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Emma Doughty

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Medical Negligence


Emma is a principal lawyer and was promoted to Joint Head of the Clinical Negligence Department for London and Cambridge in April 2017.

Emma is an experienced litigation solicitor specialising in clinical negligence claims.

As a skilled advocate, she has trained for and was recently awarded by the Law Society the Higher Rights of Audience qualification in June 2016, making her a Solicitor-Advocate.

During her career Emma has dealt with a wide variety of complex and high value claims.

These have included securing compensation for clients who have suffered as the result of delays in diagnosis of cancer and other illnesses, amputation cases and injuries during birth and during labour.

Emma has developed a specialism in claims concerning delays in diagnosis of cancer and more specifically in breast cancer.

She is currently one of the two Lead Solicitors running the group action against Ian Paterson (the former breast surgeon from Birmingham who has been convicted of performing negligent and inappropriate surgeries. Emma was mentioned in the Lawyers Top 20 Cases in January 2017 for her role.


Emma began her legal career in 2008 and has been with Slater and Gordon since 2013.


Emma is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and has a clinical negligence Law Society accreditation.

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Within: Clinical negligence: claimant

Slater and Gordon's team is praised for offering a comprehensive service that goes beyond compensation by fully supporting injured clients. The team demonstrates particular expertise handling claims of maximum severity and has more recently gained recognition in group-actions, following its lead role in the Paterson (breast surgeon) litigation. Typical instructions include claims involving brain injury, spinal injury, amputations and surgical errors. Practice head Emma Doughty has developed a specialist interest in cancer and obstetric claims, while also dealing with high-value birth injury cases. The 'committed' Laura Preston further brings experience in fatal accidents and inquests.

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