Esther specialises in clinical negligence litigation, with a busy and well-established practice spanning a broad spectrum of medical fields. Her work includes high value claims, complex matters involving multiple defendants, and injuries of the utmost severity including fatalities.
Esther has extensive experience dealing with cases involving delays in diagnosis and mismanagement of cancer and is well-versed in the particular complexities that often feature in cancer-related cases such as tumour doubling times and survival statistics.
Esther prides herself on being accessible and responsive, and working as a team with her instructing solicitors. She is regularly complimented by medical experts for her impressive grasp of medical issues. Professional clients often instruct her in the most delicate cases, for her sensitive and empathetic approach.
Recent cases include:
- Delay in diagnosis of throat cancer, resulting in patient’s death
- Delay in diagnosis of ocular melanoma, resulting in terminal diagnosis
- Delay in diagnosis of oral cancer, resulting in extensive treatment and disfiguring scarring
- Delay in diagnosis of squamous cell carcinoma resulting in nose amputation
- Delay in diagnosis of bowel cancer, resulting in patient’s death
- Delay in diagnosis of Paget’s disease, resulting in development of breast cancer, extensive treatment and premature menopause
- Mismanagement of prostate cancer resulting in permanent and complete incontinence and impotence
"Esther is really exceptional. She is very good at making complex medical concepts accessible and easy to understand." "Esther is excellent with clients, very understanding and empathetic. She has a meticulous eye for detail."
Chambers UK 2023 (Band 1)
"Esther is clear-headed and insightful with strong analytical skills. She is a persuasive advocate and has a great client manner."
Legal 500 2023 (Tier 1)
"Very intelligent and an impressive advocate in court." "She has a lovely manner with clients, good attention to detail and is very considered in her advice."
Chambers UK 2022 (Band 1)
"Strong analytical skills and able to assess complex issues incisively. Excellent advocacy skills and empathetic client communication."
Legal 500 2022 (Tier 1)
“Extremely thorough, efficient and sensible. She is lovely with clients and is a safe pair of hands.” “She is calm and collected and her written work is outstanding.” “She's technically brilliant and her knowledge is unbelievable.”
Chambers UK 2021 (Band 1)
“She analyses information forensically and identifies strengths and weaknesses in a case early on.”
Legal 500 2021 (Tier 1)
“Incredibly intelligent and able to think quickly in a wide range of cases.”
Legal 500 2020 (Tier 1)
“She has excellent attention to detail and gets to know a case inside out.” “She is exceptionally good at dealing with clients who have sensitive personal issues and acts with empathy and professionalism.” “She’s very effective, to-the-point, efficient in conferences and is able to easily identify problems and deal with them quickly.”
Chambers UK 2020
Recorder – Civil, Midlands
Personal Injuries Bar Association
Bar Council Retention Panel
Chair of Midland Circuit Women’s Forum
Panel Reviewer for Bar Pro Bono Unit
UK Association of Women Judges
BSc Mathematics and Philosophy (First Class, Sheffield)
Post-Graduate Diploma in Law (Distinction, Nottingham)
Bar Vocational Course (Outstanding, Nottingham)
Approved for Direct Access work
Birmingham Law Society Barrister of the Year 2020/21