Beth Reay


Clinical Negligence


Beth is a Partner in JMW’s Clinical Negligence department and handles a diverse range of cases arising from a number of different types of medical treatment. Beth has a particular interest in cases involving brain and spinal injuries to both adults and children. Beth has a particular interest in fetal medicine and obstetrics and handles a diverse range of cases including claims arising from mismanagement of pregnancy and delivery resulting in cerebral palsy, stillbirth and neonatal death. She also handles a wide range of other cases including delay in diagnosis of Cauda Equina Syndrome, spinal surgery, hospital fatalities and inquests. As a result, Beth has a great deal of experience in advising bereaved families and families who are coming to terms with their loved one’s significant disabilities following an avoidable medical accident.


Beth qualified as a Solicitor in 2007 and joined JMW in January 2012 from Irwin Mitchell. Originally from Cumbria, Beth completed her law degree at the University of Bristol and the Legal Practice Course at Northumbria University. Beth has worked exclusively with victims of serious injury since starting her legal career in 2005.

Beth is a recommended lawyer in the 2015 edition of the industry bible Legal 500, which comments that Beth has ‘a first-class brain coupled with astonishing diligence and dedication to her clients’. The 2013 edition of Legal 500 commented that Beth had ‘encyclopaedic knowledge’.

Outside of work, Beth likes travelling to new destinations and visiting her dad in the south of France. 

Tel: 0161 828 8375


Recent Blogs from Beth
March 28th
Beth Reay, a partner in JMW's specialist medical negligence team, discusses Jeremy Hunt's apology to the family of a baby who died from sepsis after NHS failures. Beth argues that doctors should listen to parents more carefully.
October 26th
Beth Reay argues that some decisions on whether treatments should be offered to patients must be based on individual need, not the wider consensus following the publication of a list of 'unnecessary' treatments.
September 15th
Beth Reay, a partner in JMW's medical negligence team, discusses why the NHS is still not as transparent as it should be.

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