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Partner Manchester Clinical Negligence
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 £22 million for a child who suffered brain damage after their birth was mismanaged to cover the cost of their lifelong care. She also secured £1.75 million for a man left with permanent disabilities due to negligent treatment of cauda equina syndrome.
Angharad also has specialist experience in kernicterus cases, and 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.
The 2021 edition of legal industry guide the Legal 500 ranks Angharad as a Leading Individual and describes her as an ‘impressive litigator who is conscientious, efficient, and sympathetic.’
Angharad is also ranked in the 2022 edition of Chambers and Partners, and is praised for having 'a strong handle on the strengths of her case and gives a first-class service to her clients.' Chambers also comments that she is clearly an excellent solicitor; her knowledge and expertise in medical negligence are clearly evident’.
Angharad qualified as a solicitor into the JMWmedical 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.
- Clinical Negligence Accreditation Scheme The Law Society
- Leading IndividualThe Legal 500
- Recommended Lawyer The Legal 500
What others say
Enormously sympathetic to her clients and has excellent attention to detail.
Angharad Hughes is incredibly empathetic, which gains the trust of the client, but is also able to see the weaknesses of a case so that she gives realistic, balanced advice and does not give clients false hope. She is a very experienced litigator who doesn’t take any nonsense from the other side, but at the same time guides the client through every step of the process so as to minimise any stress of upset they might be feeling.