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 in cases involving obstetric mismanagement, including cases involving the loss of a baby, and is known for her sensitive and emphathetic approach in these most tragic of cases. In gynaecological work she is always able to put clients at their ease despite the often delicate issues.
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.
Recent cases include:
- Mismanagement of labour resulting in hypoxic injury and neonatal death
- Negligently-performed instrumental delivery resulting in shoulder dystocia
- Mismanagement of VBAC resulting in uterine rupture and injury to baby
- Mismanagement of emergency caesarean section resulting in severe bladder injury
- Mismanagement of post-natal catheterisation resulting in permanent urinary problems
- Uterine perforation during coil placement
- Missed diagnosis of hydronephrosis resulting in loss of kidney
"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
Chair of Midland Circuit Women’s Forum
Bar Council Retention Panel
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