After joining Royds Withy King in 2009, Kerstin has developed her practice area to focus mainly in obstetric and neonatal cases, representing children and young adults who suffered neurological injuries before, during or after their birth. Kerstin works closely with associate Tracey Furminger in progressing large and complex cases.
Kerstin also has a specialism in inquest cases, focusing on medical negligence related deaths and also those involving Article II of the Human Rights Act; Kerstin works closely with Ali Cloak on a number of high profile inquest cases.
Her experience of clinical negligence claims includes:
- wrongful birth claims and additional costs of raising a disabled child
- Ogilvie Syndrome claims
- complex cardiology claims
- Erb’s Palsy cases relating to mismanaged shoulder dystocia
- claims regarding delays in diagnosis of cancer.
Kerstin is independently ranked by the Chambers & Partners guide to the legal profession.
‘Sources call her “excellent, thorough, informed and very sensitive to the clients’ requirements whilst retaining a correct pragmatism.”
Other solicitiors rate her also, with “ambitious, tenacious and visible” just some of the epithets used.
“Kerstin Kubiak is an experienced partner who is recognised for her work on severe birth injury cases. She is praised as ‘extremely hard-working – she will do whatever it takes,’ while one client describes her as ‘very clever, supportive and thorough. She was a powerful driving force.” (source: Chambers & Partners UK 2016).
Kerstin is a member of the Avon and Bristol Law Centre and is on the South West Research Ethics Committee Panel.
- Association of Personal Injury lawyers (APIL)
- Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA)
- Bristol Medico-Legal Society
- Bristol Law Society
- Inquest charity
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