Teresa Hargreaves

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Teresa is a Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury specialist with almost 20 years experience. Much of her work is of a complex nature and / or of substantial value. She acts for both Claimants and Defendants and particularly enjoys tackling difficult issues.
A significant element of Teresa’s practice relates to cases involving spinal injuries arising from clinical negligence, including tetraplegia, paraplegia and cauda equina cases. Her experience of catastrophic injury cases is not, however, limited to spinal cases and encompasses all aspects of serious trauma and medical / surgical complications.
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 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 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 (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 and NHS Trusts.
Teresa also lectures to solicitors on all aspects of clinical negligence litigation and recent developments.
Examples of practice:
B v NHS Trust: failure to act on MRI scan results following spinal surgery leading to tetraplegia.
H v NHS Trust: lack of consent relating to spinal surgery following which C developed cauda equina. Settled at JSM.
Examples of Practice:
Notable Cases
Paterson Breast Litigation
Advising on settlement and quantum in multi-party litigation
R v University of Leicester Hospitals NHS Trust
Failure to diagnose bowel cancer in young mother. Lost years claim. Settled at JSM
F v Worcestershire Acute Hospitals
Failure to diagnose oesophageal cancer. Fatal Accident Claim.
Metal on metal implant claims
Advising in group litigation.
Personal Injuries Bar Association
Formerly a member of the Bar Council representing barristers under seven years call
LLB (Hons) (Birmingham)

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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 NHS Foundation Trust [2019] EWHC 1889 (QB)....

Date: Tue, 03 Sep 2019