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South Coast law firm Lester Aldridge has strengthened its personal injury and medical negligence capabilities with the appointment of partner Liz Oaten.

Liz brings more than 30 years of extensive practical experience in managing high profile clinical negligence claims. She has secured multi-million-pound settlements for claimants across a broad spectrum of specialities including obstetrics, gynaecology, neurosurgery, urology, orthopaedic and plastic surgery. Liz also is experienced in pursuing professional negligence claims against solicitors arising out of their poor management of medical negligence claims.

Liz is personally recommended to clients regularly and undertakes work across the country. She has been acclaimed by clients for: “a brilliant and professional service throughout”, achieving “a great result in a complex case” and being “very honest, reliable and very professional”.

Liz has considerable experience in the courts and has been involved in several reported cases that have set legal precedents. She has specialised in handling clinical negligence cases since qualification in 1987, complemented by her postgraduate degree (LLM) in the legal aspects of medical practice and accreditation as a mediator.

As well as being accredited as a mediator, Liz is a member of all three specialist clinical negligence schemes. She is also an assessor for the APIL clinical negligence panel and an APIL senior litigator.

“I am delighted to welcome Liz to Lester Aldridge”, said the firm’s Managing Partner, Matthew Barrow. “The addition of a lawyer of Liz’s calibre, who has the experience advising on all aspects of clinical negligence, enhances the support we can provide our clients, and complements our existing personal injury and medical negligence offering in the Bournemouth and Southampton offices.”