If you’ve been left with an anal sphincter injury after giving birth, we know you’ll want answers about what went wrong. At Enable Law, we understand how difficult life with an anal sphincter injury can be and you can feel confident you’re speaking to a genuine, compassionate expert. Our specialist team of medical negligence solicitors have helped many people who have been left in pain by negligent treatment and we’d like to help you too. With offices in London and across the South and South West, we act for clients all over the UK.

When you talk to us, you can be sure that we’re:

  • Accredited for our expertise by organisations like the Law Society, the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA)
  • Top-ranked in independent legal directories like Chambers and Legal 500
  • Experienced in helping clients who’ve been left debilitated and self-conscious by their injuries
  • Ready to fight to get you the compensation that you deserve

What the legal directories say about us:  “I found the whole team sympathetic and understanding of my needs and concerns.”

“They have a fantastic team of senior solicitors, enormous resources and a very strong caseload.”

Visit our site today to find out more about how we can help you.


Claire Leslie

Claire in based in Exeter and specialises in gynaecological and obstetric claims and is accredited by the SRA’s Clinical Negligence Accreditation Scheme. Claire worked on the Rob Jones Group cases which investigated claims for over 200 women who had suffered gynaecological injuries as a result of treatment by the Consultant Rob Jones. She understands how debilitating gynaecological injuries can be, which is why she treats all her clients with respect and sensitivity. Claire also has deep specialism in birth injury claims investigating negligent treatment on behalf of both the mother and the child.

Tel: 03303 116770

Email: claire.leslie@enablelaw.com


Michelle Biddulph

Michelle leads Enable Law’s Exeter team. She has practised medical negligence law since she qualified as a solicitor, and deals with claims related to all kinds of injuries. Michelle specialises in gynaecological & obstetric injuries, and fully appreciates how sensitive these can be.  Michelle is accredited by the SRA’s Clinical Negligence Accreditation Scheme, and is an active member of Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA). Michelle will fight to ensure that your voice is heard. 

Tel: 03303 116790

Email: michelle.biddulph@enablelaw.com


Jackie Linehan

Jackie is a Legal Director based in Bristol.  She has over 25 years experience dealing with injury claims.  She specialises in medical negligence claims related to childbirth, and has helped many families who have been affected by birth injuries.  She is an AvMA (Action against Medical Accidents) clinical negligence panel member and is quoted in Chambers Directory as a “Recognised Practitioner” where she is recognised as ‘Very clever and a lovely solicitor’ and ‘Competent, clever and realistic’.

Tel: 03303 116755

Email: jackie.linehan@enablelaw.com


Laura Scantlebury

Laura is a solicitor in Enable Law’s clinical negligence team in Truro. She acts for claimants in all areas of medical negligence but has a particular interest and experience in cases which involve obstetrics or gynaecology, including claims for mothers who have had an anal sphincter injury in childbirth. Laura was part of the Enable Law team which represented around 200 women in a group action against a Cornish hospital, whose claims arose from treatment provided by a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist over a 20 year period.  Laura enjoys working with clients and is motivated by making a positive difference to clients at a difficult point in their lives. Laura has recently settled a case for a Claimant with an anal sphincter injury for a significant sum.

Tel: 03303 116904

Email: laura.scantlebury@enablelaw.com


Morgan Lister

Morgan specialises in gynaecological and obstetric negligence claims. He investigates claims where the mother, the child, or both, have suffered injuries as a result of potentially negligent care provided around childbirth. Morgan also volunteers with Meningitis Now and Child Bereavement UK, and on the AvMA helpline.

Tel: 03303 116807

Email: morgan.lister@enablelaw.com