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Gill Edwards

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Potter Rees Dolan

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Clinical Negligence


Partner at Potter Rees Dolan in Manchester. She has spent the whole of her legal career working in the field of claimant clinical negligence. She has particular expertise in cases involving birth injury, brain and spinal injury, amputation and human rights. She has secured numerous multi-million pound settlements for claimants. She acted for the Appellants in the landmark Supreme Court human rights case of Rabone v Pennine Care NHS Trust 2012 UKSC 2 and Sido John v Central Manchester Trust [2016] on material contribution.


Registered General Nurse Manchester Royal Infirmary 1990; Qualified Solicitor 1997; Pannone 2001, becoming Slater & Gordon in 2014; Potter Rees Dolan 2016.


Specialist AvMA Clinical Negligence Panel; the Human Rights Lawyers Association; and a Senior Litigator in the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL). She is a member of the Multi-Professional Advisory Panel of the mother and baby charity Babylifeline.

North West: Insurance

Clinical negligence: claimant

Within: Clinical negligence: claimant

Potter Rees Dolan  fields a ‘highly talented group of clinical negligence lawyers that is led by the formidableHelen Dolan .The strong three-partner department specialises solely in catastrophic clinical negligence and serious personal injury cases. Its court of protection department is also well regarded. The team routinely handles cases of the utmost complexity. Dolan heads the department and is recommended for her work in brain and spinal injury cases as well as the mismanagement at birth and cauda equine syndrome cases. Lesley Herbertson  specialises in all aspects of clinical negligence for both adults and children with a particular focus on cases of maximum severity such as cerebral palsy and other complex birth injuries, brain and spinal injuries. Herbertson is also experienced in cauda equine and amputation cases. Gill Edwards  handles a number of high value and catastrophic clinical negligence cases.

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