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Liz is located at:

Bournemouth Office
Russell House
Oxford Road
DX: 7623
Southampton Office
Alleyn House
Carlton Crescent
SO15 2EU
DX: 96882


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I have worked with Liz Oaten for several years. She is an exceptional solicitor with a real focus on her clients’ best interests and wellbeing. She is extremely diligent and goes above and beyond on her clients’ behalf. She is highly expert in her field.Close quote
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Liz Oaten is a five-star solicitor. She really does know her stuff. She has extensive experience as the defendant and the claimant. She is able to understand both sides. She is always able to answer my questions and advise me wisely.Close quote
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Liz has extensive practical experience in managing, including to trial, a varied high value and high profile clinical negligence claims portfolio. 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 has experience in pursuing professional negligence claims against solicitors arising out of their poor management of clinical negligence claims.

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

Liz is a member of all three specialist clinical negligence schemes; the APIL accredited clinical negligence specialist scheme, the AvMA clinical negligence panel and The Law Society’s clinical negligence accreditation scheme. Liz is also an assessor for the APIL Clinical Negligence Panel and an APIL senior litigator.

Liz is personally recommended to clients on a regular basis and undertakes work across the country. She has been acclaimed by clients for: “A brilliant and professional service throughout”, “Great result in a complex case” ‘Very honest, reliable and very professional”, “I was treated as a person, I was shown empathy and I felt like a friend” “We were treated fairly and with sensitivity at all times”.

Liz has developed a close network of trusted medical advisors who assist in the screening process of new claims and she undertakes work funded by a variety of organisations and regularly acts for clients on a conditional fee basis (no win no fee).

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