Great attention to detail and particular strengths in high-value medical negligence claimsLegal 500 UK
Una Doherty has been ranked in the 2015 and 2016 editions of Legal 500, as a leading junior (Tier 1) in Personal Injury, Medical Negligence and Professional Negligence. In the 2015 edition it was said that she had “Great attention to detail and particular strengths in high-value medical negligence claims.” In the 2016 edition she was said to have “An impressive ability to assimilate a lot of technical information very quickly.” She has also been ranked for clinical negligence in the Chambers UK Bar Guide 2017: “Very able and efficient. She’s insightful and good at analysing cases.” “She’s always very well prepared.”
Una has a varied civil practice which covers a range of reparation and commercial disputes, although her main areas of practice are in personal injury and clinical negligence claims. She is instructed both for pursuers and for defenders and acts for clients ranging from individual litigants to insurers and public bodies. She is regularly instructed by the NHS Central Legal Office. She has extensive experience of high value personal injury claims including those involving catastrophic brain injuries. In the area of clinical negligence, she regularly acts in multi-million pound claims, including cerebral palsy cases.
In 2017, she became a members of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators after completing an International Arbitration Law course at the University of Aberdeen.
Recent selected cases:
Confidentiality prohibits the details of the numerous claims which have settled without recourse to the courts or in the course of proof.
- “Ampersand houses ‘an excellent group’ of advocates” – Strong showing for Ampersand in latest Legal 500 listings11 October, 2017
- Una Doherty appointed as part-time Legal Assessor15 May, 2017
- Successful defence in midwifery negligence action7 February, 2017
- Fatal Accident Inquiry into the death of Antony Storrie11 November, 2016