Julie Hardy > Barratts Solicitors > Nottingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Barratts Solicitors
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Clinical Negligence


Julie specialises in clinical negligence claims and is a member of the Law Society’s Clinical Negligence Panel, AvMA 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 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.



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. Have 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 family and friends.