Committee election results were announced at yesterday’s annual general meeting of the Society of Clinical Injury Lawyers (SCIL) and Emma Wray was duly confirmed as a new executive committee member from November 2021 for a five year term.
SCIL is a members organisation for specialist claimant firms dedicated to clinical negligence law. Their work includes campaigning for patient safety in the NHS and aims to provide best practice in the conduct of clinical negligence claims and to influence public policy for the benefit of injured people.
Emma is a former nurse who specialised in coronary/intensive care until, after completing a law degree and masters in Medical Law and Ethics, she qualified as a solicitor specialising in clinical negligence. She is an accredited Law Society clinical negligence panel member and has been a member of SCIL since its inauguration, and has followed and supported its work closely.
Commenting on her election, Emma Wray said:
“I am impressed by the way that SCIL has developed as an organisation over the years, gaining recognition as the representative of claimant clinical negligence firms and coordinating a united front on important matters including the fixed rate costs consultation and agreeing a protocol for Covid-19.
I am delighted to be joining the executive committee and to play my part in dealing with the next challenges following Covid, which will be making sure the delays experienced and attributed to the pandemic do not become entrenched. There are also other wider tort reform and costs issues to address which mean that SCIL’s role is more important than ever in supporting claimant clinical negligence lawyers in their work with injured clients.”
Emma’s practice covers a wide range of medical negligence claims including catastrophic brain and spinal injury, and she is keen to promote the role of lawyers in maintaining and improving patient safety.