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Jade Ferguson

Called 2017

Jade accepted tenancy with Parklane Plowden in November 2019 after successfully completing pupillage under the supervision of Sarah Brewis and Claire Millns. Jade maintains a broad civil practice but has a particular interest clinical negligence, inquests and personal injury.

Jade studied Law at the University of Leeds where she received the Pamela Walsh Peaker Memorial Scholarship for excellence. She was also awarded the Capsticks Health Care Prize, a prize awarded to the highest achieving student in Health Care Law. She went on to study the BPTC at the University of Law in Leeds, achieving Outstanding in a number of modules.

Before pupillage, Jade worked in the clinical negligence department at Stewarts in Leeds; a top ranked law firm in The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners. 

In 2017, Jade had a medical law paper published by Cambridge Law Review focussing on children and parental consent to non-therapeutic medical procedures.

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Areas Of Expertise

Areas of Expertise
Clinical Negligence
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Jade accepts instructions on behalf of Claimants and Defendants. She has experience in drafting statements of case, advising on liability and quantum, drafting schedules of loss in fatal cases and representing clients at inquests involving suggestions of clinical negligence. Jade also regularly advises on and represents clients at infant approval hearings.

Jade's practice covers all areas of clinical negligence, including obstetrics, emergency care, mental health, orthopaedics, ophthalmology and intrauterine deaths.

Recent experience includes:

- Representing a family at a 3 day inquest into the death of baby following a uterine rupture (

- Drafting Particulars for a claim involving the misplacement of forceps during delivery

- Assisting in a joint settlement meeting where the Claimant suffered a deterioration in his neurological symptoms following a negligent spinal surgery

- Assisting Howard Elgot in a complex brain injury claim arising from negligent treatment at a psychiatric hospital

Personal Injury
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Jade has a busy personal injury practice and is regularly instructed in a wide range of claims including road traffic accidents, employer’s liability claims, public liability claims and claims involving fraud/fundemental dishonesty.

Jade attends hearings at all stages of litigation, including pre-action applications, allocation hearings, costs and case management hearings, application hearings and trials. She regulary advises in conference and drafts statements of case and advices on liability and quantum.


Inquests & Fatal Accidents
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Jade has been involved in numerous inquests and accepts instructions in relation to healthcare-related deaths, deaths in the workplace, prison deaths and road traffic fatalities.

Recent experience:

- 3 day inquest into the death of baby following a uterine rupture (

- 2 day Article 2 inquest involving the death of a voluntary psychiatric in-patient

- 5 day Article 2 jury inquest involving a death in prison custody

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Jade has experience representing Claimants and Respondent at preliminary and final hearings.

Jade accepts instructions in all areas of employment including discrimination, maternity leave regulations and unfair dismissal. During pupillage, Jade accompanied her pupil supervisor, Claire Millns, to the EAT in an appeal in relation to extending time for an out of time complaint of disability discrimination.

Court of Protection
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Pamela Walsh Peaker Memorial Scholarship

Capsticks Health Care Law Prize

Articles & Publications
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J.M Ferguson, "Children Under the Knife: Current Interests, Future Interests or Parental Interests?" [2017] Cambridge Law Review 2

Personal Details

University of Leeds, LLB Law

University of Law (Leeds), Bar Professional Training Course

Professional Associations

The Honourable Society of Gray's Inn

Actions Against Medical Accident (AvMA)

Leeds Junior Lawyers Division

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