Francesca Beach

In brief

I am a Medical Negligence solicitor at Fairweathers having qualified in January 2018.

In the past

I studied Law at the University of Kent. During my time at University I was heavily involved in the well-respected Kent Law Clinic and worked on my own cases under the supervision of a qualified solicitor. I then achieved a distinction in the LPC which I undertook at the University of Law, Bristol.

I began working for Fairweathers in early 2014, leaving in December 2015 to undergo my recognised period of training at Berry & Lamberts LLP and returning to the firm in May 2017.

In work

My work is exclusively medical negligence based.

My case load encompasses a broad range of clinical practice.

I have developed a particular interest and expertise in dealing with pregnancy and birth injuries as well as women’s health. I also have experience in case involving care of the elderly, in particular falls and pressure sore cases.

I have experience in Inquest work and most recently have stood alongside multiple families of babies whose deaths have been negligently caused by the Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital (‘QEQM’) maternity services.

I also volunteer for the Action Against Medical Accidents (AvMA) helpline which provides advice to the general public in clinical negligence matters.

In my spare time

I am an avid runner and netball player and I have the sporting injuries to prove it! I am also a qualified personal trainer, not that I have much time for that these days.

I love travelling back to Cornwall to see my friends, family and pets, and I’ll always try to squeeze in surf at Perranporth Beach if I have the time!

Favourite things

  • Place in the world: Porthcurno, Cornwall
  • Film: Atonement
  • Singer: Adele
  • Band: Beautiful South
  • Podcast: The Infinite Monkey Cage

News about Francesca Beach and her cases

  • 10th June 2022 – Archie Batten was born on Sunday 1 st September 2019, at the QEQM Hospital Margate, and lived for just 27 minutes. Continue reading this article

  • 27th May 2022 – Our Client, Mr C, from Maidstone, Kent came to us following the death of his wife, Mrs C, in March 2019. Continue reading this article

  • 4th May 2022 – Our Client, Mrs S, from Canterbury, Kent came to us following the sad loss of her father, Mr C, in August 2019. Mr C had reduced mobility following a discectomy in 2017 and he was therefore largely wheelchair bound. As a result of this had a heightened risk of pressure ulcers which was suitably managed by his community healthcare team whilst he was living at home.Continue reading this article

  • 20th July 2021 – Before North East Kent Area Coroner Joanne Andrews
    12th July – 20th July 2021
    Luchii Gavrilescu, a 5 week old baby died after three A&E attendances at QEQM, Margate on 6 th December 2019. A jury inquest has heard a number of criticisms of the care he received over this period of time.Continue reading this article

  • 1st July 2021 – Our client, a 35-year-old woman from London, underwent an emergency C-section delivery of her first child at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Greenwich in October 2018 after a failure to progress in labour. Her operation records stated that her placenta and cord were complete on removal. She recovered well from the procedure and was discharged shortly afterwards.Continue reading this article