Dr Louisa Sherlock

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Louisa is dual qualified in dentistry and law.
Louisa practised as a dental surgeon for over a decade, both within the NHS and privately. As well as treating patients, she assisted with the running of a busy NHS practice and helped staff to prepare for CQC inspections.
Louisa is currently being led by Henry Pitchers QC on a complex brain injury case involving several experts from different medical disciplines.
Given her professional background, Louisa accepts instructions from both Claimants and Defendants in all aspects of Clinical Negligence work, bringing her experience to bear. She can readily understand the terminology used in medical and dental records, and appreciates the challenges and practicalities of working within the NHS and also the private sector. She has drafted pleadings and opinions across many different areas of Clinical Negligence work and has a keen interest in dental negligence cases.
As a dental surgeon, Louisa was praised for her attention to detail and sensitivity when working with anxious patients. She is therefore well placed to work with clients who are understandably feeling anxious when facing the prospect of litigation.
She carried out further training with the Royal College of Surgeons of England, London, and following additional training with a Harley Street dentist, developed a private practice involving cosmetic dentistry, invisible orthodontics and facial aesthetics. She also did some work for a nation-wide facial aesthetics company.
Louisa was a member of her Local Dental Committee, assisting dentists who were having difficulties, whether that be financial difficulties, regulatory concerns or dealing with Clinical Negligence claims, and also worked alongside 111 when they were setting up a system that could effectively triage patients to NHS practices.
Since commencing her legal training, Louisa has received numerous awards, including the Lord Denning scholarship from Lincoln’s Inn. She provides lectures to dental surgeons on relevant legal matters as part of their Continuing Professional Development.
Louisa is also qualified as an international civil-commercial mediator and can conduct mediations, both in person and online, as well as represent clients in mediations.
Awards
Lord Denning Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn
Cholmeley Studentship Pupillage Award, Lincoln’s Inn
BPP Excellence Award, Leeds BPP University
Award for Outstanding Pro Bono work, Leeds BPP University
Ben Hoare Bell Award, Northumbria University
Memberships
Denning Society, Lincoln’s Inn
Joint Dental Faculties of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, London
North of England Medicolegal Society
Qualifications
Bar Vocational Course, Leeds BPP (Very Competent) [2018]
Graduate Diploma in Law, Northumbria University (Distinction) [2016]
Diploma, Royal College of Surgeons of England, London (MJDF RCS (Eng)) [2009]
Bachelor of Dental Surgery, Newcastle University (BDS) [2006]

Latest News & Publications

Dr Louisa Sherlock, barrister and former dental surgeon, considers the recent judgment in the case of Breakinbury v Croad (unreported) 2021....

Date: Tue, 04 May 2021
Dr Louisa Sherlock, barrister and former dental surgeon, hosts the first in a series of dental negligence vlogs. The series is aimed at junior dental negligence solicitors, or those solicitors starting out in the field....

Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2021
Dr Louisa Sherlock, barrister at No5 Barristers' Chambers and former dental surgeon, to host a series of vlogs on the topic of dental negligence. These vlogs will provide invaluable feedback from a number of experienced dental experts from a variety of different disciplines on how they think that lawyers could improve their chances of success and reduce their costs....

Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2021