Angela Curran - Mediator

SPECIALIST AREAS; CLINICAL NEGLIGENCE, PERSONAL INJURY, COURT OF PROTECTION
Mediator since April 1996
Particular Interest In: Birth trauma, neonatology, fatal accident, psychiatric negligence and oncology.
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“a standout lawyer” and “a genuine specialist” Legal 500

Professional

Angela was accredited as a mediator in 1996. In 2003 she was appointed to the Court of Appeal Mediation Panel, is a panel member of Trustmediation, a former member of The National Law Society ADR Commity and is former Director of ADR net. She receives mediation referrals from a wide variety of sources.

Angela is a very experienced mediator having conducted more than 100 mediations and mediated in other jurisdictions. She was very heavily involved in the Central London County Court scheme when in its infancy and in the mediation pilot at Newcastle upon Tyne County Court. Angela mediated in the NHS mediation pilot scheme and has been actively involved in training Judges from other jurisdictions in mediation. She has lectured extensively on the subject.

She qualified as a solicitor in 1994 and has practiced in clinical negligence law since that time. She deals with cases of the utmost severity, usually involving children injured at birth resulting in profound brain injury but has vast experience across the board in clinical negligence matters.

She is a member of the Law Society Clinical Negligence Accreditation Scheme and AVMA Specialist Clinical Negligence Panel.

She is listed in Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners and is recommended as a leader in her field.

A biochemist by training she particularly enjoys the forensic nature of investigating a case. Her clients are drawn from a wide geographical area on the basis of her reputation. Her experience ranges across all medical disciplines and she has pursued cases against Trusts, GPs, the Ambulance Service, private clinics and alternative therapists. Angela has experience of disciplinary hearings before the GMC. She is a keen advocate with lots of experience in the Coroners Court.

She has been head of Serious Injury and Court of Protection departments over the past 25 years and has considerable experience in both areas.

Mediation Experience; A Flavour

Personal Injury

  • Orthopaedic and psychiatric injury sustained in a factory as a result of unguarded machinery.
  • Orthopaedic and psychiatric injury as a result of a pedestrian being struck by a bus.
  • A Litigant in person against the Police for personal injury claim and also for alleged malicious prosecution and false imprisonment.
  • Parents of a small child run over by a bus where both parents witnessed the event and had significant psychiatric claims.
  • Psychiatric injury as a result of work place bullying by a member of staff.
  • A fatal accident claim by the estate of an individual who died as a result of falling into an industrial shredder during the course of his employment.

Professional Negligence

  • A claim against a solicitor’s practice on the basis of the failure to consider a loss of services in a fatal accident claim.

Clinical Negligence

  • Cerebral palsy case prior to issue of proceedings.
  • Cosmetic surgery case with a litigant in person, a very small value claim with huge issues. The case settled with a letter of thanks from both parties.
  • Neonatal death.
  • Unsuccessful face lift surgery.
  • Maternal injuries during childbirth.
  • EMT surgery.
  • Complex multiple orthopaedic injury.

Feedback

  • “analytical and perceptive”
  • “Very easy to communicate with.”
  • “Admired for the level of understanding and hard work she puts in to support her clients”
  • “Cannot be thanked or praised enough for the way she brought things together in a professional yet understanding fashion”
  • “Really gets to grips with the issues, ensured things ran in a very smooth way”
  • “Took the pressure out of the day”

For a preliminary discussion please call or email

mobile: 07802 486750
email: angela.kears.curran@gmail.com