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Jade
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Newcastle 0191 221 2121
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Jade Ferguson

Called 2017

Jade maintains a broad civil practice, with a particular focus on clinical negligence, inquests, personal injury and employment law.

She accepts instructions in fast track and multi-track matters, and regularly drafts pleadings and advices in both personal injury and clinical negligence cases. 

Prior to joining chambers, Jade worked as a clinical negligence paralegal in two top ranked national law firms. She gained significant experience in a wide range of clinical negligence cases, including high value brain injury and spinal injury claims. She came top of her year in the Medical Law module at university and has had a medical law paper published by Cambridge Law Review.

In addition, Jade has a growing employment practice and is regularly instructed in preliminary and final hearings for both Claimants and Respondents.

Jade previously received professional training in theatre and dance. She also qualified and worked as a dance teacher. In her spare time, she enjoys watching performances and attending the odd dance class. Jade also loves to travel, having previously taken a "round-the-world" trip through Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and South America.

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Areas Of Expertise

Areas of Expertise
Clinical Negligence
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Jade is a capable and confident junior with a keen interest in clinical negligence. She is experienced in drafting pleadings, advising on liability and quantum, and court work including inquests involving suggestions of clinical negligence.

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

Her recent experience includes:

  • Advising and drafting Particulars in a case involving a failure to provide ongoing treatment to a prisoner
  • Representing the family in an inquest following a sepsis related death
  • CCMC in a case involving a failure to provide Botox injections
  • Advising on quantum where the Claimant was given an excessive dose of adrenaline
  • Representing the family at a 3 day inquest into the death of baby following a uterine rupture (https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/17881377.friarage-hospital-errors-led-death-baby-henry-inquest-rules/)
  • 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
Inquests & Fatal Accidents
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Jade accepts instructions for inquests in a variety of fields, including healthcare-related deaths, deaths in the workplace, prison deaths and road traffic fatalities.

Previous clients have described Jade as being thoroughly prepared and as having a great manner with the family during a difficult time. She has experience questioning clinicians and independent medical experts in inquests.

Jade is open to accepting instructions for inquests on a CFA where a civil claim is pending.

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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, and trials. She regulary advises in conference, drafts pleadings and advises on liability and quantum. Jade also has experience with CICA matters.

Employment
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Jade is a very capable junior with a rapidly growing employment practice.

She accepts instructions to draft pleadings, advices and reguarly represents Claimants and Respondents at preliminary and final hearings.

Jade accepts instructions in all areas of employment although she has a particular interest in discrimination matters. 

Court of Protection
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Jade's Court of Protection practice benefits from her experience dealing with parties that lack capacity arising out of personal injury and clinical neglgience. She accepts instructions in all areas including deprevation of liberty declarations, welfare decisions, deputyships and removal of the nearest relative.

Scholarships/Awards
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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
Education

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 and District Medico Legal Society

Leeds Junior Lawyers Division

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