Bernadette is a consultant in the personal injury and clinical negligence team.

Bernadette has a varied caseload of wholly clinical negligence cases but her main area of expertise is in brain injuries including CP cases, meningitis and encephalitis as well as injury caused by medication in pregnancy. Bernadette's nursing background greatly informs her legal practice and helps her to see both sides of any dispute.

As part of Bernadette's everyday practice she is used to dealing with both lay clients and professionals such as clinicians and lawyers at all levels. Bernadette takes a collaborative approach to her work when dealing with opponents which leads to a more constructive working relationship and mutual respect.

Before joining Russell-Cooke in October 2020 Bernadette previously was an Executive Director in the clinical negligence team of Enable Law (part of the Foot Anstey group) which she joined in May 2017 following transfer of the clinical negligence team from Michelmores where she had been a partner since 2010.

  • BA Hons 2:1 History & Anthropology – Oxford Brookes University
  • PG Diploma in Law – Oxford Brookes University 
  • PG Diploma in Legal Practice – Oxford Institute of Legal Practice 
  • CEDR accredited mediator 2020
  • Qualified general and paediatric nurse