Jade Ferguson

Called 2017

About

Jade specialises in personal injury, clinical negligence and employment. She also has a growing Court of Protection practice.

She accepts instructions in fast track and multi-track matters. She regularly drafts pleadings, advices and undertakes court work (including inquests) in both personal injury and clinical negligence cases.

Her practice benefits from previously working within the clinical negligence departments at two top ranked national law firms, where she gained significant experience in a wide range of clinical negligence cases, including high value brain injury and spinal injury claims.

[Jade] was thoroughly prepared and had a great manner with the family during such a difficult time” – AvMA (2019)

Jade has a growing Court of Protection practice, with particular focus on health and welfare decisions. She has previously acted for NHS Trusts, the Local Authority and P on mental capacity and inherent jurisdiction matters in the High Court.

Jade’s interest in healthcare law started at early stage. At university, she graduated top of her class in Healthcare Law. In 2017, she had a paper published by Cambridge Law Review in relation to consent to medical procedures and the best interests standard.

Jade also has a rapidly growing employment practice, with particular experience in issues arising out of healthcare and disability discrimination. She spent part of her pupillage focussing on employment work under the supervision of Claire Millns.

She is regularly instructed in preliminary and final hearings for both Claimants and Respondents and accepts direct access instructions. Her previous clients include NHS Trusts, NHS Blood and Transplant, universities, local authorities, Sky, BT, EE, Morrisons, Marks & Spencer.

[We were] impressed with her approach in the ET – ballsy and robust” – Instructing solicitor (2019)

 

Areas of Expertise

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

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.

Recent experience:

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Honourable Society of Gray's Inn

Actions Against Medical Accident (AvMA)

Leeds and District Medico Legal Society

Leeds Junior Lawyers Division

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

University of Leeds, LLB Law University of Law (Leeds)

Bar Professional Training Course

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