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Injury lawyer details for Sarah Coles

Injury lawyer - Injury lawyer details for Sarah Coles

Tel: 0113 3946894

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Back injury
Brain injury
Clinical negligence
Fatal accident
Head injury
Spinal cord injury

Injury lawyer - fellow
Clinical negligence specialist lawyer

About Sarah Coles

Sarah Coles is Partner and Regional Head of Leeds and Newcastle Medical Negligence Teams and is based in North Yorkshire with her family and dog. She is a Partner and specialises in Medical Negligence law with a particular interest in cerebral palsy cases, child brain injury work and amputation cases. Her teams support all types of medical negligence issues.

Sarah qualified as a solicitor in 1998 and has specialised in the field of clinical negligence law since qualifying. Sarah was brought up in Norwich, Norfolk and attended the University of Hull reading Law from 1991 then moved to York for Law School, returning to Norfolk in 1996 where she started her career at Cunningham John solicitors (now Ashton Legal) in 1996.

Sarah had a year’s career break in 2008/9 to do volunteer work in Africa alongside travelling. She moved back to North Yorkshire to work for Irwin Mitchell in September 2009. Sarah has handled a vast array of cases over the past 25 years including still birth cases; sepsis cases, amputation, encephalitis, child meningitis cases; delayed diagnosis of cancers; spinal injuries from failure to diagnose spinal abscesses; damage caused due to general surgery; and gynaecological and fertility cases.

Her special interest is in cerebral palsy cases, amputation cases and brain injury cases and supporting families throughout their legal journey and beyond.

Sarah has obtained over £100 million so far in compensation for her clients which has allowed them to have a far better quality of life than they anticipated. Rehabilitation and support is Sarahs focus for her clients. Sarah realises it not just a matter of obtaining compensation but ensuring that clients get the answers they want from the doctors or hospitals involved, receive the treatment they need and try to return to as normal a life as possible for themselves and their families and preventing the same thing happening to anyone else.

Sarah has been a member of the Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel Accreditation Scheme from 2003 to date. She is a member of APIL and on the APIL Clinical Negligence Specialist Accreditation and Assessor Scheme. Sarah is also a member of the AVMA Specialist Clinical Negligence Panel.

Sarah is very experienced in this field of law having been successful at Trials and the Court of Appeal.

Sarah supports local charities across the UK and in the North of England and having lived and studied in Hull has a strong link with East Yorkshire. She works closely with charities such as UK Sepsis Trust and local amputation support groups and more locally is involved with a number of charities such as Heel & Toe Charity, KIDS Hull, Mencap and SNAPs. She was also one of the founders of the children with additional needs network (CANN) for children’s charities in West Yorkshire and the North East, WY CANN and NECANN. These links allow her to access additional support for clients supplementing her legal services.

APIL membership: Legal Practitioner  - What does this mean?

APIL accreditation: Fellow, Clinical Negligence Specialist

Other memberships: Action Against Medical Accidents (AvMA), Law Society

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Sarah Coles
4 Wellington Place
West Yorkshire
Tel: 0113 3946894
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