Angharad Hughes

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Angharad has developed great expertise in a wide range of clinical negligence claims and now focuses on cases involving serious injuries to patients, including brain damage and spinal injuries. Settlements she has achieved include compensation totalling £17 million in 2023 for a child who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy after a delayed delivery, and £22 million in 2020 for another child with brain damage due to similar errors. The compensation will cover the cost of the lifetime of care these children require.

Also in 2023, Angharad secured £1.7 million for a woman left with permanent disabilities due to negligent treatment of cauda equina syndrome, one of many high value settlements she has obtained in such cases.

Angharad also has specialist experience in kernicterus cases and has previously obtained £8.8 million for a young boy with this form of severe brain damage due to mistakes made in the treatment of newborn jaundice.

Appointed as a trustee of the charity bibic in 2023, Angharad helps to guide and support the organisation, which supports children and young people with brain injuries, disabilities, neurological or developmental difficulties.

The 2023 edition of independent legal industry guide Chambers and Partners, praises Angharad for being “well equipped to deal with cases involving brain injuries during birth, cauda equina syndrome claims and matters arising from diagnostic errors”. A recent client told the guide, "She made the process far less stressful and was always available to answer any questions and explain things in an understandable way."

The Legal 500 has ranked Angharad as a leading individual for several years and it has previously described her as an ‘impressive litigator who is conscientious, efficient, and sympathetic.’

Angharad qualified as a solicitor into the JMW medical negligence department in 2008 before progressing to the position of partner in 2015. In 2013 she was appointed to the Law Society's Clinical Negligence Accreditation Scheme in recognition of her extensive experience.

Before joining JMW Angharad previously worked in historic child abuse cases, completing a training contract at Abney Garsden McDonald Solicitors. She completed a Law and French Degree at Swansea University before teaching English in Japan for two years. She then completed a Legal Practice Course at the College of Law, Birmingham.

In her spare time Angharad enjoys walking her dogs near her home in Derbyshire and travelling. She is also involved in her partner’s microbrewery business.

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