Jonathan joined BTTJ as a Solicitor in our Medical Negligence Department in January 2022. Jonathan joins us from a local firm, previous to this Jonathan worked at a firm in Northampton.
Jonathan has experience in dealing with a wide range of Medical Negligence matters including Orthopaedic, Urological and Ophthalmic, injuries occurring as a result of surgical error, delay in the diagnosis of cancer and cauda equina syndrome.
Outside of work Jonathan likes to spend time with his young family and newly acquired puppy. Jonathan is a keen supporter of football and rugby and coaches his son’s rugby team – Old Laurentians in Rugby.
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
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”.
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.