Paladin brings together a unique combination of legal expertise and hands-on NHS experience.
Anne Reed – Managing Director
Tel: 01822 610303
Direct Dial: 01822 661339
Anne is a dual qualified practitioner. A qualified nurse having trained at the renowned St. Thomas’ Hospital in London, Anne achieved the prestigious Nightingale award, followed on by an extensive 17 year NHS career.
Anne gained rapid promotion within her NHS career and achieved her Masters of Science, equipping her with invaluable research and analytical skills enabling her to evaluate, critic and measure outcomes of performance management and effectiveness of service provision. Anne achieved her eminent NHS profile in her role as a Clinician, Manager and Expert in Tissue Viability, thus providing her clients with a wealth of knowledge and expertise. Anne re-qualified as a Solicitor in 2002. A unique and challenging combination of clinical and legal experience led Anne to specialise as a Claimant Clinical Negligence Lawyer. As a skilled litigator and advocate Anne is a progressive and dynamic individual who is challenging and proactive in her approach.
Anne is driven by a desire to ensure that all patients and in particular, those who are vulnerable or elderly, receive the ‘best care’ to meet their needs. Acting as an Attorney for Health and Welfare and Finance, arranging and supporting clinical and social care packages, particularly in the client’s own home, has become a specialist area of expertise both on a professional and personal level. Anne is unphased by bureaucracy and brings her knowledge, empathy and passion to bear on behalf of clients, families and fellow professionals all over the UK.
In addition to her legal advocacy work, Anne is an eminent speaker in the arena of medico-legal training utilising her wealth of experience and aptitude for the ever changing climate clinicians are currently facing. Anne is a lively individual who stimulates and challenge individuals’ practice whilst at the same time, providing a creative and pragmatic approach to the delivery and management of patient care.
Whilst a high achiever and standard setter for all those with whom she comes in contact, Anne is an incredibly dynamic yet caring person who enjoys her family and country life in Devon together with her passions of running, golf and VW camper van enthusiast.
Rachael Hawes – Professional Advocate
Tel: 01822 610303
Direct Dial: 01822 661336
Rachael is delighted to re-join Paladin Advocates and Attorneys as a Professional Advocate.
Rachael graduated from Exeter University in 2005 with a BA (Hons) degree in History and Politics. She subsequently won a highly sought after scholarship to undertake a Graduate Diploma in Law with Plymouth University before later qualifying as a Solicitor (currently non-practising). Rachael has had a varied legal background as a legal professional to include both industrial injury and private client work. She has also undertaken voluntary work for the charity Victim Support, assisting victims and witnesses of crime through the courts process.
Rachael’s passion has always been for the provision of legal services that benefit the elderly and most vulnerable in our society. This led her to join Paladin Advocates in 2011 as Operations Manager where she worked alongside Anne Reed on a range of health and social care related cases, gaining particular expertise in Continuing Healthcare funding. Rachael is delighted to re-join Paladin Advocates and Attorneys in 2022 as a Professional Advocate.
A gentle and compassionate person, Rachael brings a real warmth and charm to clients. She is incredibly diligent, professional and empathetic to the needs of everyone around her.
Rachael enjoys running on beautiful Dartmoor and coastal water sports as well as her family life in the locality.