I’m delighted to feature in The Lawyer Hot 100 Career Quiz 2018 for my cutting-edge fertility and family law practice. To read the full interview click here.
The Lawyer Hot 100 “celebrates the UK’s top lawyers: the ones acting on the most significant matters, disrupting the industry with their creative flair. It tracks exceptional individuals from private practice, in-house and the Bar”.
Now in its 17th year, The Laywer Hot 100 continues to showcase legal innovation, expertise and achievements in the field of law. Fertility and family law is rapidly evolving in the UK. It creates complex legal and wider issues and is often out-paced by the needs and expectations of people building modern families using assisted conception. People’s personal and family lives are incredibly varied and this area of work requires not only extensive knowledge of the law but also understanding of individuals’ and their many motivations, pressures and experiences.
To read more about The Lawyer Hot 100 read my previous blog piece.
I am delighted to be included in The Lawyer’s Hot 100 List 2018 for my groundbreaking work in the field of fertility and family law and to be recognised ‘as influential at a law and policy making level’.
The Lawyer states its Hot 100 2018 List ‘is not simply about who has done the most or the biggest deals…. It recognises management figures leading their firm with vision, team leaders who have sparked incredible growth … litigators on groundbreaking cases”. Individuals included in The Lawyer Hot 100 List ‘must have star quality’. Each year, The Lawyer receives many hundreds of nominations and it ‘gathers together the best lawyers in the UK – the most daring, innovative and creative’.
It is a privilege to receive this accolade and feature in The Lawyer’s Hot 100 List 2018 in recognition of my work in the legal and medical sectors. This includes my role in delivering groundbreaking expert evidence in complex medical negligence proceedings in the High Court in the case of XX v Whittington Hospital NHS Trust  EWHC 2318 (QB). This first of its kind judgment secured the first ever UK damages award for surrogacy and represents the cross-section of medical negligence and fertility law and practice in the UK.
My specialist practice transcends both the legal and medical sectors. I am a specialist contributor on surrogacy law in leading legal reference book The International Family Law Practice (Fifth Edition, December 2016-17). I am also co-author of medical reference book Reducing Risk in Fertility Treatment (First Edition, April 2015).
I remain committed to contributing to the future landscape of the law and legal services in the UK. This includes raising awareness and understanding of complex fertility, parenting and family law issues which underpin assisted conception and fertility treatment, modern families and complex medical negligence cases with a gynaecological and fertility dimension.
The Lawyer’s Hot 100 List lists specific practice areas, which identify the most outstanding lawyers in their fields. To read more click here.