Angela specialises in all aspects of personal injury and clinical negligence litigation and has a balanced practice, representing both Claimants and Defendants. She frequently acts for major insurers and local authorities and is regularly instructed in high value cases involving complex medical evidence. She has an excellent understanding of the medical issues arising in high-value personal injury claims, with particular expertise in brain injury cases as well as cases involving complex psychiatric injury and chronic pain conditions.
Angela is experienced in dealing with difficult causation issues where careful but confident handling of medical experts is required and regularly accepts instructions to appear at inquests, including Jury and Article 2 inquests. She is experienced in fatal accident claims, including cases where there are complex financial issues and multiple dependents. She also has considerable experience in advising both Claimants and insurers as to issues relating to motor insurance, and has advised many times on coverage and policy issues, liability under the Road Traffic Act 1988 and Motor Insurers’ Bureau liability.
Angela is experienced in joint settlement meetings and mediations, where she is able to combine a robust approach in negotiations with sensitivity towards her own clients. She is well known for her friendly and approachable manner with both lay and professional clients, and welcomes calls or emails to discuss a tricky point that would not normally justify formal instructions. She is known for her meticulous preparation and detailed analysis of cases as well as her skilled advocacy and has been praised in the Court of Appeal for her “excellent submissions” advanced “in an attractive and efficient way” Opoku v Tintas -  All ER (D) 81
As well as her personal injury practice, Angela has acted as legal advisor to the Chief Constable of Lancashire Constabulary in police disciplinary matters.