Bernadette McGhie

Executive Director

My background as a general and paediatric nurse provides me with a great advantage when acting for claimants in medical litigation, and forms the basis of my special interest in paediatric and birth injury cases.

Bernadette McGhie - Enable Law
  • 'Exceptional and personal service...I cannot recommend Bernadette highly enough.'
  • "Fantastic; nothing was too much and she was supportive the whole way through."
  • 'Thank you for all your hard work to achieve this great result. Life ahead seems less worrying knowing there will be extra help.'

I specialise in brain injuries, including birth-related neurological damage and maternal injury.
Prior to training as a solicitor, I qualified as a general and paediatric nurse and enjoyed a very successful clinical career for many years.  I am also a member of national charity Baby Lifeline’s multi-professional advisory panel (MPAP). I also have a special interest in cases involving the prescription of Sodium Valproate in pregnancy resulting in foetal abnormalities.

Career Highlights

Led the investigations to achieve a substantial settlement on liability for a client who suffered a brain injury during his birth, resulting in cerebral palsy.

Took on a case from another firm of solicitors and successfully settled the matter out of court for a multi-million pound sum, which will allow my brain-injured client to live a more independent life (Ganz v Childs & Ors [2011] EWHC 13 (QB) 11/01/2011)

I conduct a busy caseload, including a wide range of high-value birth injury and maternal damage claims.


Other Information

I was a Trustee of the Meningitis Trust for many years and, building on this and my nursing experience, I maintain a firm interest in meningitis.

I am also an AvMA Clinical Negligence Panel member.