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.
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 has a keen interest in dental negligence cases. Louisa has written a book, "A Practical Guide to Dental Negligence Litigation” due to be published in April 2023.
Louisa has extensive experience in matters involving expert witnesses, and cross-examines expert witnesses as part of their assessments with the Expert Witness Institute. She has successfully argued Daniels v Walker at trial.
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.
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
Denning Society, Lincoln’s Inn
Joint Dental Faculties of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, London
North of England Medicolegal Society
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 reviews this appeal to the Court of Appeal of a High Court decision...

Date: Mon, 28 Mar 2022
In the final vlog in the series, Dr Louisa Sherlock, No5 barrister and former dental surgeon, discusses the topic of oral cancer with Henry Pitchers QC...

Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2021
In this vlog, Dr Louisa Sherlock, No5 barrister and former dental surgeon, discusses Part 35 questions with Charlotte Robinson-Jones...

Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2021