Catherine Leong

Solicitor – Clinical Negligence

Catherine is a clinical negligence solicitor. She has extensive medical knowledge and experience having trained as a diagnostic radiographer. At the end of her radiographic career she specialised in emergency imaging. She has also worked commercially in healthcare. Her final position before re-training into law was Global Product Manager in Digital Mammography.

Career history

  • Since 2015 – Lime Solicitors
  • 2008 – 2015 – Moosa-Duke Solicitors
  • 2006 – 2008 – LLB Law and Legal Practical Course at University of Law
  • 1998 – 2006 – Agfa Healthcare (present in 1 out of 2 hospitals worldwide)
  • 1986 – 1998 – Practicing Radiographer in London hospitals

Specialisms

As dual qualified radiographer and solicitor, Catherine has a unique perspective and knowledge that she uses to her advantage for complex clinical negligence cases. She has expertise in virtually every area of medicine and radiology.

Catherine specialises in helping people who have been injured as a result of medical negligence to receive compensation. She has experience in GP/hospital and dental negligence. She has been involved in a wide range of cases but has particular experience with clinical negligence cases involving a delay in diagnosis such as cancer or cauda equina syndrome, misdiagnosis, surgical injury, cosmetic surgical errors, obstetric errors, retained surgical equipment, nursing care, birth related injuries and brain injury claims.

She also handles fatal accident claims including those involving human rights issues.

‘Patient focus’ has always been Catherine’s drive and this is evident as an empathetic solicitor. She is focused on providing the very best outcome for people who have been victims of poor medical or dental treatment. With a wealth of knowledge in the hospital environment, her role is to help clients who have been injured as a result of medical accident or error.

Notable Cases

Recent successful cases include:

  • Acting on behalf of a lady who sustained a cosmetic surgical injury. Following a long investigation in relation to liability, a settlement has now been agreed to include life long medication for skin care.
  • Representing a lady diagnosed with a benign tumour after a long period of pain and suffering. Although liability was admitted, there was a long period of negotiation before agreement of damages was awarded. The offer was increased four fold before it was accepted.
  • Acting on behalf of a man whose wife sadly died having suffered a delayed diagnosis of cancer. Liability was resolved in his favour without getting medical evidence as knowledge and experience was sufficient to write a letter of claim and succeed with allegations made. More over a letter of apology was written to the client that meant more to the claimant than the settlement itself.
  • Acting on behalf of a lady who suffered the consequence of the failure to remove wound stitches in full. The case settled a year after it was registered with the Court.

Interests

Catherine enjoys creative art and live theatre (participation as well as spectating) and is a member of a concert choir group. She is also a member of the Leicester Law Society Entertainment Committee.