Caroline Jennings - Clinical Negligence
Caroline has experience of junior clinical negligence work and is swiftly developing this area of her practice. She had pleaded many cases relating to birth injuries and delays in diagnosis and has experience in holding conferences with experts. She has also attended multiple approval hearings, for which she has drafted advices. Caroline was pupil to Robert Weir QC, during which time she assisted and gained excellent experience of clinical negligence work including a number of cerebral palsy claims arising out of peri-natal and neo-natal negligence, failures to diagnose and chronic pain.
Having dealt with multiple personal injury multi track matters, Caroline has much experience in dealing with Costs and Case Management Hearings as well as advising on and revising Precedent H forms.
Caroline accepts instructions in all aspects of clinical negligence work, both on behalf of claimants, the NHSLA and other defendant bodies and has experience in drafting pleadings, attending approval hearings and conferences with experts.
Caroline undertakes work on a conditional fee basis where appropriate.
Caroline has been awarded three scholarships from Lincoln’s Inn – Eastham Scholarship, Lord Haldane Scholarship, and Hardwicke Scholarship.
BA(Hons) History. University of Leeds. First Class.
GDL and BVC. BPP Law School, London.
Bar Pro Bono Unit
Free Representation Unit
Regularly advises both respondents and claimants in matters relating to discrimination, unfair dismissal and redundancies, among other areas. She has experience of complex contentious work, representing clients in both the Employment Tribunal and EAT. She also assists clients with difficult internal investigations. Strengths: "She is very sensitive with confidential matters and she definitely gets the message and her case across." "She is very sensible and very approachable. She does not overcomplicate issues and makes my life as a solicitor easier."
Chambers UK 2017