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Overview

Rochelle was educated in China, Singapore and England. She graduated from the University of Warwick and obtained a Very Competent on the Bar Vocational Course at Nottingham Law School. After successfully completing pupillage at Ropewalk Chambers, she became a tenant in 2006.

She has a varied and successful civil law practice with particular emphasis on Clinical Negligence, Disease and Product Liability work.

She has travelled extensively and speaks fluent Chinese (Mandarin). Interests away from the Bar include reading and walking.

Clinical Negligence

Rochelle has a busy clinical negligence practice.  She has a particular interest in this area of work and has represented both Claimants and Defendants in a wide range of clinical negligence claims involving NHS trusts, private hospitals and General Practitioners.

She has been instructed in actions involving failure to diagnose and treat ectopic pregnancies, failure and delay in diagnosis and treatment leading to deaths, treatment carried out without informed consent, negligent performance of (general and cosmetic) surgeries resulting in complications and personal injury.

Recent instructions include cases of cleavage saving mastectomy, negligently performed eye surgery and failure to diagnose high grade non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Rochelle is very skilled in dealing with medical experts from different disciplines and is experienced in advising on complex issues of breach of duty and causation.  She frequently receives positive feedbacks from instructing solicitors for her thoroughness and is particularly good at establishing a good rapport with lay clients.

Disease

Rochelle is experienced in a range of disease claims, including:

  • COSHH cases
  • HAVS and work-related upper limb disorders
  • Stress claims
  • Noise related injuries

She is experienced in representing clients at limitation hearings, Fast and Multi-Track trials.  She advises clients in conference and in writing, and is experienced in handling expert evidence.

Product Liability

Rochelle has extensive experience in product liability claims under the Consumer Protection Act 1987.  She is instructed by both Claimants and Defendants in relation to complicated issues of breach of duty and causation.

Rochelle’s particular strength lies in the thoroughness of her approach, which assists her clients in putting forward the strongest case possible both at pleadings stage and at trial.  She is very experienced in dealing with complicated expert evidence and is skilled at handling lay and expert witnesses.

Recent instructions include: acting for a multi-national company in defending a claim arising out of an alleged defect in their product; and acting for a defendant in a personal injury claim arising from consumption of food product with various potential sources of contamination.

 

Personal Injury

Rochelle has a busy and successful personal injury practice. She regularly represents clients in Fast and Multi-Track trials and at Joint Settlement Meetings.

Rochelle is experienced in Fatal Accidents Act claims and claims involving catastrophic and psychiatric injuries.

She regularly advises on all aspects of liability, causation, quantum and procedure. She is experienced in handling expert evidence in conference and at court.

She frequently acts for local authorities and national companies in the context of highways claims and employers’ and public liability claims.

As part of her personal injury practice, Rochelle also represents interested parties (including care homes) at Inquests.

Notable Cases

Areas of Work

  • Clinical Negligence
  • Disease
  • Product Liability
  • Personal Injury

Professional Memberships

  • Personal Injuries Bar Association

Recent Publications

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