Who? Renu Daly, 38, clinical negligence solicitor at national firm Neil Hudgell.
Why is she in the news? She is acting for the victims of a paedophile medical doctor who was jailed for 22 years in December for sexually abusing gravely ill boys aged 10 to 16.
Myles Bradbury admitted abusing 18 boys in his care over the four and a half years he worked as a paediatrician at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.
He was sentenced to 22 years in prison after being found to have carried out medical examinations ‘purely for his own sexual gratification’.
Daly has now called for a ‘full and independent inquiry’ into how Bradbury’s crimes went undetected for so long and is to pursue civil claims against Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Dr Keith McNeil, chief executive of the trust, said after the trial at Cambridge Crown Court: ‘Today’s sentencing of Bradbury cannot undo the damage he caused, but he is finally behind bars and is no longer a risk to vulnerable children. The lengthy sentence shows that Bradbury’s abhorrent betrayal and manipulation of his position as a doctor has been fully recognised.’
Thoughts on the case: ‘I feel privileged to have met these children and their families, all of whom have had to cope not only with serious medical conditions, but also the trauma of sexual abuse at the hands of someone they trusted. I was a police officer for five years and have dealt with victims of crime of all ages and from all walks of life, and so have some understanding of what they have been through.’
Why become a lawyer? ‘So as to be able to use analytical skills to conduct an investigation from the very beginning right through to the end.’
Career high: ‘This tragic case because I am working with and getting to know so many brave and inspiring people.’