Beth Heath.

Partner.

Assistant: Rebecca Asquith
Recommendations

Recommendations

Beth is recognised as a Leading Individual by The Legal 500 in their 2024 directory. Beth is recognised by the 2024 edition of Chambers UK

Profile / Experience

Profile / Experience

In 2022 Beth was awarded Clinical Negligence Lawyer of the Year at the prestigious PI Awards. She is also an accredited member of the Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) Specialist Clinical Negligence Panel.

Beth trained at Lanyon Bowdler and has stayed with the firm progressing her career. She is now a partner and head of the Clinical Negligence Team which is nationally ranked.

Beth is on the Executive Committee for the Society of Clinical Injury Lawyers (SCIL) whose aim is to influence practice, policy and justice.

Beth combines a uniqueness of professionalism with compassion and empathy. She specialises in high value, complex cases – mainly maternity claims. She acts for a high number of children who have suffered brain damage at or around the time or their birth. She is determined and passionate about obtaining life-changing results for her clients. She is praised for her wealth of experience in drafting multi-million pound Schedules of Loss and her knowledge of the figures.

She is the lead solicitor in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) maternity scandal – the largest maternity scandal in NHS history. She worked closely with Donna Ockenden during her independent review. Beth leads a specialist sub team dealing solely with these cases.

Beth has made a significant number of media appearances in relation to the scandal and the Ockenden report, and she was the only solicitor to feature on Panorama – Maternity Scandal: Fighting for Truth.

She took part in multiple live TV interviews, to include: BBC, Sky, ITV and Channel 5. Beth was extensively quoted across both paper and digital media, including on the front page of The Sunday Times.

She has also worked closely with the NHSR and Hill Dickinson, to develop an innovative pilot to deal with the large number of SaTH maternity claims in an efficient manner to ensure timely justice for families.

Beth was on the panel in the Law Society Clinical Negligence Roundtable debate, which included a prestigious panel of leaders in the field discussing issues affected the wider legal community. She has also spoken at the Westminster Health Forum about the importance of listening to families and learning from mistakes to improve maternity services.

Client’s praise her caring nature, excellent judgement and tenacity during negotiations.

The 2024 edition of Chambers UK states ‘Beth Heath has experience advising clients on delayed diagnosis of cancer, surgical negligence and informed consent cases.’

Testimonials include:

“She understands the importance of the work and can handle very vulnerable clients. Her particular skill is she’s an incredible advocate for her clients and knows her cases inside out.” “Beth is dynamic and fights for all her clients.” “She works very hard and has a very quick mind. She does a very good job.”

A previous edition of the directory stated: ‘She’s incredibly bright and talented. She’s a fearsome advocate who asks challenging but always relevant questions. Her depth of knowledge and analytical mind is impressive.’ Testimonials included: “She is unbelievably talented, caring, sensible and knowledgeable. She’s a formidable and intelligent young lawyer.”

Beth is recognised as a Leading Individual by The Legal 500 in their 2024 directory, which states: ‘Shrewsbury-based Beth Heath heads the ‘very professional team’ with the ‘human touch’.

Testimonial from 2024 edition of The Legal 500:

‘Beth Heath is the star individual, who as head of department has a fantastic caseload’.

Previous client testimonials stated:

“She is very organised and efficient, with a thorough approach.”

‘not surprised she has been appointed partner at a very young age – extremely intelligent, thorough, able – a star of the future.’

Personal Injury Award Winner – Clinical Negligence Lawyer of the Year 2022

Beth was presented with the award at the ceremony which took place on 24 November 2022.

The Personal Injury Awards is the pinnacle of professional excellence, showcasing the best and brightest law firms, lawyers and service providers that the sector has to offer. The event has been honouring excellence within the personal injury sector for 15 years and it is a superb achievement to be recognised and to win.

Beth is local to the area and is particularly passionate about the obstetric services in Shropshire and is keen to see positive changes being made for the benefit of the local community.

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Testimonials

What our clients say.

Beth handled my case for over seven years, she is very thorough and is an empathetic professional, I always felt she listened carefully and always made me feel at ease, talking about the toughest and saddest time of my life. My case was handled effectively. I would recommend her and all of her team in a heartbeat.

Rachel
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Beth Heath was a lovely polite lady, the whole team involved with our case are lovely caring people.

Anonymous
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Inspirational Brain Injury Conference a Major Success

An event in Shrewsbury to celebrate inspirational people who battled back from life-changing brain injuries has been dec...
Lanyon Bowdler Featured on the Shropshire Live Website • 21 Mar 2024
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Multi Million Pound Settlement following Avoidable Birth Injury

In August 2020 Lanyon Bowdler obtained a lump sum in damages and periodical payments for life to cover care and case man...
Beth Heath • 26 Feb 2024
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Misdiagnosis of Breast Cancer

In June 2001, the claimant (C), on the advice of a practice nurse, consulted the defendant GP (D) about her left breast....
Beth Heath • 26 Feb 2024
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Meningitis Case – £4m Awarded

The failed diagnosis led the claimant to suffer severe and irreversible brain damage leaving him with the mental age of ...
Beth Heath • 26 Feb 2024
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Out of Court Settlement after Newborn Baby Tragically Dies

Lanyon Bowdler settled a claim for two claimants whose newborn daughter tragically died at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital...
Beth Heath • 26 Feb 2024
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Psychiatric Injury to Mother Following Birth of Child with Life Changing Injuries

Initially Lanyon Bowdler were instructed in relation to a birth injury claim for N’s son. He suffers with cerebral pal...
Beth Heath • 26 Feb 2024
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Ruptured Ovarian Cyst

In January 1995 the deceased underwent surgery following the discovery of a large ovarian cyst. During the course of the...
Beth Heath • 26 Feb 2024
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Highest Ever Award for Single Lower Limb Amputee

Having been hospitalised for three months, upon discharge she was only able to mobilise with a wheelchair and adaptation...
Beth Heath • 26 Feb 2024
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Delay in Treatment Causes Severe Vision Impairment in Teenager

Throughout year 11 at secondary school the claimant had complained of headaches with vomiting, tinnitus in one ear and d...
Beth Heath • 26 Feb 2024
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Delay in Diagnosis of Tumour

A split trial was ordered. Breach of duty and particularly the central issue of whether the Radiologist had acted neglig...
Beth Heath • 26 Feb 2024
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Delay in Diagnosis of Bowel Cancer Leading to Shortened Life Expectancy

Mrs G had attended her GP with abdominal pain and bowel related symptoms. Blood results also showed low iron levels....
Beth Heath • 26 Feb 2024
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Delay in Diagnosis and Treatment of Ulnar Collateral Ligament

X-rays were said not to show any fractures but there appeared to be some translation at the metacarpophalangeal joint. ...
Beth Heath • 26 Feb 2024
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Legal Support Assistant
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