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Leigh Day

PRIORY HOUSE, 25 ST JOHN'S LANE, LONDON, EC1M 4LB, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7650 1200
Fax:
Fax 020 7253 4433
DX:
53326 CLERKENWELL
Email:
Web:
www.leighday.co.uk

Claire Fazan

Tel:
Work 020 7650 1200
Email:
Leigh Day

Work Department

Clinical negligence.

Position

Claire has been regularly ranked over the years as one of the leaders in the field. Claire’s experience covers claims ranging from those of maximum severity to those that are less severe. Her particular areas of expertise and specialisation are in claims for children and adults who have suffered profound and permanent brain, spinal or neurological injury and associated disability or death as a consequence of failings in medical care in both NHS and private hospitals. Her experience in these types of claims is extensive and it includes claims and inquests arising from obstetric, neo-natal, paediatric, anaesthetic, neurological, spinal, surgical, cardiac and emergency care. Claire’s recent work includes claims arising from maternal death due to post-partum infection; adult brain injury due to anaesthetic negligence, infant cerebral palsy caused by negligent obstetric and/or neonatal care; profound neurological injury due to anaesthetic errors, loss of kidney due to kidney transplant care, spinal and neurological injury arising from failure to diagnose and appropriately treat spinal and orthopaedic injury. Recent successes include claims for children and adults with profound brain injury and consequent cerebral palsy resulting from obstetric and anaesthetic negligence and for adults with spinal injury and consequent disability resulting from spinal surgery in which she recovered substantial lump sums plus significant periodical payments for life.

Career

Partner, personal injury and clinical negligence department Bindman and Partners 1989; partner Irwin Mitchell 2003; partner Leigh Day 2007. Publications of note: ‚ÄėMedical Negligence Litigation: A Practitioner‚Äôs Guide‚Äô and is a contributing author to ‚ÄėClinical Negligence‚Äô, published by APIL and Jordans and ‚ÄėThe Medical Accidents Handbook ‚Äď A Practical Guide for Patients and Their Advisors‚Äô. She lectures frequently on issues relating to Clinical Negligence.

Member

Law Society’s clinical negligence panel; AVMA referral solicitors panel; Association of Personal Injury Lawyers; CEDR accredited mediator.

Education

London School of Economics (LLB).


London: Insurance

Clinical negligence: claimant

Within: Clinical negligence: claimant

 Leigh Day is praised for having 'a large pool of shared knowledge and expertise' in complex claims involving life-changing injuries or difficult question of law and ethics. Claire Fazan’s experience is 'second to none'; she combines 'sensitivity with superb judgement'. Birth injury claims specialist Suzanne White is known for her 'enthusiasm and advocacy of her clients’ rights'. Sally-Jean Nicholes is a 'shrewd lawyer with great judgement' and is 'committed to get the best result for her clients without losing sight of what is achievable'.

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