Francesca Beach - Medical Negligence Solicitor

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

  • 6th July 2023 – Our client, a mother of two in her forties, underwent an endometrial ablation on 29.07.2020 by way of treatment for ongoing, debilitating menorrhagia.
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  • 6th July 2023 – Our client, woman now aged 22, from Canterbury, lost her first child when aged just 17 years due to failures in the ultrasound monitoring of her baby son during her pregnancy. Her antenatal care was provided by QEQM Hospital, Margate, run by East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust.Continue reading this article

  • 6th July 2023 – Our client, a 39 year old woman from Surrey, lost her second child on 27.05.2019 following a traumatic birth at Epsom Hospital run by Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust.Continue reading this article

  • 19th April 2023 – The inquest into the deaths of the two young mothers who died of disseminated herpes simplex virus two months apart have begun today at the Shepway Centre, Maidstone before Assistant Coroner Catherine Wood. Continue reading this article

  • 6th January 2023 – Mrs T, a 73 year old woman from Margate, was diagnosed with severe aortic stenosis and concentric left ventricular hypertrophy following a collapse. Prior to this she had been fit and well, was completely independent and was a full time carer for her elderly father.Continue reading this article