Emma Frank, Trainee Solicitor

Emma is part of our Clinical Negligence team based in Sheffield.

Tel: 0114 349 2300

Department:
Medical Negligence

Address:
24-26 Paradise Square, Sheffield S1 2DE

Email Address:
emma.frank@switalskis.com

Profile

Emma Frank joined Switalskis in November 2016 as a Paralegal in our Medical Negligence team after completing her law degree from the University of Sheffield. She started her training contract in January 2020.

Emma has considerable experience working on high value and complex cases, often involving birth injuries resulting in maximum severity neurological injury. She assists the more senior fee earners in the team with their Medical Negligence cases, this includes taking initial instructions, analysing medical records, drafting letters of approach and letters of instruction to medical experts to prepare reports on the merits of the case, drafting court documents.

Experience

Emma Frank joined Switalskis in November 2016 as a Paralegal in our Medical Negligence team after completing her law degree from the University of Sheffield. She started her training contract in January 2020.

Emma has considerable experience working on high value and complex cases, often involving birth injuries resulting in maximum severity neurological injury. She assists the more senior fee earners in the team with their Medical Negligence cases, this includes taking initial instructions, analysing medical records, drafting letters of approach and letters of instruction to medical experts to prepare reports on the merits of the case, drafting court documents.

Emma started working in the legal profession in July 2016 immediately after graduating with a law degree from the University of Sheffield. She was a litigation assistant at the Clinical Negligence Department at hlw Keeble Hawson before their merger with Switalskis Solicitors that occurred in November 2016.

Emma has been a committee member for the Junior Lawyers Division in Sheffield. Currently, she is part of the fundraising board in Sheffield for Support through Court, a charity that assists litigants in person. Emma is also a junior member of the Association of Professional Injury Lawyers (APIL), a professional body whose aim is to promote and develop expertise in the field of personal injury law.

More about Emma

We asked Emma:

Q: What is your proudest achievement? 

A: My favourite experience working in the Clinical Negligence department so far, has been attending a quantum trial at the Royal Courts of Justice in London. I assisted by preparing the trial note. I built a bond with the family and it has been gratifying to receive regular updates from them as to how the client is getting on.

Q: What are your interests outside of work? 

A: I am an avid reader and love any books relating to historical fiction particularly Philippa Gregory. I am also starting to learn the ukulele but not having much luck so far!