Catherine AinsworthPrincipal Associate
Catherine Ainsworth is thorough, tactically astute and very pragmatic in her approach to complex high value cases. She is extremely knowledgeable about clinical negligence and health related personal injury matters.Legal 500 2022
Catherine joined Weightmans in 1999 and qualified as a solicitor in September 2001. She has a litigation background, having previously undertaken EL/PL in the insurance/retail sectors and professional indemnity claims for Bar Mutual. She became Associate Solicitor in 2006 and has been undertaking healthcare work for the last 11 years, handling EL/PL and clinical negligence claims.
She is experienced in EL/PL claims including manual handling, occupational stress, asthma, deafness and disease. She handles a range of clinical negligence claims for the NHS Resolution and NHS trusts, and is experienced in claims involving birth injury, psychiatric treatment, oncology, misdiagnosis/delayed diagnosis, surgical negligence and spinal and brain injury cases.
Catherine has handled a range of complex/high value clinical claims since 2006 onwards including claims involving spinal injury/paralysis and brain injury with values of up to £5 million. She also regularly handles multi party actions involving the MPS/MDU.
Catherine also has experience of handling dental claims within the NHS sphere, most notably dental claims arising out of oncology treatment.