Partner *Currently on Maternity Leave*
Department: Medical Negligence
Lydia studied Law and Philosophy at Kent University, before completing her Legal Practice Course at The College of Law in Guildford in 2003. Lydia began working at Coles Miller in 2004, initially assisting the Head of the Personal Injury Department in high value brain injury cases for over 3 years before embarking on her Training Contract. Lydia has specialised in medical negligence since 2008, subsequently qualifying as a Solicitor in March 2009. She was made Partner on 1 May 2015.
Lydia is a specialist in claims for tension-free vaginal tape (‘TVT’) repairs for vaginal incontinence, which is a growing field. She also has a special interest in cases involving brain injuries and delayed diagnosis of strokes; substandard hysterectomies; bowel, bladder and gastrointestinal injuries; kidney failure, dialysis and transplants; obstetrics; cardiac injuries; claims against opticians; delay in diagnosis of scaphoid fractures; failed hernia operations; product liability and complex consent issues.
Lydia prides herself on giving an efficient, friendly and approachable service in circumstances which can be particularly difficult for clients. Lydia is a proactive supporter of local business and charity, regularly attending Dorset Chamber events and fundraisers for Wessex Cancer Trust, Julia’s House and Diverse Abilities.
Tel: 01202 355695
Direct dial: 01202 338916
Fax: 0845 303 8542