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Janine Collier

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Tees Law

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Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury


Executive Partner, Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury

Janine is the Head of the Medical Negligence and Personal Injury Team at Tees. She has been doing medical negligence work since qualifiation in 2001 and has recovered £millions compensation for victims of medical accidents. Janine's experience includes birth defects and unintended pregnancies (wrongful birth claims); birth injuries to the child, including cerebral palsy; birth injuries to the mother; brain injuries; deaths; DVTs and pulmonary emboli; substandard general practice care; orthopaedic claims; surgical errors and tuberculosis. 

Latterly, she has sub-specialised in cases involving:

  • birth injuries to the mother (obstetric anal sphincter injuries (OASIS)); 
  • adult brain injuries (in particular cases involving delays in diagnosing a brain tumour and strokes); and 
  • a fatality, where there are a number of surviving dependants
  • sepsis 
Awards & Accolades: Law Society Steering Group for the review of the Clinical Negligence Accreditation Scheme (2016); AvMA Advisory FRC Group (2016); Professional Sector Network “Medical Negligence Adviser of the Year” Award (2017); Lawyer Monthly Women in Law Award for Personal Injury (2017).

Speaking: Panellist at Annual AvMA Panel Meeting (2016); "Consent and the Spine Surgeon" - West Midlands Spinal Regional Network (2018).

Other: Janine peer reviews articles in Clinical Risk; and has published a number of articles and case reports in LawTel, Lexis Nexis, PI Focus and online.


Field Fisher Waterhouse: 1999 - 2006
1999: Trainee; 2001 Solicitor; 2004: Professional Support Lawyer

Lorimer, Longhurst & Lees: 2006 - 2008

Tees Law: 2008 to date
2008: Solicitor; 2010: Associate; 2013: Senior Associate; 2015: Partner; 2016: Executive Partner, Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury


AvMA Panel Member; Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel Member; APIL Senior Litigator


Portsmouth High School GPDST
1994 - 1998: Magdalene College, Cambridge University : BA Honours Classics & Law (II.I)
1998-1999: The College of Law : Legal Practice Course (Distinction)


Away from work I am kept busy by my two children. 

When I have time, I try to stay fit, playing some tennis, going to the gym, doing some running and on occasion some Obstacle Course Races and/or cycling events.

East Anglia: Insurance

Clinical negligence: claimant

Within: Leading individuals

Janine Collier - Tees Law

Within: Clinical negligence: claimant

Tees Law provides 'very good professional service and quick response times; the team is on the ball and explains things well to clients'. The firm is known for 'high-quality instructions with intellectual calibre' and it has one of the largest clinical negligence practices in the East Anglia region. 'They are dedicated to the cases they handle', says one barrister of the team led by the 'intellectually sharp, personable and sensitive' Janine Collier and Paul Taylor , who provide 'robust and fair advice'. Taylor led a team that acted in a £1.2m claim arising from negligent management of a long-term Warfarin prescription, which led to an intracranial haemorrhage. Collier acted for the wife of a deceased man who developed sepsis after a routine elective reversal of an end colostomy at a private hospital in London. The amount of compensation has yet to be decided, but the claim has an estimated value of £7m. Associate and APIL senior litigator Adam Copeland is 'very able - he pushes very hard and obtains tremendous settlements'. He has 20 years' experience and recently secured £130,000 for the wife a man who was misdiagnosed as having an immunodeficiency disorder and consequently received unnecessary and excessive doses of immunoglobulin. 'Professional, friendly and helpful' solicitor Sarah Stocker is also recommended. Associate David Gabell joined Fosters.

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