Susan Liver


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T: 01772 552 278

Complex Clinical Negligence and personal injury claims – Preston

I completed my Law degree in 1988, completed the solicitors finals at Chester College of Law in 1989 and trained in my training contract with Davies Wallis Foyster. I was admitted as a solicitor in 1991.

I joined Birchall Blackburn Law in 1993.

My areas of expertise are:

  • Complex and high value clinical negligence and personal injury claims
  • High value complex litigation in the Royal Courts of Justice and in all courts on a nationwide basis
  • Regulatory work defending doctors / clinicians representing practitioners
  • Fatal claims/dependency claims
  • Professional negligence-representing claimants who have suffered undervalued settled claims, negligent treatment by osteopaths / chiropractitioners
  • Healthcare law
  • Care home claims-contractual, neglect, poor service and sexual abuse

I act in clinical negligence claims against private and NHS hospitals, surgeons, GPs and pharmacists. Examples of instructed clinical negligence claims includes serious birth injuries, negligently preformed eye operations, delayed diagnosis of sepsis, delayed diagnosis of cauda equina syndrome, negligent hip /knee surgery, orthopaedic surgery, negligent abdominal surgery, negligent bowel surgery claims, cosmetic surgery gone wrong, delayed cancer diagnosis, missed fractures, negligent gynaecological surgery, negligent spinal surgery, negligent consent process, negligent out of hours doctor causing death and successfully winning secondary victim claims for family members, pressure sore clams caused by poor nursing care, medication errors causing seizures, negligent foot surgery, mismanagement of infections, failing to reduce the risk to patients catching infections and negligent arm surgery causing nerve damage.

I have extensive experience of injury claims of the maximum severity, road traffic accident matters, work related claims, complex regional pain syndrome, product liability claims, public liability claims, holiday accident claims, aviation accidents, housing (carbon monoxide poisoning/dampness and mould growth claims), accidents in public parks and playgrounds claims, shopping centre accident claims, defective premises/structure accident claims, accidents in clubs and bars, accidents in prisons, accident at school claims, hot air balloon claims, and package tour operator claims.

I act for a diverse range of clients, including people in the music industry, yachting, sportspeople and professionals. I am a dedicated, enthusiastic and hard working lawyer always aiming to provide a high quality service.

Qualifications and professional achievements: LLB (Hons) 1988, admitted as a solicitor 1991, member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.

I have obtained a High Court settlement in the RCJ, London equivalent to £6 million against the Motor Insurers’ Bureau for a child who suffered a catastrophic head injury in a road accident.
Since qualifying in 1991 I have conducted a wide range of litigation claims.
I have settled a nuisance claim for 59 Claimants in a class action for damages against a developer in Liverpool. The claim related to complex issues of law and fact concerning the demolition of buildings in a residential area

How did you end up working for a law firm? I wanted a rewarding career assisting people in need of my expertise.

Unusual fact: I have been an avid tennis player since I was aged eight and represented the British Universities Sports Federation when I was a student.

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Rating:   5.0 out of 5

Once again I must express my thanks for the dedication and professionalism of you and your team.


Rating:   5.0 out of 5

I was very happy with the service offered from your practice in terms of professionalism, communication, advice and support. I would be pleased to recommend the practice in the future should the necessity for such an occasion arise.

E. Shorter

Rating:   5.0 out of 5

I am very pleased with the way Susan Liver dealt with my clinical negligence claims. She handled the claim in a sensitive manner. I felt I understood everything that went into the case. I found Susan to be approachable, understanding and trustworthy. The monetary compensation I received is life-changing. I feel Susan does a good job and is very understanding of a client’s needs. The team at Birchall Blackburn are just brilliant.


Rating:   5.0 out of 5

“From the first phone call and when Susan took over, she got the best experts on board with my case. It couldn’t have been better. Thank you.”


Rating:   5.0 out of 5

“I can only praise the staff I dealt with. This was a very hard time for me and my family, and I always felt I could call and talk over any concerns I had. If I were to need legal help in the future, I wouldn’t hesitate to contact you again.”