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Isabel Bathurst

Isabel is a specialist in catastrophic injury claims involving brain and spinal injured claimants and also has extensive clinical negligence experience, with expertise developed over 20 years. During the past 7 years, Isabel has concentrated her practice on foreign jurisdiction claims for both claimants and defendants and on inquest and inquiry work. Isabel's expertise includes European law cases but also cases in other jurisdictions outside the European Union including the US, Australia, Africa, Indonesia and Sri Lanka. The current trend of cosmetic surgery cases abroad is also serving to generate cross-border clinical claims.

Isabel has experience of providing personal representation and advocacy on behalf of families at inquests and giving support via the Foreign and Commonwealth Office with Victim Support for advice and family liaison for families subject to homicide abroad. Isabel facilitates legal support from an extensive network of foreign lawyers so that families may have legal advice abroad and representation at foreign criminal trials. Isabel has significant expertise of inquest hearings, notably as a Recognised Legal Representative to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry, which is subject to Article 2 of the ECHR. Isabel's clinical negligence experience includes acting for protected parties and she was recently involved with the Court of Protection and the Official Solicitor on the settlement of a case at £7.6 million.

Isabel also lectures and trains consultants and expert witnesses on clinical negligence cases and inquests. In her role as a Solicitor Advocate at Inquests, Isabel will provide an update to the media outside court.

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