Ann Ball


Ann is a Paralegal in the Medical Negligence Department, assisting Elizabeth Smith with a wide variety of complex legal claims.

Ann has previous experience in both Personal Injury and Family work, and has been a member of Wolferstans’ Medical Negligence Department since 2008.

Ann initially joined as a New Client Co-ordinator and dealt with potential new clients from their initial enquiry up until the point where funding arrangements were finalised and the claim transferred to one of the specialist lawyers in the department.

During her time in this role Ann learnt how upsetting and traumatic it can be for patients who have suffered injuries as a result of negligent medical treatment, and further understood just how daunting it can be for some people to approach Solicitors with a view to pursuing a claim, particularly if they have never had to do this before. Often people would have questions or concerns about the prospect of pursuing their medical negligence claims but Ann was always available to offer reassurances and answer any questions a client may have.

In 2015 Ann developed her career by becoming a paralegal, assisting Elizabeth Smith with a wide variety of claims, including delays in diagnosis and/or treatment of cancer, injuries sustained by mother or child at birth, and delays in diagnosis of infection resulting in amputation.

Ann has previously assisted Elizabeth Smith or is currently helping to investigate Cerebral Palsy claims, spinal injury claims, and Group B Strep claims, amongst many others.

In addition to assisting Elizabeth Smith with her case load on a day to day basis, Ann remains involved in connection with new enquiries by assisting, supporting and supervising our team of New Client Co-ordinators. Ann continues to assist by taking details of potential new claims, and is always happy to answer any questions about funding or the process of pursuing a medical negligence claim as she believes is it important for a client to feel fully comfortable and confident when instructing a solicitor in a potentially difficult and sensitive time in their life.