Called 2017 Email Megan
Megan accepted tenancy in October 2019 after successfully completing pupillage under the supervision of Andrew Sugarman, Hylton Armstrong, Nicola Twine and Lucy Bairstow. She practises clinical negligence, personal injury and employment law.
Megan’s growing practice includes both court work and paperwork. She regularly advises on liability and quantum in injury claims and drafts pleadings in all areas of her practice. In employment matters, she accepts instructions for preliminary and final hearings, including remedy hearings. She is thorough in her paperwork and reliable in court.
Before pupillage, Megan graduated from Durham University with a law degree and went on to complete the Bar Professional Training Course at the University of Law in Leeds. She was the only student in her year to be graded as “Outstanding” and achieved the highest grade nationally at the University of Law. Then, she worked as a catastrophic injury paralegal at a top ranked law firm in The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners focusing on brain and spinal cord injury cases.
Megan is a very capable junior and accepts instructions on behalf of claimants and defendants. She will advise on both liability and quantum and undertake court work including associated inquests at an early stage.
A large part of Megan’s pupillage focused on clinical negligence work. This, along with her catastrophic injury experience, means she is comfortable with a range of medical issues. Her experience includes: orthopaedic surgery, obstetrics, diabetes and emergency medicine claims. She also has experience in mediation and regularly advises on and attends infant approval hearings.
Megan has a busy employment practice and accepts instructions on behalf of claimants and respondents. She attends preliminary and final hearings and is always prepared to tackle tax and mathematical issues at remedy hearings.
Her experience spans extensive amounts of employment law including conferences, judicial mediation and ET hearings covering discrimination, maternity leave regulations and unfair dismissal. Notably, she accompanied her pupil supervisor, Andrew Sugarman, to the EAT on a sensitive discrimination matter.
Megan accepts instructions for inquests in a variety of fields, but her primary interest is healthcare related deaths as this compliments her clinical negligence practice well. She has acted for families at inquests and is currently a member of AvMA.
During pupillage, Megan also gained experience of drafting high value schedules of loss with multiple dependency claims.
Megan is regularly instructed on behalf of claimants and defendants in all aspects of personal injury litigation. Her experience includes:
University of Law - Provost Award of Excellence
University of Law - Advocacy Scholarship
Durham University - LLB Law Degree - 2.1
University of Law, Leeds - BPTC - Outstanding
Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA)
Leeds & District Medico-Legal Society
Employment Lawyers Association (ELA)
Leeds Junior Lawyers Division - Bar Representative
The Honourable Society of Gray's Inn