I work on a wide range of clinical negligence cases including claims against NHS and private hospitals, GPs, pharmacists, dentists and opticians. These include delayed diagnosis and referral, inappropriate treatment and surgical errors in many areas of medicine including orthopaedics, cardiology, emergency medicine and cancer. I have a particular interest in gynaecology and other areas of women’s health. I also represent bereaved families in fatal negligence cases and work closely with a Partner on cerebral palsy and maximum severity brain injury cases.
I obtained my law degree and a Medical Law Masters whilst employed in the pharmaceutical industry, trained at Barlow Robbins and worked for several other law firms before returning to the firm in October 2013. I am also an accredited APIL litigator.
Deborah Powlesland's strengths are "attention to detail and identifying the right experts" in the fields of gynaecology and obstetrics.
Legal 500, 2017