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JMW Solicitors LLP

Work 0345 402 0001
Fax 0161 828 1827
14372 Manchester 1
Liverpool, London, Manchester

Sally Leonards

Work 0161 828 1996
JMW Solicitors LLP

Work Department

Clinical negligence.


Sally Leonards is a longstanding partner in the clinical negligence department at JMW. She handles high value clinical negligence compensation claims but has particular expertise in unusual, complex and catastrophic injury cases especially birth injury, brain and spinal injury claims. In her 20+ years career Sally has secured numerous multimillion-pound settlements for children and adults in need of specialist care and accommodation due to cerebral palsy and other brain injuries. Sally's most recent settlement amounts to £25 million.

Cauda equina syndrome claims are another specialist area for Sally and she is currently representing numerous victims of this type of medical negligence across the country. Sally also recently settled a case for a young man with a misdiagnosed hip condition securing a very substantial settlement of £2.25 million.


Trained Boote Edgar Esterkin, Manchester; qualified 1995; JMW since December 1996. Partner 2001 to date. Has provided training for lawyers on behalf of Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) and the Spinal injury Association.


Basic French and a smattering of Spanish


Law Society, Association of Personal Injury Lawyers; Action against Medical Accidents.


Bolton County Grammar School; Liverpool University (1986 BA Hons); Manchester Metropolitan University (1992 CPE; 1993 LSF).


Yoga, cinema, dance, modern art, cooking.

North West: Insurance

Clinical negligence: claimant

Within: Leading individuals

Sally Leonards - JMW Solicitors LLP

Within: Clinical negligence: claimant

JMW Solicitors LLP  fields an ‘excellent team of tenacious and down-to-earth solicitors who fight hard for their clients to ensure that they get the best possible compensation’. Department head Eddie Jones has an ‘excellent grasp of the key issues of law, practice and strategy; he is immsensely hardworking and can take a novel approach when needed to pursue the right litigation strategy’. Angharad Hughes  is ‘enormously sympathetic to her clients and has excellent attention to detail’ and Melissa Gardner  ‘strikes a great rapport with her clients which is vital for communication so she can elicit the best evidence for her clients’. The ‘highly specialised and dedicated team' has real expertise in the most serious cases of birth injury, brain injury and spinal injury cases, and is a leading firm for cases involving kernicterus brain injury and cauda equina syndrome. The ‘very experiencedSally Leonards  ‘adopts a tenacious but realistic approach to each case’. Senior associate Steven Brown  is a ‘highly committed and proactive claimant lawyer’. Olivia Scates is no longer at the firm.

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