Ann HoughtonAssociate Solicitor
Specialist in clinical negligence and personal injury claims.
I have a wide-range of experience, across specialist areas of personal injury and clinical negligence cases. For personal injury, this includes cases arising from road traffic accidents, accidents at work, and accidents in public places (such as parks and hotels). For clinical negligence, this includes cases arising from sub-standard care by GPs, hospitals, midwives, NHS Direct, walk-in centres, ambulance services and private medical care.
Legal 500 2017 rated me as a ‘Next generation lawyer’, and client quotes include: “continues to impress”, “is a pleasure to work with”. Along with Rankeshwar Batta, we are described as “solicitors of outstanding ability – the best of the best”.
I’ve worked at Anthony Collins Solicitors since 2013, having previously worked at a national firm where I specialised in catastrophic personal injury cases. I qualified there in 2009 and have specialised in complex personal injury cases since.
I'm a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel.
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