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Flora is a Senior Solicitor in Hempsons’ Healthcare Advisory team. She joined the firm in October 2022, having previously been the deputy trust solicitor at a specialist NHS trust in London.
Flora has considerable experience in advising on complex clinical issues, particularly those involving consent and capacity. She has conducted numerous serious medical treatment cases in the Family Division of the High Court and the Court of Protection. Her experience includes applications regarding the provision of experimental treatment to a child, withdrawal of life sustaining treatment, and multiple cases involving obstetric care for detained women.
Flora is experienced in dealing with inquests, including those where Article 2 is engaged. She often appears for clients at pre-inquest review hearings and at inquest. Flora is a qualified solicitor-advocate, having obtained her civil higher rights in 2021.
Flora has significant experience of general advisory queries about the provision of medical treatment and is adept at liaising directly with a broad range of healthcare professionals. She is particularly interested in clinical decision-making related to children.
Flora has a special interest in the intersection of medical law and ethics, which she studied as part of her undergraduate degree in Law at Lincoln College, Oxford. She is a member of the Great Ormond Street Hospital Clinical Ethics Committee and the author of a chapter on consent and capacity for a forthcoming bioethics textbook.
Main areas of expertise
- Children’s law
- Mental capacity law
Clients she works with
- NHS trusts
- NHS Resolution
- Integrated care boards
- Higher Rights (Civil) (2021)
- LPC (Distinction) (2018)
- BA Law (Jurisprudence), University of Oxford (2017)