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39 Essex Chambers

Chambers of Neil Block QC and Alison Foster QC

81 CHANCERY LANE, LONDON, WC2A 1DD, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7832 1111
Fax:
Fax 020 7353 3978
DX:
298 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.39essex.com
Kuala Lumpur, London, Manchester, Singapore

Susan Rodway QC

Tel:
Work 020 7832 1111
Email:
39 Essex Chambers (Chambers of Neil Block QC and Alison Foster QC)

Position

With regard to clinical negligence work, Susan specialises in high-value claims and complex medical and scientific issues, including cerebral palsy and other birth injuries as well as acquired brain damage, failures to diagnose and serious spinal injuries. She also acts in related medical matters arising out of inquiries or inquests, disciplinary proceedings and pharmaceutical product liability. She also acts in related medical matters arising out of inquiries or inquests, disciplinary proceedings and pharmaceutical product liability. She was involved in the LSD and ECT group litigation. Her expertise in this area has seen her advice sought from solicitors in overseas jurisdictions. Notable cases: Dymott v Southampton University NHS Trust; Neame v Kent and Medway NHS; Breeze v Ahmad. Furthermore, Susan has extensive experience in catastrophic injuries in every aspect of personal injury litigation. This includes carbon monoxide poisoning, overseas road traffic accidents to UK nationals, paraplegia and tetraplegia, catastrophic brain injury, occupational disease; including stress from harassment. She has been instructed in several very high-profile cases recently which have drawn a lot of media attention and all will involve damages calculated in excess of £5m. Notable cases: Dawson and others v The Chief Constable of Northumbria Police; Phethean-Hubble v Mr S Coles; Gibbons v Telford. Within the area of sports law, Susan acts for claimants and defendants in all cases arising out of equine arena. Notable cases: Camila Milbank v Luca Cumani; Kinane v Belstane and others.

Career

Called 1981; Middle and Inner Temple; Accredited Mediator 2001; QC 2002; chairman NHS Tribunal 2000-04; Lay member Clinical Standards Committee, Guy’s & St Thomas’s NHS Trust, 1998-2001; bencher of Middle Temple 2009.

Languages

French, Italian.

Member

Committee member PNBA; PIBA.

Education

Cheltenham Ladies College; King’s College London; City University, London.

Leisure

Motorcycling, dressage, point to point.


London Bar

Clinical negligence

Within: Clinical negligence – Leading silks

Susan Rodway QC - 39 Essex ChambersSusan has an excellent rapport with clients and experts and is extremely knowledgeable.

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Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud

Within: Personal injury – Leading silks

Susan Rodway QC - 39 Essex ChambersOnce she throws her weight behind a case she is dogged and determined.

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