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Julia joined BTTJ in September 2021 as a Fee Earner in our Clinical Negligence Department. She joined us from a Manchester based solicitors firm, and before that Julia spent over 4 years at the Criminal Cases Review Commission in Birmingham, as a Case Review Manager. 

 

Before pursuing a legal career Julia worked in management roles for the NHS and social care sector, qualifying as nurse specialising in mental health, and completing a masters degree at Warwick University.  Julia has also worked as an inspector for the Audit Commission and Care Quality Commission.

 

Outside of work Julia’s passion is art. Julia studied fine and decorative art at Christie’s in London, and enjoys travelling to art exhibitions in the UK, and abroad

Kirsten joined BTTJ in June 2021 as a Paralegal in our Medical Negligence Department having completed a Law degree at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Outside of work Kirsten loves to travel and enjoys spending time with her friends and family.

Elizabeth (known as Lizzy)  joined BTTJ in June 2021 as a Paralegal in our Medical Negligence Department having completed her Law degree at The University Of Law.

Outside of work Lizzie enjoys baking for family and friends, going to the gym and is keen netball player often participating for her local teams.

Jeanette joined BTTJ in January 2021 following a varied career in business administration, including working as secretary to a wide range of visiting consultants in a private hospital.

In her spare time she enjoys cooking for friends, wildlife photography and sharing enjoyable reads through several book clubs.

Jeanette started her career working at the Crown Prosecution Service before moving onto The Office for the Supervision of Solicitors. She joined the Clinical Negligence Department at BTTJ, having worked in the Medical Negligence and Personal Injury Department at her previous firm for nearly 16 years.

Her main objective is to provide a bespoke service, which caters to clients’ individual needs, with the aim of seeking justice and compensation for those clients who have been subject to negligent care/treatment and have suffered as a consequence. She is mindful of the stress and disruption that this can have on clients and their families, and aims to deal with their claims in a sympathetic manner and without any unnecessary delay.

In her spare time, she enjoys photography, travelling and has an interest in classic cars.

Janet has a wealth of experience being in practice since 1988.  Janet deals with all areas of Medical Negligence and specialises in Gynaecological and Obstetric cases.

Janet also has experience in Inquest work.

 

Lynette has a wealth of experience in advising and representing Claimants having been in practice for more than 14 years.

She is an Accredited Member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and Law Society Panel.

She was “Highly Commended” by the Law Society and a finalist of the South Wales Legal Executive of the Year 2011.

Lynette hails from Wales and is a keen supporter of Welsh Rugby.

Honours and Awards

“Highly Commended” by the Law Society and Winner of the South Wales Legal Executive, 2011 – Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and Law Society Panel, Accredited Member

Specialising in medical negligence cases since 1988, Tom has extensive experience and knowledge in advising claimants and their families, helping them get through what can be the most difficult of times.

He is a member of both the Action against Medical Accident (AVMA) panel and the Law Society Clinical Negligence panel.  He specialises in Cerebral Palsy and Brain Injury cases and other cases of maximum severity.

Tom heads the Medical Negligence Department at BTTJ and was instrumental in the Department’s recent renewal of its Legal Aid Franchise accreditation, the Auditor from the Legal Aid Agency commenting that the Department’s procedures were the best she had seen.

The Legal 500 has also recognised Tom, stating he is “highly experienced, has a great case load and is popular with clients”.

Specialist Areas of Practice

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Brain Injury Cases

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Actions against Medical Accident (AVMA)
  • Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel
  • Senior Litigator – APiL

Richard joined the Clinical Negligence Department in 2010 following a career at the Law Society and Solicitors Regulation Authority. Richard became a partner at BTTJ in 2021.

A keen rugby player and supporter, his first degree was in Sports Science; the Anatomy and Physiology elements of which gives him a head start in the world of Clinical Negligence.  He retrained during his time with the Law Society, achieving a commendation in the Graduate Diploma in Law and Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, and a distinction in a Master of Laws Degree in 2009.

Richard is a member of Action against Medical Accidents (AVMA), the recognised mark of expertise for specialist Clinical Negligence lawyers.

The Legal 500 has also recognised Richard, stating that he is ‘excellent‘, ‘clever‘, ‘hard working‘ and ‘canny‘.

Richard has experience of a very wide range of Clinical Negligence cases including Orthopaedic, Oncological, Urological, Infection, injury during surgery and the management of long term conditions such as diabetes and Crohn’s Disease.  He handles cases from inception to completion, including trial where necessary.  He enjoys broadening his medical knowledge with complex and unusual cases.

Richard also became an Affiliate Member of the Society of Estate Practitioners in 2012 and can advise upon, and create, Personal Injury Trusts to protect any settlement monies from being means tested by the state.