About Camilla Chellapermal
Camilla joined the Medical Negligence team at Hodge Jones & Allen Solicitors in April 2017 as a paralegal where she assisted the fee earners in a variety of cases across all fields of care. Camilla also took the team’s new enquiries which involved different types of potential claims such as psychiatric, birth injury, dental and orthopaedic claims amongst others. This required her to draw from her knowledge from her time in medical school whilst also providing client care for the Medical Negligence team as some calls were of a highly sensitive nature.
She began her training contract with the firm in September 2019 in the Dispute Resolution department where she assisted the fee earners in the team on a wide range of claims including contentious probate, contract disputes and professional negligence matters.
Camilla completed her second seat in the Medical Negligence department, working under the supervision of Dawn Treloar, assisting on a variety of cases including complex birth injury claims.
She completed her third seat in the Housing department, working under the supervision of Sophie Bell and assisting in claims such as disrepair cases, possession and eviction matters.
Camilla returns to the Medical Negligence department for her final seat and will be working under the supervision of Nina Ali.
Prior to joining HJA, Camilla worked in various industries including retail, caring/nursing as well as front of house at the Royal Albert Hall.
Education & Personal Interests
- Law & Genetics, The University of Cambridge Institute of Continued Education, February 2020 – April 2020
- LPC / LLM, The University of Law, Bloomsbury, September 2017 – August 2019
- GDL, The University of Law, Bloomsbury, September 2016 – July 2017
- MA Medical Ethics and Law, King’s College London, September 2015 – September 2016
- BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science, 2:1, University of Brighton, September 2011 – July 2015
- Mauritian Creole
Outside of work, Camilla enjoys reading and spending time with family and friends. She is a keen foodie and as a result, tries to offset that passion at the gym.
Camilla was a student at the Royal Academy of Music and Royal College of Music where she learned to play the violin, piano and opera studies. She currently plays in the Imperial College Symphony Orchestra and has performed at various venues including Cadogan Hall which is home to the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (resident orchestra).
Pro Bono / Fundraising
Camilla has volunteered at the Legal Advice Centre at the University of Law which deals mainly with Family and Housing law. She also volunteers at Citizens Advice Bureau in Camden, assisting with Housing and Employment sessions.
Camilla has equally participated in a couple of HJA amateur productions and musical events in aid of the Millie Mittoo Children’s Projects foundation for orphaned children, Inquest, The Child Brain Injury Trust, Headway and Action against Medical Accidents. In April 2019, she was part of an HJA team who successfully completed the Tough Mudder in aid of The Child Brain Injury Trust.
In December 2019, Camilla volunteered in the kitchens at Crisis, the national charity for homeless people, during their Christmas season.