Miriam Farley

What Miriam can do for you

Miriam’s area of specialism is clinical negligence. Law is Miriam’s second career, her earlier career was as a paediatric nurse and she trained as a Registered General Nurse (RGN). Miriam qualified as a Registered Sick Children’s Nurse (RSCN) and worked in neurosurgical/ neurology and plastic surgery for children, for three years.  At the end of her nursing career she specialised in paediatric intensive care, nursing children following major cardiothoracic surgery or following major spinal surgery or neurosurgery.

Miriam left nursing in 1991 and qualified as a solicitor in 1997.  She has extensive experience of all types of clinical negligence cases. Miriam has successfully defended several cases at trial in the High Court, and specialises in high value brain injury cases.  Miriam’s nursing background is invaluable when trying to understand the complex medical issues at the heart of cases and also helps to put witnesses at their ease. She understand the workings of hospitals and their staff, and also understands what it is like to be in the front line of acute care.

Recently Miriam successfully defended a brain injury case in the High Court and on appeal to the Court of Appeal (Mugweni v NHS London).

As the Chair of the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee, here at Hempsons, Miriam organises fundraising events. She is responsible for the management of the experts database and is a member of the High Court Users Group where representatives from leading claimant and defendant firms meet to discuss procedural issues with the High Court Masters.

Main areas of expertise

  • Birth injury
  • Neurosurgical
  • Paediatric
  • General surgery
  • Cardiology
  • Fatal accident

The clients she works with

  • Acute care NHS trusts