Rosa Dickinson Clinical Negligence

Call: 2006


Rosa undertook a predominantly civil pupillage under Ed Beever and as such had plentiful experience of employment law during her professional training. Rosa has maintained this emphasis on employment law, and has steadily built a busy tribunal practice. She is equally as comfortable representing claimants or respondents.

Rosa has commercial law experience of all stages of proceedings, including advice, pleadings, drafting part 18 requests, interim hearings (such as applications to vary pleadings, summary judgment/strike out), trials and costs only hearings.

Qualifications and Appointments:

Deputy District Judge (Civil)

Treasury Counsel (2009)

BA Jurisprudence (1st Class), Trinity College (Oxford)

BVC, Nottingham Law School (Very Competent)


Employment Law Association

Employment Law Bar Association

Midland Commercial and Chancery Bar Association

Clinical Negligence

Rosa has experience of representing both claimants and defendants in a wide range of clinical negligence matters, including high value claims and claims under the Fatal Accidents Act.

Rosa has a particular interest in cases involving the misdiagnosis of cancer. For example, she represented a client whose soft tissue sarcoma was misdiagnosed as a lipoma on three occasions, leading to a delay in diagnosis in the region of five years. The case raised complex issues of causation; all experts agreed that the cancer would lead to the early death of the claimant, but the defendant’s stance was that the prognosis had not been materially affected by the delay in diagnosis. Rosa also represented the estate of a client who had died from prostate cancer following errors in his care which led to a year’s delay in diagnosis, and a client whose breast cancer was not diagnosed leading to loss of life expectancy.

Examples of other cases Rosa has been instructed in include:

  • A claim against an orthopaedic surgeon in respect of internal fixation of a closed displaced subtrochanteric which was in a mal reduced position
  • A claim in respect of vitamin D deficiency which was misdiagnosed over a number of years.
  • A claim in respect of a cervical stitch which caused a perforated bladder.
  • A claim against a dentist in respect of negligent cosmetic dental work.
  • Negligent neo-natal care resulting in a facial deformity to the infant.
  • A claim in respect of the exacerbation of dementia and early death of an elderly patient who was given the incorrect dosage of Mementine during a stay in a care home.
  • The misdiagnosis of a suppurative keratitis as conjunctivitis, resulting in permanently impaired vision.

Rosa accepts instructions at all stages of proceedings. Rosa is a member of the Inquests team and has experience of attending inquests for families concerned about the treatment their loved one received prior to their death.

Rosa accepts appropriate cases on a CFA basis.

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