Francesca Beach

In brief

I am a Solicitor at Fairweathers having qualified in January 2018.

I support the Grade A fee earners in their work on files dealing with all aspects of Medical Negligence cases.

I also have an administrative role within the department particularly in relation to screening new clients.

In the past

I graduated from the University of Kent in 2013 with a 2:1 in Law. During my time at University I was heavily involved in the Kent Law Clinic and worked on my own cases under the supervision of a qualified solicitor. I also played premiership level Netball for my University, this meant attending 5 training sessions a week.

I have since achieved a distinction on the LPC at the University of Law, Bristol. Whilst at Bristol I undertook some pro bono work for the Nailsea Disability Initiative and founded the University of Law, Bristol Running Club.

During my studies I held work experience placements at Foot Anstey and Co-operative Legal Services.

I began working for Fairweathers in early 2014 leaving in December 2015 to undergo my recognised period of training at Berry & Lamberts LLP.

I then returned to Fairweathers in May 2017 to complete my recognised period of training.

In my spare time

I am an avid runner, netball player and swimmer and I have the sporting injuries to prove it! I am also very competitive and I turn even the simplest task, such as washing up with my boyfriend, into a race.

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

  • Book: The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald
  • Film: Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  • Food: Medium rare steak and peppercorn sauce
  • Single: The wolves, Ben Howard
  • Album: Every Kingdom, Ben Howard
  • TV programme: Channel 4’s Black Mirror series was amazing.

News about Francesca Beach and her cases

  • 16th July 2020 – Our client, Laura Cooke, presented to QEQM on 29.11.2019 with her 5 week old baby, Luchii, who was suffering with a mottled rash, erratic breathing and reduced feeding. He was seen by a junior doctor, diagnosed with bronchiolitis and sent home without treatment. No chest x – ray or blood tests were taken.
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  • 2nd April 2020 – Our client, Mr K brought a clinical negligence claim on behalf of his late mother, Mrs K, (aged 91), as a result of care she received whilst she was an inpatient at Queen Elizabeth Queen Mother Hospital (QEQM), Margate in October 2018.
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  • 31st January’20 – Our client, a 27 year old woman from Broadstairs, was under the care of the East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust throughout her first pregnancy. Her antenatal care was provided by Queen Elizabeth Queen Mother Hospital, Margate (QEQM) who informed her that she was carrying twins.
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  • Fairweathers Solicitors is hugely supportive of AvMA and the work they do across the UK in campaigning to improve patient safety, reduce medical accidents and ensure access to justice.

    We are, therefore, delighted to announce that our Assistant Solicitor Francesca Beach and our Paralegal Simran Deu are now fully trained volunteers for AvMA’s helpline, offering support and advice to callers. This involves a commitment from each of them of 2 hours a month.

    Francesca commented:
    ‘Simran and I are extremely excited about this opportunity and look forward to helping as many people as possible, harnessing our legal and medical knowledge to offer practical solutions and help to callers. It is so important for the public to be able to access dependable, knowledgeable advice to ensure that medical failings don’t go unanswered’.

    AvMA’s helpline number is 0845-1232352 or you can visit their website:
    https://www.avma.org.uk/help-advice/

  • 9th September 2019 – Our client, a lady from the South East in her mid-60’s, attended her Dentist in May 2017 after experiencing pain on chewing in her UL4 tooth. She was informed it was cracked, could not be saved and would require removal. She underwent the extraction 2 days later and despite the fact that the UL4 tooth came out in numerous pieces she was reassured by the Dentist that the whole of the tooth had been removed.

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