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Paula is located at:

Southampton Office
Alleyn House
Carlton Crescent
Southampton
SO15 2EU
DX: 96882

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In Clinical Negligence cases Paula Barnes is noted to be ‘in a league of her own in terms of the affection of her clients, her ability to turn around the most difficult cases and her ability to engage with experts’.
In relation to Community Care, the ‘absolutely excellent’ Paula Barnes is noted for her track record in administrative and public law matters, as well as for her advice to charities and education centres.Close quote
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Paula Barnes is presently ranked in Chambers and Partners under her previous firm. She is best known for her expertise in cancer misdiagnosis and gynaecological cases, with further experience in cerebral palsy and post-surgical negligent treatment. A source says: “I don’t know any solicitor who is more loved by their clients. Her knowledge in this field is second to none.Close quote

Paula is a senior qualified solicitor and partner with over 25 years’ experience in clinical negligence, community care and public law matters.

Paula undertakes clinical negligence claims at all levels, including catastrophic brain damage cases, cerebral palsy and acquired brain injury and spinal injury cases. Paula has experience in dealing with claims in a variety of fields of medicine. She has been extensively involved in the management of claims in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Coroners Court. Paula has a reputation for total dedication to client care and has regularly obtained large awards of compensation through negotiation, court proceedings and mediation on behalf of victims of medical accidents. Her clients are often the most vulnerable in society; the elderly, disabled and children.

In addition to her clinical negligence work, Paula also specialises in community care law and public law matters.

Paula has been recognised by independent legal guides the Legal 500, Good Lawyer Guide and Chambers and Partners as a ‘Leader in her field’ with sources quick to draw attention to her ‘forceful yet effective style, and is widely praised by her peers for her detailed knowledge and positive results she has achieved for clients.

Paula is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) as well as a Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel member and examiner.

Paula is regularly invited to lecture to other solicitors, charities and health professionals, both in relation to clinical negligence and community care issues on a national platform.

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Accreditations Law Society - Clinical Negligence

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