Partner - Clinical/Medical Negligence Team
Emma is a partner at Lanyon Bowdler with over 20 years' specialist experience in clinical negligence and personal injury litigation. She qualified as a solicitor in 1991 after gaining her law degree from Cambridge University in 1988 and joined Lanyon Bowdler’s Clinical Negligence Department in 2003.
Emma is accredited by the Law Society’s Clinical Negligence Panel and a Senior Litigator with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL). In 2019 Emma was also awarded AvMA Specialist Clinical Negligence Panel accreditation.
She has wide ranging experience having acted for claimants with cerebral palsy, catastrophic brain injury, spinal injury, cancer and amputees as well as on a wide range of cases involving misdiagnosis, inadequate treatment and surgical error. She also has experience of handling fatal claims and advising on all aspects of inquests.
Through her work for clients who have sustained serious injury as a result of medical negligence, Emma has assisted clients in obtaining suitable accommodation and establishing care and therapy packages with case management input, securing substantial interim payments to fund these when needed.
Emma jointly hosted our national conference, ‘Surviving Spinal Injury – The Journey’ which was held at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Hospital, Gobowen, Oswestry. You can view our spinal injury newsletter here which provides more information about the topics covered at the conference.
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The 2023 edition of The Legal 500 recognises Emma as a Leading Individual which states, 'Emma Broomfield possesses wide ranging experience of advising claimants with cerebral palsy, catastrophic brain injury and other injuries such as amputations and paraplegia.'
The 2023 Chambers UK have ranked Emma in Band 1, which states 'Emma Broomfield is a partner in the firm's Shrewsbury office. She advises clients on delayed diagnosis and treatment cases as well as surgical error claims. She has further experience handling obstetric negligence cases. Also mentioned 'She's the cleverest solicitor I know - she has a first-class legal mind and spots points others would miss.'
"She has a fantastic eye for detail. She's very conscientious and works really hard for her clients."
"She's very professional and brilliant at her job. She was very sympathetic to my needs in the situation."
Previous editions have published testimonials which state: ‘Emma Broomfield – partner – extremely able, very thorough, calm, competent – gets great results for clients.' and 'Has a terrific track record’.
A previous edition of Chambers UK noted Emma as a 'Star Associate' saying Emma Broomfield frequently acts on complicated delayed diagnosis, brain injury, surgical error and spinal injury mandates. Sources say that "she has an exceptional eye for detail and is a strong tactician," adding: "Her clinical knowledge and experience makes the whole process stress-free." And 'Emma Broomfield advises clients on delayed diagnosis and treatment cases as well as surgical error claims. She has further experience handling obstetric negligence cases.'
A client testamonial was noted that "Emma Broomfield always keeps me informed and up to date with the status of my case and what is happening at the time. She is very organised and diligent, and has been very sensitive and given me time to process. She affords me a sense of trust in the work she does for me."
Emma's recent reported cases:
Quote from satisfied client:
"Our initial emotions when contacting Lanyon Bowdler were chaotic to say the least regarding the resultant injury and complications that occurred from the actions taken by the medical staff that were caring for our daughter.
"Throughout the process and involvement with yourself, and the company as a whole, we have been treated with respect and empathy and this, I believe, led to a relationship of trust; whilst you maintained a professional attitude to all aspects of our daughter's claim. We were very appreciative of the help and advice that you gave us and would like to express our thanks once again for the guidance that you provided."