I head the Personal Injury and Medical Negligence team at Fieldfisher. As part of that role, I lead the Clinical Negligence team.
I act solely for Claimants who have been catastrophically injured by complex medical accidents. I am an accredited expert on specialist AvMA and Law Society Clinical Negligence Panels.
The combination of my medical and legal training enables me to meticulously analyse each case and cut to the issues quickly and thoroughly. I work tirelessly to help clients rebuild their lives by securing early funds for the best possible care and rehabilitation, including moving to adapted accommodation where needed. Early intervention during the course of a claim helps restore the lives and independence of the injured and their families.
My particular expertise includes:
- Birth injury claims: Obstetric and midwifery claims
- Wrongful birth claims
- Fetal medicine claims
- Oncology claims involving delays in diagnosis and error in treatment
- Cases involving amputation
- Adult acquired brain injury as a result of medical accident
- Fatal accident claims
- Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm claims
Where appropriate, I work with the media to highlight clinical negligence issues in the public interest. I have featured across more than 100 different media outlets and am regularly interviewed on television news channels.
I am a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)
What others say…
She's a very quietly effective operator. She's ahead of others by two steps and is really good.
She's got a steady reputation in clinical negligence.
Iona Meeres-Young is a wonderful litigator with great calm under fire and excellent judgement.
Iona Meeres-Young is amazing - without her guidance we wouldn't have reached the conclusion we did; she was the strength that got us through the case. We can't thank her enough.
She is very clever and calm under pressure.
Iona Meeres-Young has been a great professional support to us. She explained the process very clearly to us at each stage and would sum up and simplify medical terms and next stages of the case. Iona remained confident that our case was going in the right direction and with all evidence and the professional team of experts she instructed, she reached such a positive outcome for our son that has truly changed his life already. We cannot thank her enough and wouldn’t hesitate in recommending her to other parents in the future.
She is fantastically professional and knowledgeable.
She is talented in the clinical negligence field.
Iona is a fantastic litigator – the most complex cases do not seem to trouble her at all and are just dealt with calmly, efficiently and successfully.
"She has thorough subject knowledge but doesn't over-complicate issues for non-lawyers. She gives clear goals and time frames." "She's approachable and easy to work with." "She is really strong."