Managing Director

Joseph Norton

  • Medical Negligence

Qualifications and Study Experience

Joseph studied law at the Birmingham City University, obtaining a 2:1 degree classification. He completed his Legal Practice Course at the University of Law in Birmingham, achieving a Commendation on the course.


Work Experience

Joseph began his legal career at Waldrons Solicitors, starting as a Trainee Solicitor in 2008. He did seats in Personal Injury, Family Law, Criminal Law and Medical Negligence. He enjoyed the work involved in Medical Negligence, and chose to qualify into that area of law.

After gaining experience at Waldrons, Joseph moved to Bevan Brittan, a Top 100 national law firm. He worked in their Birmingham office and was promoted to an Associate, representing Defendant NHS Trusts and defending medical negligence claims. The experience and insight he gained at Bevan Brittan was extremely useful, as it now allows Joseph a more rounded view of a claim. He is able to assess the strength of claims being investigated, as well as have a better perspective of any potential weaknesses too. As well as having insight into Claimants’ concerns, he can appreciate the difficulties that poorly investigated claims can cause to NHS clinicians.

Joseph moved back to Waldrons in 2017, to head up the Compensation Department, before being promoted to Associate Director. The team has seen significant growth since, with the amalgamation of a specialist Birmingham-based Personal Injury firm adding to the team’s experience.

Joseph has dealt with a wide range of cases, ranging from surgical errors and cases involving delayed diagnosis, to cases involving brain injuries that are worth several million pounds. He has been involved in a number of Group Litigation cases, including litigation against the Breast Surgeon Mr Ian Paterson, the use of vaginal mesh, and more recently investigating concerns about the Walsall Orthopaedic Surgeon, Mr Shah. He aims to help resolve clients’ concerns by carrying out detailed and pragmatic investigations to find out what really happened, and pursuing cases as far as necessary in order to achieve the best result possible.


External Mentions

Joseph qualified as a Solicitor in 2010; he is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales.

The Compensation Department is ranked in Chambers and Partners and are listed as a ‘Firm to Watch’ in the Legal 500. The Medical Negligence team are listed as a recommended law firm with the Foundation for Infant Loss Training, and subscribe as a member of Action against Medical Accidents.

Joseph also sits on the Executive Committee of the Society of Clinical Injury Lawyers, and his online reviews can be found at ReviewSolicitors.

Joseph has appeared on BBC News West Midlands and has assisted BBC2’s Newsnight with issues surrounding medical negligence. He has also spoken on the radio with Nick Ferrari on LBC, as well as Waldrons’ local radio station, Black Country Radio.


Personal Info

Outside of work, Joseph enjoys spending time with his wife and family, eating out, and going for walks across Cannock Chase. He likes to relax by watching television and reading. He’s also learning a new language and seems to be continuously trying to stay fit, both with mixed results!