Beverley is senior executive and a key member of Thompsons Solicitors’ Medical Negligence Team.
Based in Manchester and covering cases throughout the North West, Beverley began her career as clinical negligence solicitor in September 1999. Before that Beverley was a registered general nurse with a specialisation in intensive care.
Combining extensive medical expertise with expert legal skills, Beverley leads complex, high value claims for medical negligence that has occurred during treatment of children and adults in hospitals, walk in centres, GP surgeries, dentists, opticians and pharmacies.
A recognised expert in clinical negligence litigation, Beverley has previously been a member of the Law Society’s clinical negligence panel and the solicitor accreditation panel of the Action Against Medical Accidents charity.
Beverley has experience across the entire gamut of clinical negligence – from brain injury, gynaecology, cerebral palsy and loss of life claims to those involving surgery, cancer, orthopaedic injuries, dentistry and pressure sores – and often provides representation for clients who have sustained injuries of a life changing nature.
Thompsons puts clients at the “heart of the matter” says Beverley. Her colleagues’ empathetic and supportive approach to claimants, along with their rigorous and determined pursuit of justice for those they represent, makes Beverley proud to work at the firm.
In her spare time, Beverley enjoys a good box set, Zumba sessions and taking her two French Bulldogs, Reggie and Monty, out for walks.
Clinical negligence claim: Beverley represented a child who as a consequence of negligence during her birth suffered from cerebral palsy. After liability was admitted, Beverley secured a £600,000 interim payment to help the child’s parents purchase suitable accommodation and set up a provisional care regime. As the claimant is a young child, the final award will decided in the future, when the full extent of the damages and injuries can be determined.
Clinical negligence claim: Beverley represented a child who sustained an Erbs palsy injury to her left arm during birth. The child’s mother brought the claim on her behalf and acted as a litigation friend. Using medical evidence, Beverley established that excessive force during the delivery caused damage to the child’s brachial plexus. Despite liability being denied, the case was settled with a compensation package of £140,000.
Beverley’s former client said: “I had an excellent level of service from Bev. She would always go the extra mile and with her nursing background I felt that she got to the heart of medical matters easily. It was a stressful time for me and Bev made me feel reassured and less anxious.”
Another of Beverley’s former clients said: “Bev is compassionate and very thorough. She is approachable and explains matters in an easy to understand manner. She made me feel that my son’s case was important and she supported me throughout the claim.”