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Teresa Hargreaves

Call: 1999

‘Teresa is an extremely bright individual. She is comforting during conferences and always bottom- lines complex issues so that all understand the angles and the risks.’

"Teresa is very approachable. She is good at cutting through the detail and taking a realistic view of liability and quantum."

Teresa Hargreaves is a Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence specialist with 25 years’ experience.

Teresa undertakes work of substantial value and complexity for both Claimants and Defendants and particularly enjoys tackling difficult issues. She has extensive experience of catastrophic injury cases, multi-party litigation and fatal accident claims in both the PI and clinical negligence fields.

She is highly valued for her robustness, attention to detail, thorough preparation and straightforward yet sensitive manner with clients.

She has strived to retain a court-based practice which means that she has a particular skill of handling lay and expert witnesses, both in conference and at trial. She has specialist knowledge on procedural issues and costs, which has proved invaluable during long running and complex litigation.

Expertise

Personal Injury

Teresa’s personal injury practice includes the following areas:

  • Serious brain injury;
  • Limb amputation;
  • Serious spinal injury;
  • Pain disorder;
  • Psychiatric injury (including secondary victim claims);
  • Group litigation;
  • Product liability;
  • Public liability (including occupiers and highways cases);
  • Employer’s liability;
  • Fatal accident litigation with complex dependency claims;
  • Complex quantum issues;
  • Road traffic accident claims with complex insurance issues and /or claims against the MIB; – Industrial disease claims;
  • Deafness;
  • Clinical negligence
  • Criminal Injuries compensation claims

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. She has specialist knowledge on procedural issues (such as breaches, admissions and limitation) and costs. She also advises Defendants and insurers on insurance policy issues.

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 and insurer clients on all aspects of personal injury litigation and recent developments.

Clinical Negligence

Teresa is a clinical negligence specialist with more than 20 years’ experience.

Much of her work is of a complex nature and / or of substantial value and, as a senior junior, she is extremely competent in undertaking such cases without the assistance of Leading Counsel. She is, however, often led when the complexity and / or value demands such input.

Teresa acts for both Claimants and Defendants and particularly enjoys tackling difficult issues. She has a relaxed and approachable style, which lends itself to working as a team with her instructing solicitor and experts.

Teresa combines her busy clinical negligence practice with her specialism in personal injury litigation, much of which is of high value and involves serious and catastrophic injuries. Her dual specialism provides her with wide and varied experience of medical issues which has proved invaluable.

Teresa is involved in claims from the early stages, providing initial advice on liability and quantum, attending interlocutory hearings and drafting pleadings, as well as taking cases through to joint settlement meetings and trial.

Teresa is highly valued for her robustness, attention to detail, thorough preparation and straightforward yet sensitive manner with clients. She has strived to retain and maintain a court-based practice, which means that she has a particular skill of handling lay and expert witnesses, both in conference and at trial.

Teresa has a specialist knowledge of procedural issues (such as breaches, admissions and limitation) and costs, which has proved invaluable during long running and complex litigation.

Teresa has extensive experience of Coroner’s Inquests, including Article 2 inquests, where she represents families, companies, medical practices / individuals and NHS Trusts.

Teresa also lectures to solicitors and other professional bodies on all aspects of clinical negligence litigation and recent developments.

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Recovering additional liabilities following a funding switch from Legal Aid

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Related News, Resources and Events

Uncategorised


Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence Vlog – Episode 3 – Can a claimant film a medico-legal examination?

WATCH RECORDING Teresa Hargreaves and Gareth Compton discuss two recent conflicting decisions as to whether a Claimant ought to be permitted covertly or overtly, to…

Uncategorised


Recovering additional liabilities following a funding switch from Legal Aid

Teresa Hargreaves, Costs lawyer from No5 Barristers’ Chambers, considers the apparent turn of the tide following the recent decision in AB v Mid Cheshire Hospitals…

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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

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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