Part of the Brain Injury Team
Leila is a Solicitor in the Child Brain Injury Team. She works with Claudia Hillemand and acts exclusively for children who have suffered brain injury as a result of clinical negligence or an accident.
Leila joined the firm in January 2019 after qualifying in September 2018. During her training contract, Leila acted for clinical negligence claimants in cases arising from birth injury, delays in correct diagnosis, surgical errors and negligence which caused death. She also spent one year representing clients with mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases.
One of the cases which Leila worked on during her training contract was the successful liability trial of JRM v King’s College Hospital Foundation Trust (2017), a case relating to a child with a severe spinal cord injury sustained during delivery. She also assisted in settling a multi-million pound claim on behalf of a child with cerebral palsy caused firstly, by a delayed diagnosis of biliary atresia, which secondly led to a hospital admission during which his feeding tube was blocked, causing him to suffer a hypoxic brain injury.
Before beginning her training contract, Leila spent two years as a specialist clinical negligence paralegal.
Having worked for several years across a broad spectrum of clinical negligence cases, Leila now enjoys the challenges and rewards involved in acting exclusively for children with brain injuries.
Leila read Law at the University of Leeds. She began her legal training as a barrister before cross-qualifying as a solicitor and completing her LPC at BPP Law School.
• Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)