My role

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 rated me as a ‘Next generation lawyer’ in 2017 and 2018, and client quotes include: “continues to impress” and “is a pleasure to work with”. Along with Rankeshwar Batta, we are described as “solicitors of outstanding ability – the best of the best”.

I represent people who have sustained injury or harm due to sub-standard medical care.  My clients face the life-changing impact of negligent surgery; delays treating sepsis; delayed cancer diagnosis; delays causing sight loss; failures in care during labour; inappropriate use of Sodium Valproate in pregnancy; and failure to provide basic nutrition in hospital, amongst many other issues.

I also represent people who have been injured as a result of failures to take care to ensure they were safe, for example, pedestrians hit by speeding drivers and workers injured at work because their employer failed to meet health and safety obligations.

Feedback from my clients includes “I cannot speak highly enough of Ann Houghton… She was excellent at keeping me informed, whilst at the same time protecting me from much of the stresses and complexities involved.”

I work with some amazing charities: the UK Sepsis Trust, Cerebral Palsy Midlands, the Epilepsy Society, National Institute for Conductive Education (NICE), supporting their campaigns and nationwide work with people affected by sepsis and epilepsy.  I also help to support the Child Brain Injury Trust (CBIT), along with my whole team who have raised thousands of pounds for the charity.  Many of my clients are referred to me by these charities.

In the past I have run half marathons to raise money for charity and held bake sales – running and baking are two of my favourite hobbies and balance each other out quite well!

My experience

I have been involved in cutting edge cases which have helped to shape the law, for example, a case regarding parental responsibility (I represented the mother who was exonerated), and a case for a nurse who suffered psychological injury when she was effectively blamed by the NHS for the death of a young child in her care.

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.

My specialisms

  • Personal injury claims
  • Clinical negligence claims
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