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Emma Doughty Joint Head of Clinical Negligence, London & Cambridge

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Emma is a clinical negligence solicitor at Slater and Gordon Lawyers in London. She is joint head of the clinical negligence department in London and Cambridge.

Emma is an experienced litigation solicitor specialising in clinical negligence claims.

As a skilled advocate, she has trained for and was recently awarded by the Law Society the Higher Rights of Audience qualification in June 2016, making her a Solicitor-Advocate.

During her career Emma has dealt with a wide variety of complex and high value claims.

These have included securing compensation for clients who have suffered as the result of delays in diagnosis of cancer and other illnesses, negligent surgeries and injuries during birth and during labour.

Emma has developed a specialism in claims concerning delays in diagnosis of cancer and more specifically in breast cancer.

She is currently running a large number of claims against Ian Paterson, the former breast surgeon from Birmingham who is being investigated for performing negligent and inappropriate surgeries.

Emma is considered to be one of the leading solicitors in the country in this litigation.


Career history

  • Since 2013 Slater and Gordon 
  • 2008 - 2012 Wilkin Chapman 
  • Bristol University 
  • Nottingham Law School

Recent Testimonials for Emma Doughty

“Just a quick thank you for the professional advice given by you over the period of my claim - I will have no hesitation of recommending you to anyone.”

Ms. K, London

“I am happy with the service I have received from Slater and Gordon Lawyers. You kept calm and professional all the way through a long and frustrating case. So thank you for all your help and effort in fighting my case!”

Ms Begum

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