Grainne Barton


Grainne is a partner at Hugh James, specialising in clinical negligence claims. She has done so since qualifying in 1989 at Boyes Turner and Burrows.

Grainne deals with a wide range of clinical negligence cases and has a particular interest in obstetric, fatal cases and inquests. She undertakes a significant number of cerebral palsy cases.


  • Clinical and medical negligence
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Anaesthetic awareness
  • Cancer
  • Keyhole surgery
  • Fatal cases

Career history

  • Trained: Boyes Turner and Burrows
  • Qualified: 1989
  • Senior Associate at Hugh James: 2012
  • Partner at Hugh James: 2013


Again may I take this opportunity of thanking you personally for all  the effort you have put in to finalise this case once & for all & I must say I will certainly recommend Hugh James to anyone who might need your help.

Mrs D, November 2016

I would like to thank Grainne Barton and Lynda Reynolds at Hugh James and Mr Stuart Metcalfe, Consultant Podiatric Surgeon, my medical expert for the professional approach shown to myself and Paul at all times in fighting my case.  I am pleased know it is all over and look forward to enjoying life again.

Sandra Mellors,  April 2016

“I can’t thank you and your team enough for what you have achieved for me, I am eternally grateful”

 Mrs B

“I have just come to the end of the above medical negligence case handled by Grainne Barton. I wanted to write on behalf of my wife and I to let you know of our sincere appreciation and gratitude to Mrs Barton in her handling of the case. We were always kept informed of any progress and always received a response to our emails, sometimes even late at night. Mrs Barton’s commitment to me as a client was exemplary, she was empathetic, approachable and very thorough and although always professional, was down to earth with a good sense of humour and made us both feel at ease. She many times put our minds at rest but did so without giving any false hope.

You have a great Solicitor representing your company and although a negligence case is stressful at times and not a nice thing to go through and we are glad it is all over, it was made easier knowing that Mrs Barton was fighting the case and was behind us all the way.”
Client testimonial

Clients state: “Her attention to detail is amazing, and she also has a friendly and caring attitude and was always happy to listen, reassure and advise throughout what was a very emotional and draining time for me.”
Chambers UK 2013




  • Brunel University 1982-86

What do you love most about your job?

What I love most is the people I meet and achieving accountability for them.

What do you like to do outside work?

I sing and socialise!


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