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Clinical negligence: claimant
Clinical negligence: claimant - ranked: tier 4

Jobling Gowler Solicitors

Jobling Gowler Solicitors handles a braad spread of work including birth injury and cerebral palsy claims, as well as brain and spinal injury cases. Other areas of expertise includes delays in diagnosis of cancer, misdiagnosis and amputation cases. Practice head Gill Peate benefits from 'medical knowledge from a previous career as a nurse', while name partner Simon Gowler 'gives down-to-earth advice with a light touch' and has particular expertise in Cauda Equina cases. The team has been strengthened in recent months by number of new hires, including Louise Wilcox, who has expertise in handling cases centred around fatalities and serious brain injuries.

Practice head(s):Gill Peate

Other key lawyers:Simon Gowler; Louise Wilcox


'The firm's uniqueness is that clients tend to be dealt with at partner level, by experienced knowledgeable practitioners who provide realistic advice.'

'Simon Gowler is experienced, measured and gives down to earth advice with a light touch.'

'Gill Peate is experienced and has a good eye for the outcome of a case.'

'Louise Wilcox is a real fighter who gets stuck in and is not afraid of a difficult case.'

'Unquestionable professionalism and extensive experience in their field. Help, advice and support is always available. Unrivalled level of care demonstrated.'

'An exceptional level of care and understanding.

'Louise Wilcox contributed to making my case the least traumatic that it could possibly be due to her professionalism, knowledge and empathy. I am unsure I could have embarked on this journey with any other solicitor.'

'Local and personal for those wanting to avoid the high rise city centre firms but obtain similar quality.'

Work highlights

  • Successfully pursued and settled a cerebral palsy claim in excess of £28m.
  • Achieved six-figure settlement for the claimant suffering with the aftermath of Cauda Equina.
  • Successfully challenged expert’s initial findings to the benefit of the claimant in Cauda Equina negligence claim.
  • Advised on complex acquired brain injury case, working closely with the Professional Deputy to ensure a successful rehabilitation programme was secured for the client.

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Personal injury: claimant
Personal injury: claimant - ranked: tier 4

Jobling Gowler Solicitors

Jobling Gowler Solicitors has experience in the full range of of personal injury work, including road traffic accidents, employers' liability and public liability. David Mercer is the department head and focuses on sports injury claims with considerable experience in claims relating to football injuries and rowing accidents. Name partner Simon Gowler deals with serious personal injury claims. New additions to the team include Louise Wilcox, who joined from Price Slater Gawne in January 2019, and solicitor Laura Hart who moved over from the now insolvent Roberts Jackson Solicitors in mid-2018.

Practice head(s):David Mercer

Other key lawyers:Simon Gowler; Gill Peate; Louise Wilcox


'A boutique law practice -with well qualified and highly experienced practitioners who provide a bespoke service to clients. They do not undertake high volume litigation but specialise in higher value cases where client contact is more important. They choose their experts carefully in cases as part of the bespoke service. they are also respected by defendant firms because of their expertise and consequently get better results for clients.'

'Simon Gowler is measured, experienced and gives excellent advice delivered with a light touch.'

'Louise Wilcox is very dedicated to clients, presses cases hard and works tirelessly to get the best result for the client.'

'Gill Peate is a former nurse; she is very experienced and has excellent judgement. David Mercer truly leaves no stone unturned when running a case.'

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