Felicity Cottle

Felicity is a solicitor in the Complex Injuries Team.  She joined Bolt Burdon Kemp as a newly qualified solicitor in March 2018.

As part of her training, Felicity assisted with a range of medical negligence claims against hospitals, general practitioners and dentists.  These cases involved delays in diagnosis and treatment of disease or injury, negligent surgery, unnecessary treatment, lack of consent and injuries sustained around the time of birth (both mother and child).  The claims were high value and complex, involving serious and life changing injuries.

Felicity also assisted solicitors with a range of personal injury claims, including road traffic accidents (motor vehicles, cyclists and pedestrian), public transport accidents, disasters at public events and tripping claims.  Felicity assisted with pursuing claims against the Motor Insurer’s Bureau where the defendant driver in a road traffic accident is either uninsured or untraced.  She also has experience in attending coronial inquests.

Whilst training, Felicity advised clients on issues involving wills, probate, personal injury trusts and applications to the Court of Protection for deputyship.  Felicity also advised clients on issues relating to housing and represented disabled clients who required significant adaptations to their home.

Prior to starting her training contract, Felicity worked as a paralegal at a commercial London law firm in the education team and at a global engineering firm as part of their in-house legal team.

Felicity studied English and obtained a Masters in Literatures of Modernity at the Royal Holloway, University of London.  Felicity then completed the GDL and the LPC at the University of Law, achieving a commendation and distinction respectively.  Felicity has volunteered as a trainee advisor at the Bexley Citizen’s Advice Bureau.