Adrienne D’Arcy

What Adrienne can do for you

Adrienne is one of the firm’s nominated partners for NHS Resolution clinical negligence work, leading a team of senior and experienced fee earners. As well as being responsible for the supervision and training of the team, Adrienne handles all types of clinical negligence claims, particularly sensitive cases and fatal accident claims.

Adrienne is responsible for a number of NHS trusts in Yorkshire and represents doctors and nurses at inquests.

She also has experience of advising doctors in relation to professional disciplinary investigations by the GMC and NHS inquiries.

Main areas of expertise

  • Clinical negligence
  • Inquests
  • GMC proceedings
  • NHS inquiries

The clients she works with

  • NHS Resolution
  • NHS trusts
  • Medical defence organisations

“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”