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Penningtons Manches Cooper

DA VINCI HOUSE, BASING VIEW, BASINGSTOKE, RG21 4EQ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01256 407100
Fax:
Fax 01256 479425
DX:
148600 BASINGSTOKE 21
Email:
Web:
www.penningtons.co.uk

Alison Johnson

Tel:
Work +44 (0)1256 407100
Email:
Penningtons Manches LLP

Work Department

Clinical negligence

Position

Alison enjoys handling a wide practice covering the full spectrum of clinical negligence matters but with an emphasis on maximum severity birth injury and neonatal cerebral palsy cases, oncology, general practice, gynaecology and maternal injury, and cosmetic surgery claims. 

She has handled a number of maximum severity birth injury/neonatal claims recovering damages settlements of £8 million+. She also has considerable experience of managing mid-high value claims, often on a conditional fee agreement basis. 

Alison is an accredited solicitor with both the AvMA and Law Society specialist clinical negligence panels and receives enquiries through them. She is also a trained AvMA helpline volunteer. 

She splits her time between the Basingstoke and Oxford offices, increasingly so in Oxford as she builds her practice there. 

Career

Trained Beachcroft LLP (Bristol and Winchester); qualified 2001; associate Penningtons Manches 2007-17; associate director Penningtons Manches 2017

Education

Bishop Heber County High School, Malpas, Cheshire; University of Surrey, Guildford (1994-98) BSC Hons Law & German 2:1; College of Law, Guildford (1998-99) LPC Distinction.


South East: Insurance

Clinical negligence: claimant

Within: Next generation lawyers

Alison Johnson - Penningtons Manches Cooper

Within: Clinical negligence: claimant

Penningtons Manches Cooper's clinical negligence team delivers an 'impeccable level of service within excellent response times'. Brain and birth injuries, as well as amputation, oncological, sepsis, cauda equina and orthopaedic claims, are some of the multi-track areas which are handled on a national and cross-border level, while the team also engages in lower-value cosmetic surgery and product liability matters. A highlight from 2017 was Alison Appelboam-Meadows' settlement of a matter in which the claimant suffered a placental abruption and lost her baby following the negligent treatment of her unusual CTG tracing results. The 'knowledgeable, professional and caring' practice co-lead Philippa Luscombe and associate Emma Beeson are recommended. Associate director Alison Johnson heads the maternal and gynaecological injuries team.

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