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Julie Hardy

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Barratts Solicitors

Work Department

Clinical negligence.


Julie specialises in clinical negligence claims and is a member of the Law Society’s Clinical Negligence Panel and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.

I have dealt with clinical negligence cases on behalf of Claimants since qualifying as a solicitor in 1995. Prior to joining Barratts Solicitors I worked for over 20 years at Freeth Cartwright Solicitors where I headed the Nottingham Clinical Negligence Team. I was delighted to join Barratts in April 2014. I have long admired the ethos of Barratts and the commitment shown to clinical negligence and personal injury work.

I enjoy working for a niche firm where everyone devotes their time working to obtain settlements for people who have been injured. I work closely with Julie Greenwood in our Court of Protection department which means I also get to see the long term benefits of having compensation to buy housing, care and therapy for clients.

I specialise in particular in claims concerning brain injuries suffered by babies at birth. I also deal with many claims concerning surgical errors. I enjoy the interesting and challenging work that I do and the opportunity to help people rebuild their lives after what are often devastating injuries.

I am a Member of the Law Society’s Specialist Clinical Negligence Panel, a Member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (“APIL”) and  am a specialist solicitor on the Action Against Medical Accidents (AvMA) Clinical Negligence panel. I am accredited as a clinical negligence expert by APIL. I am recognised as a ‘Leading Individual’ in Chambers & Partners.

I am supported by my assistant Angela who has worked for Barratts for over 25 years and who is fully able to support and assist my clients as required.


Joined Freeths as a trainee solicitor in 1993 and qualified into the clinical negligence team in 1995. Made a partner at Freeths in 2002 until 2014 when joined Barratts Solicitors as a partner. Has been dealing with clinical negligence work on behalf of claimants since qualifying in 1995.


Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel; APIL;AVMA;SCIL.


Vale of Catmose College, Oakham; University of Essex (1992 LLB (Hons) Law); College of Law, York (1993 Law Society Finals).


Running, gardening, reading, cinema and spending time with her family.

East Midlands: Insurance

Personal injury and clinical negligence: claimant

Within: Personal injury and clinical negligence: claimant

Barratts Solicitors fields a ‘highly respected’ and ‘first-rate’ team that ‘puts its clients at the heart of the very personal service it provides’ and ‘shows complete commitment to its cases’. The group excels in complex personal injury and clinical negligence litigation, with a strong focus in maximum severity cases, including fatal claims and cerebral palsy cases and matters with a cross-jurisdictional component. On the personal injury side, the department has a strong track record in matters involving brain and spinal injuries, often offering an early assessment of cases and experience in securing accommodation needs, therapies and other rehabilitation measures. On the clinical negligence side, the team is especially well-versed in cases involving damages sustained at birth, often obtaining multimillion-pound awards. Clinical negligence regarding cauda equina syndrome, spinal abscess, GP negligence and surgical mismanagement form a particularly large part of the caseload. The firm also fields a dedicated Court of Protection team led by legal executive Julie Greenwood. Personal injury expert Ed Myers and clinical negligence specialist Alison Brooks, ‘who cares passionately about her cases’, jointly lead the practice. The other key players are Julie Hardy, Debra Morris, David Tomlinson and the ‘particularly strongEmma Zukowska.

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