Andrea Rusbridge


Medical Negligence

Andrea Rusbridge is a partner working in the clinical negligence department.
Andrea Rusbridge

Andrea qualified as a solicitor in 1989 having joined a previous firm as a trainee where she gained experience in personal injury for both claimants and defendants. From 1990 onwards Andrea undertook only claimant work and increased her experience of medical negligence work and was then promoted to Associate Solicitor.

Andrea joined Shoosmiths in 1992 where she continued to gain experience in personal injury and clinical negligence, increasing her medical negligence practice and being made a partner in 1995.  Andrea has subsequently specialised in clinical negligence cases only since 1996.

Andrea is head of the clinical negligence team in Northampton consisting of six legal advisors and two PAs. In 1998 Andrea was accepted onto the AvMA panel of specialist solicitors and has retained that accreditation ever since. Andrea sat on the legal aid assessment panel for dealing with appeals against decisions by the legal aid agency and continued to volunteer for this for four years.

Andrea has experience of many types of medical negligence case, including cerebral palsy/birth injury, obstetrics, gynaecology, vascular, amputation, cardiology, and delayed diagnosis of cancer, wrongful birth, neurological injury and cauda equina.

She regards her legal expertise primarily as the means to help rebuild the lives of people and their families who have been injured as a result of negligent medical treatment and maintains that it is important to provide support and understanding throughout the process as well as achieving the best outcome that she can for her client.

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Outside of work, Andrea also enjoys walking her dog, gardening, street church, Community Choir, Pilates and reading.


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