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Alleyn House
Carlton Crescent
SO15 2EU
DX: 96882


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Paula Barnes has been amazing at making a very personal and also stressful experience as easy as possible for me. Not only was she supportive throughout the experience, she managed to secure substantial provisional damages for me.Close quote
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Paula Barnes is praised by interviewees for "her fearless and unwavering commitment" to cases. She is adept at handling complex birth injury cases, particularly cerebral palsy, as well as cancer misdiagnosis matters.Close quote
Clinical Negligence: Mainly Claimant
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Paula Barnes is adept at handling complex birth injury cases, particularly cerebral palsy. She also has experience in cancer misdiagnosis matters.
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Clinical Negligence: Mainly Claimant

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 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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