Caragh qualified as a solicitor in September 2021 and joined Gadsby Wicks the same month to specialise in medical negligence law.

Caragh provides our clients with a broad range of expertise, helping secure the best possible outcome for every claimant she works with.

Why did you become a medical negligence solicitor?

I became a solicitor to help people who had been subject to difficult circumstances through no fault of their own. And, as my practice developed, so did my passion for supporting clients who have suffered avoidable injuries.

Securing vital compensation and uncovering answers, so that those affected by substandard treatment can move forward and live a fulfilling life, keeps me motivated day in and day out.

What is your legal background?

In 2017, I began my legal career in clinical negligence as a paralegal at a firm in Cambridge. Here I assisted partners with a variety of pre-actions and issued litigation claims.

I then completed my training contract at Birketts LLP, where I gained experience in Wills and Probate, Family, Employment, and Commercial Property law.

After qualifying as a solicitor in September 2021, I set my sights on joining Gadsby Wicks, and have been a part of their expert team ever since. I assist those who have suffered substandard treatment secure the compensation and answers they so rightly deserve.

What motivated you to join Gadsby Wicks?

Gadsby Wicks has an outstanding reputation as a clinical negligence firm. Early on in my career, I knew that I wanted to be a part of this team, supporting clients during one of the most difficult times in their lives.

The wealth of specialist knowledge across the firm, and our total commitment to each claim, does not just draw high praise from those we support. This approach helps us deliver an excellent service and achieve the best possible outcome for everyone we represent.

I am dedicated to helping clients who have suffered from an avoidable injury and assisting them in not only securing vital compensation for any future care they need, but also securing answers for what has happened to them.

Caragh Hargreaves

What are your responsibilities at Gadsby Wicks?

As a solicitor at Gadsby Wicks, I am responsible for managing a varied caseload. Every day is different, but my main responsibilities include:

  • Speaking to and advising clients

  • Drafting statements

  • Reviewing expert evidence and medical records

  • Instructing barristers

  • Communicating with defendants to reach settlement

My clients have said my calm approach and ability to listen make me both approachable and empathetic. This helps them feel as though they have someone they can rely on, from the start of their claim all the way to resolution.

Additionally, my excellent colleagues and the wealth of knowledge, resources and skills at my disposal help me represent every client with the dedication needed to progress their claim and achieve positive, life-altering outcomes.

I am also a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and have been since September 2021.

What do you find fulfilling about your role?

Helping individuals seek reparations during some of the most challenging times in their lives is what drove me to clinical negligence law initially, and is still what motivates me every single day.

Assisting the people we represent to secure both the compensation they need and the closure they deserve is something I never take for granted.

In addition, because I am responsible for managing a varied caseload, I get to handle claims on a range of specialist topics, including gynaecological claims, general surgery claims, delayed diagnosis and misdiagnosis of cancer claims, as well as neonatal and paediatric claims.

What do you do outside of Gadsby Wicks?

When I’m outside of the office, I enjoy hiking in nature and playing tennis. I am also a keen cook at home, and love preparing dishes in my spare time.

Qualifications and professional memberships:

  • BA (Hons) English Literature, The University of Sheffield - 2016

  • Graduate Diploma in Law (Commendation), BPP Law School - 2018

  • Legal Practice Course (Distinction), BPP Law School - 2019

  • Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)

Team member accreditations

Senior Litigator - Association of Personal Injury Lawyers

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