Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon

United Kingdom > East Midlands > Insurance > Law firm and leading lawyer rankings



Clinical negligence: claimant

Index of tables

  1. Clinical negligence: claimant
  2. Leading individuals

A leading firm with a good and experienced clinical negligence team’, Barratts Solicitors stands out for its dedicated Court of Protection team, which is headed by Julie Greenwood. The practice has particular strength in cerebral palsy claims. Malcolm Goff, Alison Brooks and Emma Zukowska are also recommended.

Freeths regularly acts in cases arising from stillbirth and neonatal death, adult brain injury, and cerebral palsy. Jane Williams heads the ‘top-notch practice’, which includes Karen Reynolds, Paul Balen, and Siobhan Genever.

Bridge McFarland’s ‘excellent’ team handles a range of clinical negligence matters covering brain injuries, orthopaedics, gynaecology and general surgeries. Ian Sprakes heads the team, which includes Danielle Barney.

Sally-Ann Robinson leads the ‘strong and experienced’ team at Langleys Solicitors LLP, and is noted for her expertise in handling complex and challenging cerebral palsy cases. Newly promoted partner Andrew Cragg is noted for his knowledge in the area of preventable suicides.

Nelsons Solicitors Limited has an ‘excellent and well-prepared’ team headed by Bruce Williams, who is noted for his focus on birth injury claims. Matthew Olner is also recommended.

Shakespeare Martineau LLP’s ‘strong team’ undertakes the full range of clinical negligence claims against NHS Trusts, GPs, private consultants and care homes. The names to note are Robert Rose and Neil Clayton.

Shoosmiths LLP’s ‘outstanding’ group covers a broad spectrum of cases ranging from fatalities to cerebral palsy claims, with a strong focus on birth injury-related cases. Andrea Rusbridge and Sarah Harper are the key practitioners.

Recent highlights for Wilson Browne Solicitors’ ‘very approachable yet professional’ team include advising on claims related to paranoid schizophrenia and delayed diagnosis. The practice is headed by Louise Tyler.

Clinical negligence: defendant

An extremely effective and efficient player in the medical defence field’, Browne Jacobson LLP routinely acts for the NHS Litigation Authority, the Medical Protection Society and the East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust. The key figures in the department are Lorna Hardman, Ian Long, and Simon Tait.

Personal injury: claimant

Index of tables

  1. Personal injury: claimant
  2. Leading individuals

Leading individuals

  1. 1

A highly professional and caring firm’, Barratts Solicitors recently added a dedicated Court of Protection practice led by Julie Greenwood. In 2015, the group was appointed in an increasing number of PI cases with a multi-jurisdictional element. Key practitioners include Ed Myers and David Tomlinson.

Shakespeare Martineau LLP’s clients highlight the firm’s ‘first-class service’. Steven Baylis, Kathryn Hart and Julie Vallance collectively bring over 65 years of experience acting for claimants in high-value personal injury matters covering spinal and head injuries, amputations, complex back and joint injuries and asbestosis claims.

Shoosmiths LLP’s ‘fast, efficient and caring’ team advises on spinal cord and brain injuries, amputations, severe burns and psychological traumas. Chris McKinney and Rose Donoghue are the key figures.

Thompsons Solicitors LLP routinely handles brain injury and paraplegia cases, and is noted for its strength in asbestosis and mesothelioma matters. The team is led by Reuben Greenwood and Linda Millband.

Jane Goulding heads the PI team at Freeths, which has an extensive track record in catastrophic injury cases. The practice also handles brain injury cases for both children and adults.

Nelsons Solicitors Limited’s ‘excellent’ team includes Bruce Williams, who is experienced in representing children in severe brain injuries, and Chris Stansfield, who is the go-to person for group litigations and asbestos-related claims.

Wilson Browne Solicitors covers all aspects of PI claims, ranging from employers’ liability to negligence claims. Louise Tyler is the name to note.

Recent work for Actons includes public liability claims concerning children and animals, and workplace accidents. Gary Chadwick, Tom Payne and Heidi Gleadhill are recommended.

Banner Jones Solicitors’ ‘extremely impressive’ group advises on claims arising from road traffic and workplace accidents, public liability and employers liability. Simon Wright and Robert Banner are recommended.

Bridge McFarland is rated for its ‘client-focused approach’. Kathryn Hudson specialises in PI claims with a maritime element. Leanne Keating heads the group.

At JMP Solicitors, Ian Howard specialises in claims concerning fatal injuries, industrial diseases and accidents at work.

Roythornes Solicitors’ ‘experienced and excellent’ team frequently advises on military accident, sports and travel injury claims. Victoria Stevenson is recommended.

Rothera Dowson merged with Sharp Young & Pearce LLP in June 2016, forming Rothera Sharp Solicitors. The ‘very professional’ team brings more than 20 years’ experience in accidents at work, farming accidents, road traffic accidents, negligent beauty treatments, and public and occupiers liability. It is particularly noted for its handling of cases involving the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority and Motor Insurance Bureau. Elisabeth Halls heads the team, which includes Rebecca Emeleus.

Smith Partnership’s team of ‘highly professional’ lawyers specialises in high-value road accident and industrial disease claims. Simon Rowley and David Clark are recommended.

Spencers Solicitors acted in several claims concerning road and workplace accidents. Jane Gittins left the firm in June 2016.

Wilkin Chapman LLP has specialist expertise in acting in military injury claims against the Ministry of Defence. Mark Robinson and Tean Butcher are recommended.

Personal injury: defendant

Index of tables

  1. Personal injury: defendant
  2. Leading individuals

Leading individuals

  1. 1

Browne Jacobson LLP is ‘highly experienced and very well respected in the field of child abuse compensation claims’. Susan Mabbott, Nick Parsons, James Fawcett, and Sarah Erwin-Jones are the names to note.

A first-rate firm for the most serious personal injury claims’, Weightmans LLP has uninsured and untraced driver claims. Dave Cottam and Paul Debney are recommended.

Professional negligence

Browne Jacobson LLP stands out for its ‘exceptional insurance industry acumen and business-focused approach’. The practice acts for a range of insurers and regulatory bodies including Hiscox, the SRA, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and Zurich. Practice head Jonathan Newbold and Nik Carle are recommended.

Flint Bishop LLP advised the former partners of a tax accounting firm in a claim against their former solicitors. Qamer Ghafoor is the name to note for professional negligence matters.

Shakespeare Martineau LLPpunches well above its weight’ in the professional negligence arena. In 2015 the practice experienced an increase in claims related to pension transfers and investment mis-selling. Kendal Litherland and Emma Anderson have extensive experience acting exclusively for claimants in professional negligence cases.

Nelsons Solicitors Limited’s ‘excellent’ professional negligence team acts for claimants as well as defendants. Recent work includes acting for the claimant in a dispute regarding non-payment of legal fees. Simon Trees, Kevin Modiri and Cathryn Selby are recommended.

GC Diversity and Inclusion Report

In partnership with...

International comparative guides

Giving the in-house community greater insight to the law and regulations in different jurisdictions.

Select Practice Area

Press releases

The latest news direct from law firms. If you would like to submit press releases for your firm, send an email request to

Legal Developments in the UK

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to

Press Releases in the UK

The latest news direct from law firms. If you would like to submit press releases for your firm, send an email request to