Since qualifying, Andrea Rusbridge has specialised in PI and medical negligence, focusing entirely on medical negligence since 1996. Rusbridge has experience of high-value and complex medical negligence cases ranging from cerebral palsy to lack of informed consent. She heads the medical negligence team based in Northampton.
Rusbridge is an AvMA panel member.
Her experience of medical negligence cases is extensive.Soon after qualification she ran a cerebral palsy claim to trial successfully recovering £1.25m for the client. Since then further cerebral palsy cases have been successfully concluded — the most recent for more than £4m — together with a success at trial with a difficult claim for PVL. Rusbridge also deals with other complex areas such as informed consent, delayed diagnosis of cancer, gynealogical, paediatric and orthopedic cases to name just a few.
Shortly after the implementation of specialist panels, Rusbridge was accepted onto the AvMA panel enabling the firm to maintain a legal aid franchise and gain instructions from legal expense insurers.
- 1983–86 Degree, Manchester University
- 1986–87 Solicitors Finals, Bristol Poly
- 1987–89 Qualified at Howes Percival Northampton
- 1992 Associate solicitor, Howes Percival
- 1992 Joined Shoosmiths
- 1995 Salaried partner
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