Sharon Allison - Partner
Sharon is Head of Medical Injury and has extensive experience in all claims arising from medical injury events but specialises in birth injury, brain injury and spinal injury claims.
Sharon joined the firm in July 2000, qualified as a member of ILEX in June 2004 and became a Fellow of the Institute (FILEX) in 2006. She became an Associate with the firm in 2012 and became a Partner in 2016.
She has achieved the highly acclaimed Fellowship status with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and has been awarded membership on the esteemed specialist panel for AvMA (Action Against Medical Accidents) demonstrating a distinguished level of competency in dealing with complex clinical negligence cases, firstly achieve accreditation and more recently re-accreditation, for a further five years. She has also recently been appointed as a member of the Society of Clinical Injury Lawyers (SCIL) Executive Committee.
Sharon spent a significant part of her early career building expertise in inquest representation, which is now a large part of her team’s medical injury practice. She developed particular expertise in mental health fatal cases and became a regular contributor to both regional and national media on issues of mental health and patient safety. She still spends time with regional and national stakeholders to collaboratively work together on streamlining the litigation process and putting grieving families at the heart of the process.
Sharon’s current caseload consists of a mix of complex catastrophic injury claims with highlights such as:
- admission of full liability on a fatal dependency claim of a man who died following a missed deterioration following brain surgery. The father leaves behind a widow and three young children;
- quantification of a birth injury claim where delays in antenatal treatment have led to life changing injuries for a young man. Working with multiple disciplines to implement therapies and treatment to improve quality of life and health;
- obtaining a six-figure settlement for the widow and son of a man who took his own life. Despite a long mental health history and repeated requests for help from the man and his family, treatment was not offered or provided with catastrophic consequences.
On settling a recent case, Sharon’s client commented:
“Sharon Allison was exceptional and I really couldn’t have asked for a better lady to represent me and handle my case.”