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Lester Aldridge appoints new Clinical Negligence Partner

By Karolina Skinner
10 August 2021

South Coast law firm Lester Aldridge has strengthened its personal injury and medical negligence capabilities with the appointment of Partner Liz Oaten (pictured). 

Oaten brings more than 30 years of extensive practical experience in managing high profile, clinical negligence claims. She has secured multimillion-pound settlements for claimants across a broad spectrum of specialities. and she is also experienced in pursuing professional negligence claims against solicitors arising out of their poor management of medical negligence claims.

Oaten has considerable experience in the courts and has been involved in several reported cases that have set legal precedents. She has specialised in handling clinical negligence cases since qualification in 1987, complemented by her postgraduate degree (LLM) in the legal aspects of medical practice and accreditation as a Mediator.

"I am delighted to welcome Liz to Lester Aldridge," said the firm’s Managing Partner, Matthew Barrow. "The addition of a lawyer of Liz’s calibre, who has the experience advising on all aspects of clinical negligence, enhances the support we can provide our clients, and complements our existing personal injury and medical negligence offering in the Bournemouth and Southampton offices."

Lester Aldridge is one of the largest South Coast law firms, based in Dorset with offices in Bournemouth, Southampton and London.