Call 1991 Silk 2020
She has expertise in dealing with particularly sensitive and legally complex issues such as those arising from the treatment of mental illness; the provision of public health services; the funding of health and social care in the community; management of the interface between different health services; intimate birth and brain injuries.
Selena is ranked by Legal 500 as a First Tier Silk:
‘Selena is a super brain. She has a great ability to organise, analyse and distil the essence from huge quantities of material. She never misses an important point in the evidence.‘ She is ‘willing to tackle the novel and the challenging, with unrivalled commitment and insight‘; ‘she brings with her such experience and such tenacity that if she’s on your case you feel confident in taking it forward‘. 
And by Chambers UK as a Band 1 Silk:
“Absolutely excellent – she really stands out for her acumen and expertise in clinical negligence cases.” “She’s truly meticulous and incredibly sharp.” “Completely dedicated to her clients, approachable, personable and always goes the extra mile.” 
As a junior, Selena also represented clinicians before disciplinary tribunals and for a time she sat as a Legal Assessor for the GMC. She has sat part time as a Judge on Mental Health Tribunals since 2007 and continues to do so.
Selena is shortlisted for ‘Clinical Negligence Silk of the Year’ at The Legal 500 Bar Awards 2022.
Selena’s caseload covers a wide spectrum of injuries including:
Lewis - Ranwell v G4S Health Service & Others  EWHC 1213
Successfully defeated strike out applications before Garnham J. Represented the Claimant who was acquitted of 3 counts of murder on grounds of insanity and brings claims against the police and 3 healthcare providers for failing to detain him under the Mental Health Act.
MH v NHS 111 & GP 
High value damages achieved for claimant with CES, spinal cord injuries.
MPH v NHS Trust 
Acted for young mother with loss of sight due to delayed treatment of sinus thrombosis.
XX v SSFH & NHS Commissioning 
Achieved high value settlement for patient with brain and spinal cord injuries arising out of provision of public health screening services.
XY v NBT 
Successful settlement ofclaim involving developing points of law re damages for dying claimant following delayed diagnosis of cancer.
OG v 3 Trusts  and MP v AWP Trust 
Settlement for widows in two cases against NHS Trusts for failing to prevent suicide of their husbands.
AC v NHS Trust 
High value settlement for young person with cerebral palsy arising from obstetric delays.
EXX v NHS Trust 
High value settlement for young person with developmental amnesia and deafness after obstetric delays.
GW v A GP 
Represented the family of a mother who died following delayed diagnosis and treatment of bowel cancer.
GC v A GP 
Represented the Claimant who had complete loss of sight caused by dehydration. Negotiated substantial settlement at RTM.
B v An NHST 
Represented mother at Inquest and in successful civil proceedings for the loss of her child and maternal injuries following labour at a midwifery led unit. Involved issues of consent and complex obstetric & neonatology evidence.
S & H v Cardiff Vale University HB 
Transplant surgery: Successfully represented the families of two men who died as a result of inadequate vetting of organs from the same donor.
Selena continues to undertake fatal accident and personal injury work, particularly where it involves complex medical or legal issues.
Recent cases involve acquired brain injury following a road traffic accident, in an already psychiatrically compromised child; and a claim for brain injuries in a previously high earning individual with complex needs.
Selena regularly appears at Inquests on behalf of families, NHS and commercial healthcare providers, individual clinicians and other commercial organisations.
Recent cases involve fatalities arising out of the management of a haematological condition, cardiac surgery, placement of a gastrostomy tube, electrocution and drug abuse.
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