Megan’s practice spans many of chambers’ specialisms but comprises mostly general personal injury, abuse and clinical negligence work.
Megan has a busy paper practice and is regularly instructed in six figure claims. She frequently advises on all aspects of claims for psychiatric injury arising from historic sexual abuse including limitation and to facilitate settlement negotiations, the quantum of amateur sporting injuries and the merits and quantum of claims for delayed and negligent clinical treatment.
Megan is also often instructed to assist leading counsel with disclosure issues in cases of significant value and/or importance because of her detailed and analytical approach. She was recently instructed as Second Junior in international group litigation for alleged breaches of human rights in the workplace by way of sexual abuse, harassment and gender-based discrimination; to advise on disclosure issues in a complex multi-million pound claim involving a traumatic brain injury and amputation; and to contextualise complex causation issues in an industrial disease group action.
Megan is regularly instructed to represent claimants and defendants in court at trials, interlocutory hearings and approval hearings. She is in court almost every week.
She has been praised by her instructing solicitors for her communicative and thorough approach to case preparation in both her court work and paper practice.
Megan is a member of the Government’s Junior Juniors Scheme and of the Metropolitan Police Panel of Counsel. She regularly contributes to chambers’ various blogs and her articles have been republished in AvMA’s newsletters and on LexisPSL.
Before joining chambers Megan worked as a paralegal at two London law firms in domestic abuse and clinical negligence departments. She therefore appreciates the importance of working closely with solicitors to achieve the best results for clients.
Megan is happy to consider instructions on a CFA or legal aid funded basis where appropriate.
This is an area of law which Megan is particularly passionate about, having represented survivors of domestic abuse as a paralegal before joining chambers and having made abuse a mainstay of her practice since tenancy. Megan is frequently instructed to draft and advise on issues such as limitation, (vicarious) liability, expert evidence and quantum including for the purposes of settlement negotiations. She was also instructed as Second Junior in an international group action arising from sexual abuse, discrimination and harassment in the workplace amounting to violations of the workers’ human rights.
Megan also has considerable experience advising in failure-to-remove type claims brought at common law and the Human Rights Act 1998. She is well-versed in the parallel jurisdictions and the different considerations required for each.Download section
Megan’s personal injury work spans a wide variety of factual settings including road traffic accidents, injuries sustained at work, on highways and on private property. She regularly deals with liability and quantum issues in court as well as on paper, including fundamental dishonesty. Megan acts for both claimants and defendants and recently carried out an extensive disclosure review with associated advice in a multi-million pound claim as a Junior.Download section
Megan is a member of chambers’ sports law group and sits on the Steering Committee. Whilst she cannot pretend to be much of an athlete herself, she is keen to develop her practice in sports law and to apply her expertise in general personal injury and abuse claims to the same. She has previously been instructed to advise claimants who have suffered amateur sporting injuries in gymnastics and football and was recently involved in industrial disease litigation arising from exposure in sport.Download section
Megan is instructed by claimants and defendants in clinical negligence matters to draft pleadings and advices on liability, quantum and evidence. Recent subjects include ophthalmic treatment, delayed referrals/ diagnoses and provoked DVTs. Megan is able to draw upon her pre-chambers experience as a paralegal in a clinical negligence department to inform her approach to and understanding of clinical negligence litigation.Download section
Megan’s military work to date has been mostly in relation to noise induced hearing loss, but she has also advised in abuse cases involving cadets. Megan is keen to undertake other forms of military work such as claims involving PTSD and/or abuse.Download section
Megan regularly deals with the full range of mitigation issues that arise in relation to credit hire.Download section
Megan is instructed to draft pleadings and advise on industrial disease matters, most commonly in relation to asbestos and noise exposure.
Megan gained in depth experience of complex and high value asbestos claims in her pupillage. Since tenancy she has been instructed to advise on and plead claims for asbestosis and asbestos-related lung cancer resulting from (often historic) asbestos exposure. She has since completed a part-time secondment with a London law firm’s industrial disease team, working directly with clients and closely with solicitors and partners on numerous asbestos-related matters, most of which were mesothelioma claims.
Megan’s noise-induced hearing loss instructions often arise from military exposure although she has also been instructed in claims arising from noise exposure in other settings.Download section