Teresa Hargreaves Clinical Negligence
Teresa practices exclusively in the areas of personal injury and clinical negligence acting for both Claimants and Defendants. Much of her work is now of a complex nature and / or of substantial value.
Teresa’s clinical negligence practice encompasses claims from a broad spectrum of medical specialties and includes the following areas:
· Delayed diagnosis of cancer;
· Colorectal surgery;
· General surgery;
· Obstetrics and gynaecology (including both mother and child);
· Cosmetic surgery;
· Informed consent;
Teresa is involved in these claims from the early stages, providing initial advice on liability and quantum, attending interlocutory hearings and drafting pleadings, as well as taking the cases through to joint settlement meetings and trial. She has a reputation for robustness, sensitivity and attention to detail which serves her well at all stages of the litigation. She has a particular skill of handling expert witnesses both in conference and at trial. She has specialist knowledge on procedural issues (such as breaches, admissions and limitation) and costs.
Teresa has extensive experience of coroner’s inquests, including Article 2 inquests, where she represents families, companies and NHS trusts.
Teresa also lectures to solicitors on all aspects of clinical negligence litigation and recent developments.
Personal Injuries Bar Association
Formerly a member of the Bar Council representing barristers under seven years call
LLB (Hons) (Birmingham)