Teri has been acting for clients in medical negligence claims since 2013 and joined Shoosmiths in 2023 as a Senior Associate.
Teri has a passion for women’s health issues and particularly for acting for women following mismanaged labours. Teri has achieved successful outcomes for client’s in claims for third and fourth degree tears, urinary incontinence, faecal incontinence, prolapses and psychiatric injury. Working alongside clients, witnesses and medical experts, Teri builds a claim with care and dedication.
Another of Teri’s specialisms is acting for families following bereavement. The families that Teri has acted for have lost loved ones due to misdiagnosis, negligently performed operations and failures in post-operative care amongst other causes. The loss of a parent, spouse, sibling or child is devastating for a family and Teri handles these cases with sensitivity and resolve.
Inquest work is also something Teri is passionate about. She has acted for families in inquests including liaising with the Coroner, advising on Inquest procedures, preparing statements for Inquests and advocating at Inquests, including in court and at Inquests held remotely.
Teri says "I act for people when they have been let down. They come to me in some of the most difficult circumstances of their lives, struggling, despondent, angry and sometimes bereaved. My role is to help them find their voice, tell their story and pull together a medico-legal team to get to the bottom of their complaints."