Mr Mark Bowman > Fieldfisher > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Fieldfisher
RIVERBANK HOUSE
2 SWAN LANE
LONDON
EC4R 3TT
England

Work Department

Medical negligence solicitors and personal injury solicitors

Position

Partner

Career

I joined Fieldfisher as a trainee in 2003, and was promoted to partner in 2013.

I am one of very few lawyers to be recommended by both Chambers and Legal 500 for both clinical negligence and personal injury work. I also conduct professional negligence claims.

My clinical negligence cases are wide ranging but mostly involve birth injury, delays in diagnosis and surgical negligence, especially those leading to catastrophic injury such as amputation. I have close links with the Erb’s Palsy Group, and I am a panel solicitor for the Limbless Association.

My personal injury practice predominantly focuses on helping people who suffer life-changing injuries such as amputation, paralysis or head injuries following road traffic collisions or accidents at work. The Times Law Supplement featured my interest in cyclist accident claims. I have close links with Limbpower, an amputee charity that encourages amputees into sport to improve quality of life and rehabilitation. I’m also particularly interested in osseointegration surgery and have referred clients for this revolutionary treatment in Australia and Sweden.

My cases are regularly reported in the national and regional press.

Memberships

I am a member of AvMA (Action against Medical Accidents) and the Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Insurance > Clinical negligence: claimant

(Next Generation Partners)

Mark BowmanFieldfisher

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.