Samantha Critchley, Partner

Samantha Critchley, Partner, Fieldfisher

Samantha Critchley specialises in medical negligence claims and is on the specialist Action Against Medical Accidents (AvMA) panel.

Samantha's specialist medical negligence compensation claims include:

Samantha also assists with representation at inquests where a death has arisen from suspected medical negligence.

Samantha also undertakes some personal injury and product liability work. She is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and has attained the accredited level of Senior Litigator.

Samantha is involved in many pro bono projects and won the Legal Advice Clinic's Supervisor of the Year Award 2009. This was in recognition of the "outstanding support" provided to the students at the Queen Mary undergraduate-led centre. Samantha has been providing support at the legal clinic since it was set up in 2006 to provide assistance to the local east London community.

Samantha has spoken at the 2nd Joint Conference of The Expert Witness Institute and the Institute of Psychiatry. She regularly lectures on the issue of MRSA and Hospital Acquired Infection. Samantha has spoken at several midwifery study days on legal aspects of caring for women with pre-eclampsia.  She has been interviewed for both television and radio regarding topical clinical negligence issues. She is an active fundraiser for charity including, most recently, AvMA (Action against Medical Accidents), and the Child Brain Injury Trust (CBIT).

What the leading directories say about Samantha

Chambers & Partners 2014 say

  • "Sam continues to impress sources across the market with her broad medical negligence expertise encompassing cases concerning surgical negligence, obstetrics, paediatrics and neurology."

Chambers & Partners 2013 recognise Sam as

  • "one of the "rising stars" in the sector with more than a decade of experience".

Chambers 2011 says

  • "Samantha is particularly strong on wrongful birth and obstetrics cases. She is 'excellent – very intelligent, and she handles difficult clients very impressively'”.
The Legal 500 2010 note Samantha as
  • "tenacious in the extreme, and bright, feisty and extremely well prepared"
Samantha Critchley
Samantha has settled many high profile cases. Examples of her work include:


Contact Samantha

If you would like to discuss a case with Samantha, please don't hesitate to call her directly on: