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Helen Budge Principal Lawyer, Clinical Negligence

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Helen is a principal lawyer in our clinical negligence team at Slater and Gordon Lawyers in Manchester.

Having specialised in medical law for more than 10 years, Helen represents injured clients in claims against the NHS, GPs and private doctors and clinics.

Helen has substantial experience of a wide range of clinical negligence work including brain and spinal injuries, delayed cancer diagnoses, serious orthopaedic injuries, eye injuries and fatalities. She has represented a number of families in inquest proceedings.

Her notable cases include a settlement of £1,425,000 plus yearly payments of £290,000 for a 6-year-old boy suffering from severe cerebral palsy and a Court victory for the parents of a baby boy who died from meningitis.

An experienced public speaker, Helen has previously lectured on clinical negligence litigation for BPP Professional Education.


Career history

  • Since 2014: Slater and Gordon Lawyers
  • 2002-2014: Pannone Solicitors


  • Studied at the University of Durham and Manchester Metropolitan University Law School

Professional memberships

  • Member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)