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Ashtons Legal

THE LONG BARN, FORNHAM BUSINESS COURT, FORNHAM ST MARTIN, BURY ST EDMUNDS, SUFFOLK, IP31 1SL, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01284 762331
Fax:
Fax 01284 764214
DX:
57200 BURY ST EDMUNDS
Email:
Web:
www.ashtonslegal.co.uk

Sharon Allison

Tel:
Work 01842 768770
Email:
Web:
www.ashtonslegal.co.uk/our-people/sharon-allison
Ashtons Legal

Work Department

Clinical Negligence

Position

Partner

Career

Sharon specialises in lower value claims particularly relating to those surrounding mental health issues and fatal cases relating to stillbirth.

She regularly represents families at Inquests concerning medical errors and mental health issues, in particular cases of suicide whilst detained under the Mental Health Act. She has extensive experience of the Coroner’s Court and the Inquest process.

She is a regular contributor to the media on issues of mental health and of patient safety arising from medical errors.

Languages

English

Member

Sharon qualified as a member of ILEX in June 2004 and has been accredited as a Fellow by The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).
Sharon serves on the Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel for practitioners who have extensive experience in the medical injury field.  In addition to this, Sharon has also been awarded membership on the AvMA (Action against Medical Accident) panel - which involved following a rigorous application process.

Education

FILEX


East Anglia: Insurance

Clinical negligence: claimant

Within: Leading individuals

Sharon Allison - Ashtons Legal

Within: Clinical negligence: claimant

The 'tenacious' team at Ashtons Legal is 'extremely competent and keeps clients' interests foremost; it gives clients a distinct edge over other firms'. The firm has a stellar track record in the highest-value and most complex cases of physical and psychological injury. One on-going case is a claim under the Human Rights Act for the family of a teenager who took his own life after his GP recommended he be seen by mental health professionals within 24 hours, only for an NHS health trust to deem him not to be at significant risk. Sandra Patton leads the medical injury team and clients describe her as 'calm, efficient and thorough, whilst being very sensitive and thoughtful and extremely professional'. Her team is 'a pleasure to work with' and one client remarks that 'they are very bespoke, so no client will feel lost in a system, and they really care about outcome'. Leading light Sharon Allison, whose practice includes a focus on inquests and suicides arising from failures in the mental health service, is 'well prepared, diligent and hardworking; she drills into the detail of every case'. 'His experience and wisdom give him a reassuring presence in cases of the highest value', says a barrister of prominent partner Tom Cook. 'Very assiduous and very good with clients', says counsel of rising star associate Ben Ward who is 'a gifted analyst who can manage and run a complex case to a successful conclusion'. Also recommended are 'knowledgeable and efficient' associate Julie Crossley and 'thorough and diligent' rising star solicitor Sophie Bales, who is 'very good at dealing with expert evidence, and has an excellent grasp of the complexity of cases'.

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