Ms Kate Rohde > Fieldfisher > London, England > Lawyer Profile


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Medical Negligence Solicitors


I specialise in catastrophic and fatal injury claims and have many years’ experience securing the highest possible, sometimes ground-breaking awards for those whose lives are devastated by medical negligence.

My team and I deal with all aspects of serious injury, but predominantly brain injury, birth injury, spinal injury, cerebral palsy and death of a loved one. I am regularly called upon to advise amid highly distressing circumstances.

We pride ourselves on offering sensitively and respect to all our clients and fighting for just settlement in every case to help fund aids, equipment, rehabilitation and medical care. Our aim is to provide the circumstances for those injured and their families to live their best possible lives.

My experience means I can instruct the best medical experts for each case.

I also lobby for the medical profession to be well-informed about the legal process. I work with medical organisations to deliver training and ensure the law and specific cases are used to learn lessons and improve patient safety.


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  • Law Society Accreditation
  • Member of FOCIS

Lawyer Rankings

London > Insurance > Clinical negligence: claimant

(Hall of Fame)

Kate Rohde – Fieldfisher

The team at Fieldfisher is led by ‘titan in the clinical negligence field’ Paul McNeil, and is recognised for its ability to act on the most complex cases in this area, with a particular focus on those including birth complications; genetic metabolic disorders; delayed diagnoses of cancer; spinal injuries, cerebral palsy and psychiatric injury. The team acts on cases of varying financial level, though claims are often for values in the multi-millions; ‘ferociously hard-working’ partner Samantha Critchley is currently acting for a premature baby on a case with an estimated value of £30m. The team is often able to provide its clients with early rehabilitation and has international reach. Kate Rohde‘s presence continues to inspire praise from the market. Catastrophic injury specialist Jane Weakley is a consistent standout in the team, as is former doctor Iona Meeres-Young. Legal director Caron Heyes is known for her work with charities including Child Bereavement UK, Inquest and Mencap, while senior associate Suzanne Farg, who joined from Kingsley Napley LLP in April 2021, is also one to watch. Mark Bowman and Jonathan Zimmern complete the roster of recommended practitioners.