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Hodge Jones & Allen

Work Department

Medical Negligence


Dawn is a partner with a wide-ranging clinical negligence practice. She has extensive experience representing clients in claims across all fields of care, including birth injury, brain and spinal injury, medical, surgical and orthopaedic care, and claims involving GP care. She also represents clients in fatal claims, including those where representation at inquest is required.

Dawn is committed to achieving excellent results for her clients in even the most robustly contested cases. Past successes include achieving settlement with a complex provisional damages award for her client with a urological injury following orthopaedic surgery; acting in a number of cases where children and young people have tragically lost their lives from sepsis, recovering damages and ensuring changes are made to help prevent such incidents happening again; achieving damages of over £1m for a client who suffered disabling chronic fatigue syndrome following a negligently performed minor surgical procedure; and achieving excellent outcomes for a number of birth injury claims where the child has sustained catastrophic injury.

Dawn adopts a proactive approach to ensure where possible that these seriously injured children can benefit from early interim payments and have the opportunity to achieve their full potential.


  • Trained TV Edwards LLP 2006 – 2008; Solicitor Hodge Jones & Allen 2009 to present (Partner 2016)
  • Formerly a Registered Nurse (Sister, specialising in neurosurgical nursing and intensive care nursing)


  • Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel accreditation
  • AvMA Clinical Negligence Panel accreditation


  • University of Plymouth – BSc (Hons) Nursing (Post registration) 2001
  • University of Westminster – Graduate Diploma in Law with Commendation, 2003
  • College of Law, London – Legal Practice Course with Commendation, 2004


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Lawyer Rankings

London > Insurance > Clinical negligence: claimant

The ‘excellent’ clinical negligence team at Hodge Jones & Allen goes ‘above and beyond for distressed families’, carrying out a range of work with a particular focus on that which has social importance, including claims involving stillbirths, fatalities, and psychiatric injuries. Working closely with the firm’s civil liberties team, the group is able to take on claims concerning prisons and care homes. The team is led by Agata Usewicz, who has a special interest in obstetric claims. Alongside its caseload, the team supports campaigns for progress in the medical field; recent highlights in this space include assisting a family group fighting for a statutory inquiry into failings within Essex Mental Health Services, spearheaded by senior associate Priya Singh and Nina AliAndrew Harrison, Dawn Treloar, and Emma Wray are likewise recommended.