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Erica Power

Call 1990

"Her forensic abilities are well known, she can be relied upon to uncover the smallest details, and her clear explanation of the issues is much appreciated by all. She assimilates information with remarkable alacrity and is able to offer both empathy and realism in conference with clients and experts."
(Chambers & Partners 2020)

Clinical Negligence

Erica acts for both patients and practitioners in all areas of clinical negligence including spinal and brain injury, negligent surgery and post-operative complications, obstetric and gynaecological negligence, misprescription of drugs and plastic surgery.  She has experience in cases involving, inter alia:

  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Stroke
  • Spinal abscess
  • Failed breast reconstruction
  • Delay in diagnosis of breast cancer
  • Bladder and bowel injuries during surgery
  • Vascular injuries
  • Obstetric tears
  • Injuries arising from orthopaedic surgery (including spinal surgery and joint replacement)
  • Diabetic related amputation
  • Gastric surgery
  • Psychiatric management
  • Failure of medical device during surgery – associated issues of product liability

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Qualifications


  • Kennedy & Hardwicke Scholarships, Lincoln’s Inn (1990)
  • Inns of Court Studentship Award (1989)
  • LLM, University of Virginia
  • BA (Hons), Trinity College, Cambridge University

Memberships


  • Personal Injury Bar Association
  • Professional Negligence Bar Association

Recommendations


“Superb advocate and thorough in her cross-examination. Never afraid of a challenge and always very forensic in her analysis which pays dividends when a case comes to trial.”

Legal 500, 2021

“Her forensic abilities are excellent – she can be relied upon to uncover the smallest details. She assimilates information with remarkable alacrity and is able to offer both empathy and realism in conference with clients.”; “She’s extremely intelligent, detailed and brilliant with experts.”

Chambers & Partners, 2021

“Erica has huge experience in the field of product liability. She is a formidable opponent. She is unfailingly courteous, she also has a steely determination and resolve. She is an excellent and clear advocate. She is also devastating on paper. And is the senior junior of choice for many insurers.”

Legal 500, 2021

“A clear and convincing advocate with a good grasp of the issues. She’s able to deploy her strategic and commercial experience to negotiate a settlement.”; “A very experienced junior.”

Chambers & Partners, 2021

“Her forensic abilities are well known, she can be relied upon to uncover the smallest details, and her clear explanation of the issues is much appreciated by all. She assimilates information with remarkable alacrity and is able to offer both empathy and realism in conference with clients and experts.”

Chambers & Partners, 2020

“Her cross-examination is very forensic.”

Legal 500, 2020

“She’s a very strong performer and formidable advocate”

Chambers & Partners, 2019

“A very accomplished product liability barrister, who’s very considered in her approach and also very responsive. She’s always willing to call you and talk something through, no matter how minor it is. Also has a very good, common-sense approach.”

Chambers & Partners, 2016

“Her skillset includes personal injury, group litigation and product liability knowledge.”

Legal 500, 2016

“She is a brilliant junior who provides strong support on the technical side.”

Chambers & Partners, 2015

“Very approachable, intelligent and thorough, she has a good courtroom presence.”

Chambers & Partners, 2015

“Hardworking; good in group litigation.”

Legal 500, 2015


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