Derek Sweeting QC and Richard Baker represented the parents of a baby who died in labour due to the negligence of maternity staff in Nottingham.

Jack and Sarah Hawkins’ daughter, Harriet, was stillborn at Nottingham City Hospital after a six day labour in April 2016.

The settlement of £2.8m, is believed to be the largest settlement for a stillbirth clinical negligence case.

Mrs Hawkins was almost 41 weeks pregnant when Harriet was delivered, almost nine hours after dying.

The couple were first told their child had died of an infection but refused to accept this and launched their own investigation.

Derek and Richard were instructed by Janet Baker from Switalskis Solicitors.

The case has been widely reported in the press:



The Guardian


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