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

Barratts Solicitors
NO 3 WHEATCROFT BUSINESS PARK
LANDMERE LANE
NOTTINGHAM
NG12 4DG
England

Work Department

Clinical negligence.

Position

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.

 

Career

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.

Memberships

Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel; APIL;AVMA;SCIL.

Education

Vale of Catmose College, Oakham; University of Essex (1992 LLB (Hons) Law); College of Law, York (1993 Law Society Finals).

Leisure

Running, gardening, reading, cinema and spending time with family and friends.

Lawyer Rankings

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

Barratts Solicitors is a leading Nottingham-based firm for all manner of clinical negligence and personal injury cases. The sizeable team includes Alison Brooks , Julie Hardy and Emma Zukowska , all highly experienced advocates in clinical negligence cases, with Hardy and Zukowska holding additional specialist expertise in brain and spinal injury affairs. For personal injury claims, founder David Tomlinson is a name to note, as are Ed Myers and Lesley Edwards .