With 24 years of experience as a specialist medical negligence solicitor, Olivia Scates believes passionately in patient rights and improving medical standards.
Olivia has helped countless patients and families to obtain compensation after their lives have been devastated by avoidable medical errors. She has also found answers to what went wrong with their care and held healthcare bodies responsible for their failings.
Olivia’s main focus now is dealing with complex cases involving children who have suffered brain injuries at birth and who have severe disabilities. She has huge experience, having dealt with such cases throughout her career and having represented a significant number of children. Her work has helped these children to secure millions in compensation to allow them to access the 24-hour care they will need for the rest of their lives.
Olivia also has a particular interest in spinal injury cases and has helped numerous people with avoidable permanent damage to challenge poor care and secure compensation to enable them to cope.
Olivia has close links with charity Action against Medical Accidents and is a member of the Law Society’s Clinical Negligence Panel. She has been on these organisations’ specialist panels since 1995.