Sarah SkinnerPrincipal Associate
Sarah is a Principal Associate in the Birmingham office. Sarah joined Weightmans in 2016 and having qualified as a solicitor in 2001, she has over 19 years post qualification experience in clinical negligence and insurance litigation to include cases involving claims validation issues. She specialises in defendant clinical negligence litigation for NHS Trusts and NHS Resolution, advising clients on high value and complex claims within the healthcare sector. She has substantial advocacy experience having been called to the Bar in 1998 and regularly attends Court on behalf of clients.
Sarah handles cases of maximum severity to include brain injury, psychiatric damage, neurosurgery cases such as cauda equina syndrome, vascular matters resulting in amputation/stroke cases with values exceeding £10million. She is experienced in dealing with cases involving the vast majority of medical specialisms to include paediatric matters and cases of particular sensitivity.
In addition to utilising various forms of ADR to facilitate resolution, Sarah also has extensive trial experience to include complex reported High Court cases. Sarah has successfully defended a number of cases at trial resulting in significant savings for the defendant. Sarah’s advocacy experience means that she is able to work sensitively with NHS Trust factual witnesses to develop their confidence and to prepare them for trial.