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

Barratts Solicitors
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Work Department

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.

Lawyer Rankings

East Midlands > Insurance > Personal injury and clinical negligence: claimant

Edward Myers and David Tomlinson head the personal injury practice at Barratts Solicitors. The team acts in all types of personal injury matters, with particular experience in spinal and brain injury and fatal claims. Additional specialisms include criminal injuries compensation claims and overseas cases as well as cases representing families of mental health patients that committed suicide. The clinical negligence team is headed by Alison Brooks together with Emma Zukowska and Julie Hardy, who ‘have first rate skills for handling complex clinical negligence claims of maximum severity and value‘, such as matters relating to complex birth injuries, spinal injuries and delay of diagnosis.