Megan has a busy court and paperwork practice with chambers. She specialises in industrial disease (resulting from asbestos and noise exposure), clinical negligence and more general personal injury claims.
Megan conducts both remote and in person hearings on a regular basis and has a largely paperless practice.
Her court diary largely consists of small claim and fast track matters, stage 3 hearings and interim applications. She is most frequently instructed in claims involving credit hire, personal injury and RTAs.
Megan’s paper practice sees her regularly drafting pleadings and advices. She has most recently been instructed in matters involving noise induced hearing loss, asbestos related lung cancer, asbestosis and delayed medical treatment. She also regularly advises on quantum in a variety of factual settings. She is happy to consider instructions on a CFA basis where appropriate.
Megan has been praised by instructing solicitors for her communicative and thorough approach to case preparation.
Megan joined chambers upon successful completion of her pupillage in October 2020. During pupillage she gained particular experience in asbestos claims (both benign and malignant asbestos diseases), clinical negligence and general personal injury work and developed an interest in cases involving sexual abuse.
Prior to pupillage Megan worked at two London law firms as a paralegal, firstly focusing on domestic abuse (giving rise to her interest and understanding of the sensitive issues that arise in sexual abuse cases), and secondly in a clinical negligence department. She therefore has a clear understanding of claim management and the need to work closely with solicitors to achieve the best results in individual cases.
Megan also regularly contributes to chambers’ various blogs. Her clinical negligence articles have been republished in AvMA’s newsletters and on LexisPSL.
Megan is regularly instructed to draft pleadings and advise in industrial disease matters, most commonly in relation to asbestos and noise exposure.
Megan gained in depth and hands on experience of complex and high value asbestos claims in pupillage, which has given rise to her interest in this field. Since tenancy she has been instructed to advise on and plead claims for asbestosis and asbestos-related lung cancer often resulting from historic asbestos exposure.
Megan’s work in relation to noise induced hearing loss often arises from excessive noise exposure in the military. She has also worked on claims relating to noise exposure in other settings.
Megan is instructed by claimants and defendants to clinical negligence claims. She regularly drafts pleadings, advises on the merits of the given claim and also advises on quantum. Recent subjects include ophthalmic treatment and delayed referrals/ diagnosis. Megan is able to draw upon her pre-chambers experience as a paralegal in a clinical negligence department to inform her approach and understanding of the issues.
Megan’s current military experience relates to her noise induced hearing loss: see industrial disease above.
Megan is also keen to undertake other forms of military work such as claims involving PTSD and/or abuse.
This is one of Megan’s areas of interest resulting from her pre-chambers experience working with survivors of domestic abuse and pupillage experience of civil claims arising from abuse. Megan understands the complexity and sensitivity of the issues that come with this type of claim and hopes that representing these claimants will form a long-standing part of her practice at the Bar.
Megan’s personal injury work spans a wide variety of factual scenarios including road traffic accidents, injuries sustained at work and injuries sustained on private property. She regularly deals with liability and quantum issues in court as well as on paper. Megan acts for both claimants and defendants.
Megan regularly deals with the full range of mitigation issues that arise in relation to credit hire in both small claim and fast track matters.