Adrienne D’Arcy

What Adrienne can do for you

Adrienne leads our clinical negligence department in Harrogate and is one of the firm’s Nominated Partners for NHS Resolution work.

As well as being responsible for the supervision and training of the team, Adrienne handles all types of clinical negligence claims and has a particular interest in high value spinal injury, wrongful birth and neonatal/paediatric cases.

Adrienne is responsible for a number of NHS Trusts in Yorkshire.

She has experience of representing doctors and nurses at inquests and has advised doctors in relation to NHS Inquiries and GMC investigations.

Main areas of expertise

  • Clinical negligence (defendant)
  • Inquests
  • Dispute resolution
  • Spinal injuries
  • Claims for injuries of the utmost severity
  • Inquiries

The clients she works with

  • NHS Resolution
  • NHS trusts
  • Doctors and healthcare professionals

“Adrienne D’Arcy has notable experience representing individual practitioners, NHS Trusts and the NHSLA in litigation and inquests. She is noted by observers for her standout capabilities in this field, with one source stating: “She’s an excellent lawyer who has real attention to detail. She carries the confidence of the client and she’s comfortable in the advocacy that she gives.” (Chambers UK 2016)

“Sources single her out as a “very sensible” opponent, lauding her pragmatism and responsiveness.” (Chambers UK 2015)

“Adrienne D’Arcy is a “very astute and very well-respected” clinical negligence practitioner, who excels in higher-value, complex cases.” (Chambers UK 2015)

“Composed litigator’ Adrienne D’Arcy continues to impress commentators, particularly with her work on claims arising from failure to diagnose.” (Chambers UK 2011)

“Clients highlight Adrienne’s depth of knowledge, willingness to assist, approachability and empathy with clinicians and other members of staff.” (Chambers UK 2010)

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  • Chambers UK 2017
    “Adrienne D'Arcy is an excellent lawyer who has real attention to detail. She carries the confidence of the client and she's comfortable in the advocacy that she gives. ”
  • Chambers 2019
    “Really knows her stuff and is particularly strategic.”
  • Legal 500 2018
    “Calm and very professional”