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Medical Negligence Team Two

About Me & The Team

Kathryn is a senior solicitor with over 11 years’ experience in the legal sector, having handled both defendant and claimant claims. Kathryn leads a team of junior and senior lawyers, dealing with a wide variety of medical negligence cases.

As the senior solicitor within the team, Kathryn is accountable for the progression of cases to the point of settlement or issue. She completes formal assessments of each case and strategically plans the progression of the case, ensuring all cases within her team run smoothly and our customers receive the justice they deserve.

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Fletchers acted professionally and with integrity throughout my case. They treated my case sensitively and communicated at critical points. I was grateful for their clear and concise information, explaining things in an easy way to understand. Particular thanks to Hannah Ashcroft who was fantastic to deal with throughout. She is a credit to the team at Fletchers!

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Team Members

Hannah Ashcroft

Solicitor

Hannah is a solicitor within our medical negligence department; she manages cases through to settlement or commencement of litigation and has over 5 years of experience dealing with customers who have suffered serious injuries and medical negligence. Within her role as a senior fee earner, Hannah is responsible for corresponding with customers and experts to ensure cases are conducted in a proactive and effective manner.

Liam Beswick

Fee Earner

Liam is a fee earner and is responsible for drafting letters of claim. He will have an in-depth understanding of the case in order to draft the letter of claim, which will outline the formal allegations we are making. He proactively chases a response to these letters and evaluates the quantum of the case. He will also collate and consider the customer’s losses, and negotiate with the Defendant if an offer of settlement is made.

Joe Richardson

Assistant Fee Earner

As the assistant fee earner in the team, Joe is responsible for obtaining expert evidence. He drafts detailed letters of instructions to medical experts in order to build evidence for the case. When he has obtained the expert reports, Joe will review them and advise the customer of their contents. He is also responsible for drafting a full exhaustive witness statement in support of the case, keeping it updated regularly as the customer’s condition changes

Dylan Caldwell

Junior Paralegal

Dylan is the junior paralegal in the team; he joined Fletchers in 2017 and is responsible for the collection of medical records and for arranging them to be paginated when they have been obtained. As a junior paralegal, Dylan is the first point of contact for customers and is required to liaise with them frequently. He is also responsible for drafting Pre-Action Disclosure applications for the Court in the event that hospitals, doctors or dentists do not disclose the customer’s medical records in a timely manner.

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  • The Law Society - Clinical Negligence
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