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Paul McNeil

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Partner, Head of Medical Negligence and Personal Injury

Paul McNeil is Head of Medical Negligence and Personal Injury at Fieldfisher and has more than 25 years' experience acting for those injured through medical negligence or personal injury accidents. His claims cover many areas, including:

  • Medical Negligence claims
  • Personal Injury claims
  • Work Accident claims
  • Road Traffic Accidents claims
  • International personal injury claims

Many of Paul’s cases involve serious head injuries or birth injuries and have settled for over £1 million. This ensures that Paul’s clients receive adequate compensation to pay for education, rehabilitation, care and treatment.
Recently Paul has settled the following cases:

  • Oxford Radcliffe Hospital agrees £9.6 million settlement for boy born with cerebral palsy
  • £650,000 recovered from St Andrew's Hospital for complex regional pain syndrome
  • £150,000 recovered after obstetric negligence claim
  • £9 million midwifery claim against hospital in Cambridge
  • £10.5 Million package secured against Lewisham Hospital
  • £1 million for loss of mother during pregnancy
  • Royal Victoria Hospital, Newcastle pays £2.9 million for botched forceps delivery

Paul regularly speaks at conferences and events including RoadPeace and BISWG (Brain Injury Social Work Group) conferences. He also contributed a chapter to the well-received “Experts in the Civil Courts” edited by Sir Louis Blom Cooper QC.

Learn more about Solicitor Paul McNeil.


Paul is a member of AvMA (Action against Medical Accidents), the Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel, the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, APIL, and a Fellow of the Society for Advanced Legal Studies.

London: Insurance

Clinical negligence: claimant

Within: Leading individuals

Paul McNeil - Fieldfisher 

Within: Clinical negligence: claimant

Fieldfisher  provides 'a level of service that is 10/10 in all aspects'. The team of 'excellent litigators' handles all types of high-value claims both in the UK and abroad and combines 'a highly compassionate and client-oriented approach with the resources and the hard-driving attitude of a City firm'. It expanded its team further with the recruitment of Jane Weakley from Irwin Mitchell, Will Jones from Leigh Day and Jenny Urwin from Slater and Gordon. Paul McNeil and Nilam Patel reached favourable settlements in cases involving a catastrophic birth injury and a failure to treat eosinophilic vasculitis properly.

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Personal injury: claimant

Within: Leading individuals

Paul McNeil - Fieldfisher

Within: Personal injury: claimant

Fieldfisher is 'one of the best firms' in this area and takes on high-value and cross-border claims. The firm’s overall 'level of service is excellent' and it adopts a 'tactical approach to resolve issues very quickly'. It recently handled a number of high-profile cases, including the first English civil claim against the Weinstein Corporation and Harvey Weinstein personally on behalf of a client who alleged sexual assault. In other work, it is representing victims of the Finsbury Park terrorist attack. The team, which is 'dedicated to achieving the best results for its clients', is headed by Paul McNeil; the 'tenacious' Jill Greenfield leads the serious injury team and is 'the person to call on for any difficult case'; and the 'meticulous' Jennifer Buchanan has 'a superb eye for detail' and is an 'aggressive and effective litigator'. Other notable individuals are the 'very experienced' Peter Williams, Dushal Mehta and Andrew Morgan, who are 'exceptional lawyers' and have 'excellent client-handling skills'.

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