Paula Barnes

Medical Negligence, Mental Capacity


“Aside from my clinical negligence work which I remain passionate about after over 30 years of professional practice, I also have a real interest and knowledge of community care law (access to health and social care for the disabled) and wherever possible strive to make a real difference to the lives of injured claimants and their families”

I undertake clinical negligence claims at all levels, including catastrophic brain damage cases, cerebral palsy and acquired brain injury and spinal injury cases.

I have experience in dealing with claims in a variety of fields of medicine. I have been extensively involved in the management of claims in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Coroners Court. I have a reputation for total dedication to client care and have regularly obtained large awards of compensation through negotiation, court proceedings and mediation on behalf of victims of medical accidents.

My clients are often the most vulnerable in society; the elderly, disabled and children.

I am recognised as a Leader in my Field in independent legal directories such as Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners.

Career Highlights

Paula is a member of the National Consortium of Special Schools and Conductive Education Centres, which she previously Chaired, as well as a Trustee of Move Europe, a charity which promotes movement in children with neurological impairment, and the Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Centre an early year’s charity for children with cerebral palsy.

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