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David Fuller Inquiry

On 8th November 2021 the government announced an independent inquiry into the circumstances that allowed David Fuller to commit serious offences in a hospital mortuary. 

Between 2008 – 2020 David Fuller was able to sexually assault at least 100 bodies in Tunbridge Wells and Pembury Hospitals where he was working as an electrician. 81 of the victims have been identified by Kent Police as part of Operation Sandpiper. 

Dean Wilson Solicitors have been advising families since the news of the offences was first reported to them in mid-October 2021, and now represent the largest group of families. We recognise the sensitive nature of what has happened, and all client information is kept completely confidential. 

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Compensation for Families Affected

David Fuller Inquiry

An independent inquiry has been called and we have been working with families to ensure that the hospital, and those responsible for these mistakes, are held accountable. The inquiry that has been ordered by the government is not a public inquiry, so we have been working with families to ensure that they will be properly represented as part of the inquiry. We have been calling for a full public inquiry and are advising families on their rights should this request not be met. 

We strongly advise that all affected families take legal advice so that they can understand what the next steps will be, and what their rights are in respect to this. All communication with us is completely confidential and without any obligation to proceed. 

Families are encouraged to contact us on 01273 249200 and to ask to speak to Ben Davey who is handling the inquiry on behalf of families. 

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Samantha Brace

Trainee Solicitor, Personal Injury & Medical Negligence

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Samantha Brace

Trainee Solicitor, Personal Injury & Medical Negligence

Samantha is currently undergoing her first seat as a trainee Solicitor in our Personal Injury & Medical Negligence team, assisting Alex Brown, head of the Personal Injury department with claims in relation to severe and life changing injuries resulting in: 

  • Brain Injury 
  • Birth Injury 
  • Severe Orthopaedic Injuries  
  • Spinal Cord Injury 

Samantha previously worked as a Paralegal in the Dispute Resolution team running her own possession claims assisting landlords recover their residential property along with any rent arrears owed and a successful Judgment for their legal costs. 

Samantha worked closely with a well-known local managing agents to help clients achieve the best possible outcome. She also assisted senior members in the team with more general litigation matters. 

Qualifications

  • 1st Class LLB Law (Hons)
  • LPC LLM with Distinction in Professional Legal Practice

Samantha can be contacted by email: slb@deanwilson.co.uk or on her direct dial: 01273 249298. 

Alex Brown

Alex Brown

Partner & Head of Department, Personal Injury & Medical Negligence

Alex Brown

Alex Brown

Partner & Head of Department, Personal Injury & Medical Negligence

Areas of Specialism

Alex is the head of the Personal Injury and Medical Negligence team specialises in severe and life changing injuries to Claimants who have suffered Personal Injuries, Criminal Injuries & Medical Negligence resulting in:

  • Brain Injury
  • Spinal Cord injury
  • Birth Injury
  • Amputations
  • Severe Orthopaedic Injuries

Recent Client Matters

Qualifications, Membership & Directory Rankings

  • Solicitor (LLB Hons)
  • Member of Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
  • Headway Panel Solicitor
  • Major Trauma Signposting Partnership (Brighton)
  • Chambers & Partner (Band 2 Partner, Personal Injury and Band 3 Partner, Medical Negligence) 
  • Legal 500 (Next Generation Partner, Medical Negligence)

Brown, Alex

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Ben Davey

Senior Chartered Legal Executive, Personal Injury & Medical Negligence

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Ben Davey

Senior Chartered Legal Executive, Personal Injury & Medical Negligence

Areas of Specialism

Ben is a Senior Chartered Legal Executive in the Personal Injury & Medical Negligence team. He specialises in complex personal injury and medical negligence claims, acting for the injured party or the families. He specialises in a wide range of life-changing injuries ranging from road traffic accidents, employment claims to severe injury medical negligence claims. Ben is also frequently instructed to represent families at inquest. 

Ben has dealt with a number of profile matters which have been reported in the regional, national, and international media. 

Recent Client Matters

Personal Injury

Medical Negligence

Inquests

Human Rights

Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority

Feedback

Ben works hard to get the best possible results for his clients. He is organised, has good analytical skills and a good eye for detail – Chambers & Partners 2024

 

Thinks outside the box – he sees and acknowledges my struggles – The Legal 500 2023

 

Years of relevant experience and can take cases forward and to successful conclusions with vigour – The Legal 500 2022

 

Truly outstanding professional – he is willing to go the extra mile and you can always rely on him to ensure clients get justice - Chambers and Partners 2022

 

Ben Davey was highly professional, diligent and constructively helpful in his explanations. Ben quickly identified the issues and provided a practical approach to deal with the issues in question and accordingly I have no hesitation in recommending him and his firm – Google review

Qualifications, Membership (& Directory Rankings)

  • Senior Chartered Legal Executive (FCilex)
  • Member of Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
  • Headway Panel Solicitor
  • Major Trauma Signposting Partnership (Brighton)

Davey, Ben

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Jessica Edwards

Solicitor, Personal Injury & Medical Negligence

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Jessica Edwards

Solicitor, Personal Injury & Medical Negligence

Areas of Specialism

I am a Solicitor specialising in personal injury and medical negligence claims. I qualified as a Solicitor in March 2022, having previously spent 4 years working with the team assisting on high value catastrophic injury cases involving brain and spinal cord injury.

I only act for the injured party (Claimants). My specialism is working with people who suffer serious injuries, which may have been caused by:

  • Road traffic accidents including Cars, Bicycles and Pedestrians
  • Accidents at work
  • Accidents on public property/highways
  • Medical Negligence/Injury

Recent Client Matters

I have previously reached settlement for my clients who have suffered a range of injuries including fractures, soft tissue injuries and PTSD. Following an accident, a client’s day to day life is affected. My role is to secure compensation for client’s whose ability to work and earn has been impacted and to help them meet future treatment needs on a private basis to assist their recovery.

I am currently assisting my colleague, Ben Davey, with the David Fuller inquiry and compensation scheme, and we act for many the affected family members.

  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Negligence 
  • Inquests

Qualifications, Membership 

  • Solicitor (LLB Hons)
  • Member of Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
  • Major Trauma Signposting Partnership (Brighton)
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Tom Saady Gardiner

Paralegal, Personal Injury & Medical Negligence

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Tom Saady Gardiner

Paralegal, Personal Injury & Medical Negligence

Areas of Specialism

Tom is a Paralegal in the Personal Injury and Medical Negligence team, assisting Ben Davey and Jessica Edwards with a variety of cases ranging from minor to severe. Tom has assisted on the successful settlement of a number of cases involving severe orthopaedic and psychiatric injuries.

Recent Client Matters

  • Tom assisted in securing a successful settlement for two secondary victim claims, where the Claimants were witnessed to the aftermath of a close family member sustaining severe orthopaedic injuries arising out of a road traffic collision.
  • Tom is assisting in the ongoing Article 3 (torture & degrading treatment) & Article 8 (private & family life) group action claim for more than 120 family members of David Fuller’s mortuary victims.
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Natasha Gunn

Paralegal, Personal Injury & Medical Negligence

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Natasha Gunn

Paralegal, Personal Injury & Medical Negligence

Areas of Specialism

Natasha is a Paralegal in the Personal Injury and Medical Negligence team, and assists Ben Davey and Jessica Edwards with a variety of cases involving:

  • Severe orthopaedic injury
  • Brain injury
  • Amputation
  • Inquests
  • Psychiatric injury

Recent Client Matters

  • Natasha is assisting in the Article 8 (private & family life) group action claim for more than 120 family members of David Fuller’s mortuary victims.
  • Natasha has recently assisted on the settlement of a case involving a pedestrian who was struck by a car resulting in orthopaedic, dental and brain injuries. 

Qualifications, Membership

  • LLB (Hons)
  • LLM Law – International Human Rights Law
  • Currently studying towards the SQE (Solicitor Qualifying Exam)
Rebecca Roberts

Rebecca Roberts

Associate Solicitor, Dispute Resolution

Rebecca Roberts

Rebecca Roberts

Associate Solicitor, Dispute Resolution

Areas of Specialism

Rebecca is a Solicitor in the General Litigation team and specialises in dispute resolution, breach of contract, construction disputes, property litigation - including possession claims and debt recovery and enforcement. 

Recent Client Matters

  • Rebecca successfully obtained a freezing injunction in the high court for her client to prevent the Defendant dissipating their assets ahead of high court action.
  • Rebecca settled a complex high court case reported in the media in respect of a construction dispute – Rebecca achieved a three-figure settlement figure for her client.
  • Rebecca settled a breach of contract dispute concerning bonus payments – this was settled ahead of a multi-track trial and achieved a very favourable financial result for the client.
  • Rebecca has been instructed by and defended high profile clients in the music industry where Rebecca had the claim against them dismissed.

Qualifications, Membership 

  • Solicitor (LLB Hons)

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