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Background

Charlotte Robinson-Jones

Call: 2008

Charlotte Robinson-Jones specialises in personal injury and clinical negligence law, representing both claimants and defendants.

With an eye for detail and a logical approach, she has been instructed in a wide range of matters from straightforward infant approvals through to, more recently, an amputation case with a pleaded value in excess of £1 million.

In addition to attending court, Charlotte is regularly sought after for advice on issues of liability and quantum on paper and in conference. She is happy to consider matters on a Conditional Fee basis where appropriate.

Expertise

Clinical Negligence

Charlotte’s experience of clinical negligence cases started during her pupillage and has continued to this day. She advises on liability and quantum in writing and in conference, and attends hearings up to and including trial. She enjoys the particular challenges that clinical negligence work brings, including the variety of medical specialisms that she encounters and the necessity of getting to grips with complicated expert evidence in a short period of time.

Charlotte has experience of cases against GPs, private medical professionals and NHS trusts. In addition, she has dealt with medical claims arising from care provided in a care/nursing home environment, for example the development of pressure sores.

Charlotte has experience advising in cases against dental practitioners. This has covered both routine and cosmetic dentistry, from minor damage or loss of a tooth, through to significant tooth loss and the need for extensive restoration work.

Amputation

Charlotte has recently advised in a case of above knee amputation following admitted negligence by a hospital trust a number of years previously. The Claimant has been left with a very significant impact on his life, and his claim is currently pleaded in excess of £1 million.

Cancer

Charlotte has experience of cases involving a range of cancers, from those that are cured completely through to terminal cases, and so understands the particular difficulties that can arise in terms of breach, causation and quantification.

Gynaecology & Obstetrics

Charlotte has advised in a number of cases involving obstetric and gynaecological issues, and understands the sensitivities involved in such cases.

Medical / Surgical

Charlotte has been involved in cases covering a range of medical and surgical issues, including failures by GPs, NHS trusts and private medical professionals. These have involved patients who both have full capacity and those who have lacked capacity due to either mental or physical impairment, or as a result of being a child.

Notable Clinical Negligence Cases


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Admitted negligence in the context of bilateral popliteal artery aneurysms where the patient underwent above knee amputation.


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A FAA claim resulting from an admitted negligent failure to correctly interpret cervical smear samples.


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Allegations against GPs for failing to diagnose testicular cancer


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A trial resulting from a stillbirth where it was alleged the Claimant was overlooked by medical staff on attending hospital for some 40 minutes


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Allegations against various GPs for failing to treat hypertension for a number of years, resulting in kidney failure


Personal Injury

Charlotte has a strong personal injury practice. She regularly attends trial for road traffic accident claims, a significant number of which include issues of fundamental dishonesty. Her keen eye for detail is invaluable in such cases, whether representing Claimants or Defendants. Charlotte is also happy to receive instructions in relation to applications, Stage 3 hearings, infant approvals and other ancillary matters.

She has represented clients in cases featuring credit hire disputes, including recently a case of disputed liability with a credit hire element claimed of around £30,000.

In addition, she has experience of accidents at work, occupiers’ liability and public liability claims and of Criminal Injury Compensation appeals.

Catastrophic Injury

In both her personal injury and clinical negligence practices, Charlotte has experience advising clients in cases involving multiple very significant injuries with long term impacts.

A recent example is her clinical negligence case involving an above knee amputation, following admitted negligence in the treatment of bilateral popliteal artery aneurysms.

Notable Personal Injury Cases


Lex Autolease v Tweddle (Lawtel Document AC0145165)

In 2014 Charlotte acted for the Defendant in a collision where liability was admitted and damages for the cost of repair had been paid. She successfully argued that the Claimant’s evidence that they had suffered a diminution in value of the vehicle over and above the cost of repairs was inadequate to prove any loss was in fact suffered.


Related News, Resources and Events

Publications


Disbursements within the Fixed Recoverable Costs in Lower Damages Clinical Negligence Scheme

On 8th May 2024 the government published its response to the consultation on disbursements (i.e. costs incurred that are not ‘profit costs’ in accordance with…

Podcasts


Dental Negligence Vlog 4: Part 35 Questions

Welcome to the fourth vlog in our series on Dental Negligence. Host Dr Louisa Sherlock is joined again by dental expert Dr Lucy Nicholls along with Dr…

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  • MA (Oxon)
  • BA (Hons) Jurisprudence

Related News, Resources and Events

Publications


Disbursements within the Fixed Recoverable Costs in Lower Damages Clinical Negligence Scheme

On 8th May 2024 the government published its response to the consultation on disbursements (i.e. costs incurred that are not ‘profit costs’ in accordance with…

Podcasts


Dental Negligence Vlog 4: Part 35 Questions

Welcome to the fourth vlog in our series on Dental Negligence. Host Dr Louisa Sherlock is joined again by dental expert Dr Lucy Nicholls along with Dr…

View all related news

Clerk Team

William Theaker

Practice Director, Clinical Negligence & Personal Injury

williamt@no5.com

07494 070989

Clare Radburn

Practice Director, Family, Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury

clarer@no5.com

07809 407950

Pete Mottram

Practice Manager, Clinical Negligence & Personal Injury (Multi-Track)

peterm@no5.com

Ed Milburn

Personal Injury (Fast-Track) Team Leader

edmundm@no5.com

Matthew Reeves

Clinical Negligence, Personal Injury (Multi Track) and Regulatory Clerk

matthewr@no5.com

Tracey Witherford

Clinical Negligence & Personal Injury (Multi-Track) Clerk

traceyw@no5.com

Morgan Smith

Clinical Negligence (Multi-Track) & Personal Injury Clerk

morgans@no5.com

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