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Meet The Team - Birth Injury Claims

Having the right team behind you during any birth injury case is essential and we believe we can offer you excellent service due to the strength and depth within our team backed by a national practice.




Trainee Solicitors:

  • Charlotte Peel


Sarah Grogan - Partner – Leeds

Sarah has a wealth of experience of working with individuals who have suffered traumatic brain injuries and has also dealt with high value, complex and in some cases fatal, personal injury and medical negligence claims, including negligence during surgery and delayed cancer diagnosis. Sarah qualified in 1995 and became a partner of the firm in 2002.

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David Thomas - Partner – London

David has extensive experience acting for membership organisations such as trade unions and private individuals in serious and fatal injury cases and the majority of his case load focuses on claims involving medical negligence against hospitals, doctors and other clinicians in NHS and private sectors. Typical damages awards range from £10,000 to £1,000,000 plus and David is happy to accept instructions on a No Win No Fee basis. David is an accredited Senior Litigator with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and he is also an accredited Mediator.

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Lisa Swales - Partner – Leeds

Lisa has experience in a wide range of both medical and dental negligence claims and particularly enjoys assisting parents in claims on behalf of children including Erb's Palsy and Hip Dysplasia claims. Lisa has settled a variety of birth injury claims as well as having considerable experience in relation to successful amputee negligence claims. Lisa was promoted in July 2012 to an Associate and became a Partner in May 2015. Lisa is an accredited member of the Law Society's Clinical Negligence Panel and a member of Headway (Brain Injury Charity) in York.

Lisa is recommended in the Legal 500 United Kingdom 2016 edition. The ‘very hardworking’ Lisa Swales was promoted to partner in 2015.

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Geoffrey Simpson-Scott - Partner - Kingston

Geoff is a Partner in the Medical Negligence team and has over 10 years' experience dealing with a wide variety of clinical and medical negligence claims for clients.

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Sarah Holdsworth - Associate - Leeds

Sarah specialises in medical negligence claims and has experience in dealing with a wide variety of claims including accident and emergency, spinal injury, delay in diagnosing cancer, claims against GPs, urogynecology, orthopaedics and birth injury claims.

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Lindsay Clark - Solicitor - Leeds

Lindsay joined Simpson Millar LLP's Medical Negligence team in April 2014. She qualified as a solicitor in September 2011 and then went on to specialise in medical negligence at a York Based firm.

Originally, from Essex, Lindsay graduated from Northumbria University in 2006 with a First Class Honours degree in Law. She then went on to travel the world, before starting work as a Paralegal at a niche law firm in Leeds dealing with catastrophic personal injury claims.

It was whilst completing her Training Contract at another Leeds law firm that Lindsay developed a keen interest in medical negligence work.

Lindsay is dedicated to her work, is sympathetic and above all she is committed to achieving the best result for her clients.

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Penny Stead - Solicitor - Leeds

Penny joined Simpson Millar LLP in October 2008 as a solicitor in the Personal Injury team on a 1 year fixed term contract to cover for maternity leave. She was retained at the end of the contract and remained in the Personal Injury team until transferring to the Medical Negligence team in July 2010.

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Sarah Chambers - Solicitor - Leeds

Sarah completed a Law with Criminology Degree at the University of Hull before finishing her Legal Practice Course at the York College of Law. Sarah immediately moved into Medical Negligence work whilst completing her Training Contract with Rapid Response Solicitors. Sarah qualified as a Solicitor in Civil Litigation on the 1st May 2014 and has three and half years experience with Medical Negligence Cases.

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