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


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She has a wealth of experience and good instincts. She's also tactical and gets good results.Close quote
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Elizabeth exhibits a forensic application to the detail of clinical negligence cases. She's also easy to work with and very approachable.Close quote
Clinical Negligence: Mainly Claimant client
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Liz Oaten has a ruthless dedication to her clients. She has an incisive appreciation of the complexity of clinical cases. Her interaction with her clients, counsel and medical experts is impressive.Close quote
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Liz Oaten is fantastic. She is highly experienced with working knowledge of both sides. She has a wonderful ability to see into the heart of a problem. She is tenacious and does not give up.Close quote
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Liz Oaten is a hugely experienced clinical negligence solicitor.Close quote
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I would single out Liz Oaten who has huge experience and good tactical flair. She is an excellent solicitor.Close quote
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Both Liz and Alice worked exceptionally hard on our case, doing so with compassion and dedication. Both took us through everything step by step, constantly on hand to answer questions and provide advice and support. Their knowledge of complex medical needs of children was exemplary. I would have no hesitation in recommending them. After a very difficult journey they were successful in getting the resolution we required.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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