Rochelle is a highly experienced personal injury barrister. Much of her work is now of a complex nature and/or substantial value. Other than her work in the areas of clinical negligence and industrial disease, Rochelle is also routinely instructed in claims involving serious/catastrophic injuries.
Many of Rochelle’s serious injury cases involve catastrophic orthopaedic injuries resulting in amputation, chronic pain conditions and/or long-term requirement for prosthesis. She is also frequently instructed in cases with traumatic brain injuries and/or complex spinal injuries which give rise to permanent disabilities and/or future risks of dementia, cognitive impairment and/or mobility problems.
Some of Rochelle’s recent cases cover the following areas:
- Serious spinal injury
- Serious orthopaedic injury (including limb amputation)
- Serious brain injury
- Pain disorder
- Fatal accident litigation with complex dependency claims
- Psychiatric injury (including secondary victim claims)
- Counter-fraud cases.
Rochelle’s considerable court experience and particular skillset in handing experts of all disciplines mean that she can always identify the most important issues even in the most complicated cases and present her clients’ case in a focused and practical way.
Rochelle is often involved from the early stage of each case, providing initial advice on evidence, liability and quantum, drafting pleadings, attending interim hearings, and taking the case through to trial and mediation/joint settlement meetings. She is always on hand to provide practical and procedural advice to her instructing solicitor and clients. She has a reputation for meticulous preparation, robust advocacy and empathy with clients/witnesses.