Mr Paul McNeil > Fieldfisher > London, England > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Medical negligence and personal injury


Partner, Head of Medical Negligence and Personal Injury


I have nearly 30 years’ experience acting for people injured through medical negligence and personal injury accidents. My cases include:

Many of these claims involve serious head injuries or birth injuries and have settled for more than £30 million. This ensures my clients receive adequate compensation to pay for education, rehabilitation, care and treatment.

In 2018, my client, a severely disabled six-year-old boy, was awarded £37 million after contracting the Herpes Simplex virus in hospital, leading to catastrophic brain damage.

In 2019, I have been described as “outstanding” and offering “great depth of experience in the clinical negligence market”.

I regularly speak at events and I have also contributed a chapter to the well-received Experts in the Civil Courts edited by Sir Louis Blom Cooper QC.


I am a member of AvMA (Action against Medical Accidents).

Lawyer Rankings

London > Insurance > Personal injury: claimant

(Hall of Fame)

Paul McNeilFieldfisher

The team at Fieldfisherhas the resources and contacts to deal with the most complex of claims‘, and is able to utilise these in order to obtain ‘amazing results in challenging and difficult matters‘; Dushal Mehta , Peter Williams and Andrew Morgan are all singled out for their handling of ‘some of the largest and best-known cases in this field‘. The firm exercises ‘remarkable ingenuity‘ to successfully resolve issues concerning UK citizens both at home and abroad, as well as regularly representing nationals from jurisdictions as varied as Japan, Australia and Hong Kong; the practice also has particular expertise in international plane crashes which occur in Thailand, Nepal, Zambia, Peru and India. Asbestos-related diseases are another core area of focus for the group. ‘Simply outstandingJill Greenfield oversees the serious injury offering, while renowned practitioner Paul McNeil heads up the personal injury department.

London > Insurance > Clinical negligence: claimant

(Hall of Fame)

Paul McNeilFieldfisher

Living up to its reputation for offering ‘strength in depth at all levels‘, Fieldfisher has consolidated its expertise even further by welcoming widely recognised ‘doyenne of this fieldKate Rohde and highly regarded ‘meticulous‘ senior associate Deborah Nadel from Kingsley Napley LLP. They join a firm known for its ‘excellent and very caring way with clients‘, and its commitment to high value birth injury and brain damage cases. Practice head Paul McNeil‘s ‘leadership of the team is exceptional‘. Key names to note at partner level include ‘amazingSamantha Critchley; obstetric and neonatal claims expert Jane Weakley; Mark Bowman, whose regular workload includes surgical negligence and amputation cases; and ‘innovative, intelligent, highly experienced lawyer’ Jonathan Zimmern.