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Ann Houghton

Partner

Partner in the clinical negligence and personal injury team

An expert in personal injury and clinical negligence compensation claims for individuals, Ann has a wealth of experience winning multi-million-pound compensation awards for clients, some in excess of £20,000,000. She is externally recognised for her legal prowess and has featured in the Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 rankings every year since 2017.

Ann provides advice across all areas of personal injury and clinical negligence work. Backed by more than a decade of experience working on catastrophic and brain injury claims, she specialises in birth injury claims and personal injury claims for children who have sustained brain injury.

Ann also focuses on cases involving the mismanagement of sepsis and works closely with the UK Sepsis Trust. Her extensive knowledge of brain injuries and sepsis enables her to quickly grasp cases and secure the maximum compensation for the injured individual. A dedicated and talented lawyer, Ann is highly regarded by other professionals in the sector, such as medics, case managers and charities.

My specialisms

  • Personal injury claims
  • Private clients
  • Negligence claims
  • Brain injury claims

My latest insights

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My latest articles

We did it - we're Sepsis Savvy!
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Cancer care during COVID-19
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