Olivia Scates


Clinical Negligence


Olivia Scates has a national reputation for her work in the clinical negligence field. A member of the Law Society's Clinical Negligence Panel and Action against Medical Accidents’ solicitors’ referral panel since 1995, she has vast experience of all types of clinical negligence claims.

Olivia has particular expertise in successfully settling high-value brain and spinal injury claims, including cerebral palsy and cauda equina syndrome.

Olivia’s passion for making sure her clients get access to justice is renowned and she is recognised as a leading practioner in independent legal guide Chambers and Partners UK. The 2015 edition comments that she is an 'exceptional practioner'. Most recently, Chambers and Partners 2017 noted Olivia 'has acted on numerous cerebral palsy cases, and advises clients on cases concerning spinal injuries. An interviewee describes her as "extremely thorough, meticulous and creative."'

The Legal 500 2015 also describes Olivia as a "brilliant lawyer". 

Tel: 0161 838 2778

E-mail: olivia.scates@jmw.co.uk


Recent Blogs by Olivia
April 5th
Olivia Scates, who obtained £4.6 million for a boy who suffered catastrophic brain damage due to a delay in diagnosing meningitis, discusses the importance of heeding parental concerns by the medical profession.
October 31st
Olivia Scates, a partner in JMW's medical negligence team, discusses the newly launched NHS Rapid Resolution and Redress Scheme for birth injuries and what it could mean for families affected by this distressing issue.
July 28th
Olivia Scates, a partner in JMW's medical negligence team, discusses two financial issues affecting NHS and its concerning approach to them.

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