Osbornes Law strengthens medical negligence practice

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Osbornes Law has appointed Jodi Newton to its medical negligence team.

Newton has joined the firm as an associate solicitor and strengthens a medical negligence team led by 2019 Clinical Negligence Lawyer of the Year, Stephanie Prior.

With almost 20 years of experience, Newton began her career with Bolt Burden Kemp before moving to RIAA Barker Gillette where she spent 11 years and led the firm’s medical negligence and personal injury department. She joins Osbornes Law from Hudgell Solicitors.

Newton handles serious and complex medical negligence claims with a particular focus on birth negligence relating to life-changing injuries such as cerebral and Erb’s palsy. She has a strong track-record in securing life-long care packages for injured people.

She also handles cases involving amputees and limb deformities resulting from medical negligence. Osbornes is one of only a handful of law firms nationally on the legal panel of the Limbless Association, a charity that supports amputees. Jodi is also an Association of Personal Injury Lawyers-accredited senior litigator.

Stuart Kightley, managing partner of Osbornes Law, said: “Jodi is an accomplished medical negligence practitioner and I am thrilled that she has chosen to join Osbornes Law. We’ve seen considerable growth in medical negligence work recently under Stephanie Prior’s leadership and with Jodi on board we now have a formidable team.”

Newton, who will work across the firm’s two offices in Camden and Hampstead, said: “Osbornes Law has a stellar reputation across the legal profession and so I see this as a perfect long-term opportunity for me to grow my practice area. I’m particularly excited to be working alongside Stephanie Prior who is a leading light in this area. I envisage growing the medical negligence practice significantly with Stephanie over the coming years and I can’t wait to get started.”

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