About Diane Rostron
I thought you might like to know a little about me. I am a daughter, sister, friend, mother, wife and partner.
I qualified as a solicitor in 1993. I quickly gained experience in medical (also called clinical) negligence work, realised that I had a flair for it and decided that I wished to specialise in it. By 1999 I had set up Rostrons, based in Lytham St Annes, Lancashire specialising in medical negligence claims.
In 2009 I merged with Linder Myers a large Manchester-based firm. Unfortunately, my tailored approach to my clients and their claims did not fit comfortably with a large city firm environment.
I left Linder Myers in June 2015 to join Addies as a Consultant. I have established a dedicated, specialised medical negligence team. I offer what I and others consider a unique service to my clients.
Family mean the world to me and I am grateful to have these wonderful people in my life
Being a solicitor is only part of what defines and colours my approach. As a child, the youngest of 10, I quickly came to realise that you have to treat people with kindness and care to get the best out of them. I also realised that sometimes life is just not fair. As a mother I appreciated for the very first time what being scared really means. As a sister and friend I learnt tact and diplomacy and that when presented with a brick wall came to realise that there are more ways round it than just straight over the top. As a daughter, wife and partner, I appreciate listening not just to what is being said but also to what goes unsaid.
It is not all about a claim. Families need local authority help, equipment, accommodation and therapies. I provide more than just a legal service. My approach is holistic. I recognise the needs of families and the help they may well require to battle with Local Authorities to obtain equipment, accommodation and therapies. I am aware of how lonely it can be caring for a severely injured family member. I will provide help and assistance with issues far outside the actual claim.
Our years of experience and expertise enable us to obtain results where other solicitors have failed.
“Having heard the factual matters and difficulties… It is a miracle the Claimant recovered any damages at all. It is to her team’s credit that a result was achieved. I have no doubt that it was the skill of the legal team that led to the settlement achieved”
This is a quote from a judge in January 2016 commenting upon the results I achieved for my child client. We recovered an award of £6.6 million.
It is these skills and experience together with my legal knowledge, forensic analysis, and understanding of medicine that has resulted in my national reputation for pursuing complex high-value medical negligence claims. I can succeed where others have failed.
“If I know what love is, it is because of you.”
A delay in Liam’s delivery resulted in a deprivation of oxygen, causing permanent, irreversible brain damage leading to cerebral palsy.
If you believe that your family has suffered a preventable injury due to medical negligence, contact our friendly team for a free initial consultation on 01253 766 559.
‘What always strikes me is how well-informed each individual is about every single case (of which they have many) and how each of them brings a different skill to the table. Diane is vastly experienced and there is no trick that she hasn’t written the book on. She is passing this onto the rest of her team and they get stronger each year. One particular strength is the incredibly resourceful in-house medical consultant, who works on each and every case, providing extremely useful insight into the medicine. It would not have been possible for me to prepare so thoroughly for cons, inquests and trials without the benefit of his very considerable expertise; enormous credit must go to Diane for tapping into such a rich vein of knowledge.’
‘Diane Rostron’s dedicated support and personal commitment to clients and their families makes her stand out from others in the field. She is the most committed and compassionate of solicitors that I have come across in dealings with in excess of 50 UK and worldwide law firms.’
“We would definitely recommend Diane.She is very informed and very knowledgeable. We felt very confident in her abilities. She was honest and direct, professional yet approachable and sensitive.”
“Diane Rostron is excellent. She is very professional but also very down to earth and was able to put me at ease from day one. The most important thing for me is having an open channel of communication and being kept up-to-date with progress and being told in layman's terms what the key issues are. This has always happened and I know if I contact Diane I will receive a prompt response. I have been waiting over 13 years for the opportunity to get justice for my son. I believe that my best chance of getting justice is to have Diane Rostron representing my son.”
“Diane is very easy to communicate with. We cannot express how pleased we are with the service she provided to us. She is a true professional. We would like to say a big thank you to Diane and her team from the bottom of our hearts. We would recommend her to anyone who needs a solicitor . Diane is first rate.”
"Diane Rostron has a rare combination of excellent judgement, tenaciousness, and compassion for her clients."
"The team provides an excellent and responsive service."
"Diane Rostron provides a consistent professional approach to all cases. She is noted to have a thorough understanding of their current situation and works tirelessly to find solutions to immediate difficulties they may be facing. Diane ensures that the clients are up to date with the progression of their case and is happy to speak to them directly if required"