- Rising Star and recommended lawyer for 'Clinical negligence: Defendant (East Anglia)'
The Legal 500 UK 2021
- Rising Star and Recommended Lawyer for 'Clinical negligence (East Anglia)'
The Legal 500 UK 2019/20
- A Recommended Lawyer for 'Medical Malpractice - defendant (East Anglia)'
"… senior associate and employed barrister Samantha Williams and solicitor Debra Sexton are 'standout lawyers'."
The Legal 500 UK 2018/19
Samantha Williams is a Senior Associate in Kennedys’ Cambridge Office. She is an Employed Barrister, having been called to the Bar of England and Wales in July 2003.
Samantha specialises in all aspects of clinical negligence and healthcare. Samantha deals with complex high value claims, including those involving adult and child brain injury, cerebral palsy, amputation, spinal injury, paraplegia and cauda equina syndrome. She deals with multi-defendant actions, working alongside the MDU/MPS, and regularly represents clients at mediations.
Samantha is very experienced in representing Trusts at inquests of all natures (including mental health) and appears in front of Coroners and juries.
She receives direct instruction from Trust clients who ask for her by name. In addition, she is a ‘go-to’ person for Trusts who have ad hoc queries regarding the difficult legal decisions they face in the daily running of the hospital, including issues of capacity, consent, DNR, refusal of treatment, safeguarding in a healthcare setting. She also advises on withdrawal of treatment and Court of Protection Applications.
Samantha has undertaken in-house secondments at the NHS Resolution. She regularly provides training and lectures on topics on inquests, capacity, consent, end of life care etc to Trusts, hospitals, doctors, GPs and CCGs.
Samantha is an author of Kennedys’ Claims Handling Law and Practice Guide, the fourth edition of which was published in February 2021.