Sarah Barclay -

Sarah Barclay

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Sarah Barclay is a highly accomplished Clinical Negligence solicitor with more than 28 years’ experience.

She has extensive experience in all aspects of Clinical Negligence but specialises in complex cases surrounding birth injury and surgical claims. In one recent eight month period she recovered in excess of £28 million for clients in Clinical Negligence cases; included in this sum are a number of birth injury claims where damages have been awarded on the basis of a lump sum and then yearly payments for life.

Sarah demonstrates a truly client centred approach, working closely with clients to assist them in achieving the most suitable and desirable outcome aligned to their personal needs and circumstances. In many cases, rehabilitative solutions and long-term care programmes are required and Sarah facilitates and develop these with engagement of appropriate third parties. She regularly achieves multi-million pound settlements for clients, and she is renowned for her ability to secure interim payments of damages for clients so as to help them begin rehabilitative action as early as possible.

Clients, experts and counsel alike hold Sarah’s knowledge and expertise in the highest regard. Her breadth of expertise and experience have assisted numerous clients in instigating life-altering adjustments following Sarah’s representation. One such client provided feedback:

“Our case was taken on by Sarah Barclay after many non-productive years with another Medical Negligence Solicitor. Her knowledge, professionalism and support guided us through some testing times and turned our case around very speedily and negotiated a fantastic life changing settlement.”

One of Sarah’s unique qualities is that she does not always encourage litigation, sometimes only taking the case forward when it is the only option available to a client seeking redress for their injuries and losses; her pragmatism combined with her decades of deep knowledge and experience are respected by clients, colleagues and peers.


Recent Cases

Bladder and bowel damage during laparoscopic prostatectomy
Delayed diagnosis of cancer of the rectum
Negligent management of Crohn’s disease
Bowel perforation arising from caesarean section
Failure to diagnose spinal infection
Negligent use of IVC filter
Cerebral palsy
GP failure to diagnose meningitis
Delay in diagnosing brain tumour
Head injury