests in the clinical negligence context. Holly is adept at dealing with fatal cases and lost years cases as well as those involving life changing injuries. She enjoys working on the full range of claims from those with issues on consent to missed or delayed diagnoses and surgical negligence.