Agata Usewicz > Hodge Jones & Allen > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Hodge Jones & Allen
180 NORTH GOWER STREET
LONDON
NW1 2NB
England

Work Department

Clinical Negligence

Position

Agata Usewicz is the Head of the Medical Negligence team at Hodge Jones & Allen Solicitors. Her practice includes a mix of claims of maximum severity, with a focus on obstetric injuries, cases of surgical error, claims against GPs and ophthalmic injuries. Agata has a proven track record of successfully litigating fiercely contested cases.

Cases of note include Gallardo v Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust [2017] EWHC 3147 (QB), which represented an extension of the Montgomery principles in the context of the giving of information, including diagnosis and treatment options, post-operatively.

In Totham v Kings College NHS Trust [2015] EWHC 97 (QB), Agata acted for a girl who suffered a brain injury at birth and as a result has cerebral palsy. The trust admitted liability but damages were contested to trial. Agata’s client was awarded damages which at the time was the highest court award for a claim for personal injuries for a UK national.

Agata’s cases regularly attract national attention, and she is often called upon to provide comments in the legal press and national media.

Whilst Agata is renowned for her work on complex, high-value cases, she is passionately committed to providing access to justice and is equally dedicated to her clients with more modest claims as well as those with catastrophic injuries.

Agata joined Hodge Jones & Allen in 2011, soon being promoted to Partner in 2014. She is also the firm’s training principle. Agata is a member of the AvMA Specialist Clinical Negligence Panel and The Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel.

Before training to become a solicitor Agata pursued a successful career in NHS project management.

Career

Background in NHS Project Management. Trained at Brachers Solicitors LLP (2004 – 2006); Solicitor, Colemans-ctts LLP (2007 – 2010); Solicitor, Hodge Jones & Allen Solicitos (2011 – present)

Languages

Polish

Memberships

• AvMA Specialist Clinical Negligence Panel
• The Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel
• Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)

Education

King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls, Birmingham; University College, Oxford (MA Oxon Jurisprudence); College of Law Birmingham (LPC).

Lawyer Rankings

London > Insurance > Clinical negligence: claimant

Accredited Action Against Medical Accidents panellist Agata Usewicz leads the specialised and diverse clinical negligence team at Hodge Jones & Allen, which is formed of a number of former medical professionals. Its caseload predominantly consists of acting on complex matters including birth injuries and delayed diagnoses, and a significant portion of the cases are also cross-border in nature. The team has a reputation for representing particularly vulnerable clients, namely, individuals who have suffered detrimentally as a result of negligence within mental health services, care systems and those organisations which provide assisted living to the elderly. Qualified cardiology nurse Nina Ali, ‘top-class’ Emma Wray and senior associate Priya Singh are standouts in the team.