Megan Bedford – Trainee Solicitor

Megan Bedford is a Trainee Solicitor in the Clinical Negligence department based in Huddersfield.

  • Switalskis Solicitors Norwich Union House, Huddersfield, HD1 2LR
  • 01484 825200

Megan Bedford joined the Clinical Negligence team at Norwich Union House in Huddersfield in September 2017. She begam as a paralegal assisting with a range of clinical negligence claims, from the initial enquiry stage and provided essential support to lawyers to ensure the smooth running of cases. Megan then became a Trainee Solicitor in January 2020.

In her role, Megan deals with a wide variety of negligence matters including orthopaedic cases, birth injury cases and cases involving sepsis. Due to the sensitive nature of the work, Megan brings an understanding approach to each case, listening carefully to the client’s concerns and needs.

We asked Megan:

Q: What is your specialist area of work?
A: I have worked on various different types of Clinical Negligence cases – each day varies and brings with it new and exciting challenges.

Overall, my workload focuses mainly on birth injury cases affecting both parents and baby. These are often emotional and sensitive cases which include psychiatric claims. I pride myself on the fact that I am always approachable, warm and friendly.

Q: What do you enjoy most about your job?
A: I love every aspect of the work that I carry out and the high level of client contact that Clinical Negligence claims bring. I feel very privileged that I am able to assist our clients in achieving a positive outcome for their future.

Clinical Negligence claims are interesting as they require a high level of legal and medical knowledge. I like that I am constantly learning new medical terms and I enjoy the challenges that working on a variety of cases brings.

Q: What are your interests outside of work?
A: I enjoy taking part in fundraising activities and I have recently participated in a 5k run around Scammonden Reservoir to raise money for Huddersfield Mission. I also love traveling, especially around European cities.

Relevant to my role, I am a member of the Leeds and District Medico Legal Society who present talks throughout the year to lawyers and doctors. I am also a member of the Huddersfield and Dewsbury Incorporated Law Society.