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Alison Walcot

Alison Walcot

Alison qualified as a Solicitor in 1997.

Alison studied at the University College of Medicine starting her career as a dentist/maxillofacial surgeon, working as a general dental practitioner and a junior member of the maxillofacial team at hospitals within South Wales and the South of England. She joined Legal & Risk in 1995.

Alison has a wide variety of experience in clinical negligence claims including high value claims and large group actions, following her involvement in the Welsh Organ Retention Claims. She also has extensive experience in the investigation of serious incidents and advising on clinical governance issues. She maintains an interest in dentistry and is involved in the training of dental health care professionals on legal issues, also providing advice on issues arising out of general dental practice and dental claims. She finds her specialist knowledge extremely helpful when dealing with claims arising from treatment to the head and neck - an area of specific interest.

Alison also takes interest in dealing with solicitors’ costs, heading the Costs team and regularly attends Detailed Assessment hearings to help limit the NHS’ costs liability.