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Freeths LLP

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Jane Williams

Work 0845 634 2593
Freeths LLP

Work Department

Personal injury/clinical negligence.


Partner advising on clinical negligence and catastrophic injury claims with particular expertise in brain and spinal injury claims.

Jane is head of department and has more than 24 years experience of bringing clinical negligence claims. She has an active practice dealing with cases of maximum severity including spinal, neurological and birth injury clinical negligence claims.  She also has a strong track record in misdiagnoses of cancer and epilepsy having co-ordinated two high profile group actions. 

She is renowned for her friendly and sympathetic approach putting her clients at ease from the outset.

Jane’s aim is always to do the best for her clients and to take away the stress of bringing a claim at what is often a difficult and emotional time. She advocates a team approach and her clients are always involved and integral to this.

“A warm heartfelt thank you for your support, dedication and hard graft over the last 5 years. Your professionalism has assured our daughter got what she deserved, a secure future with superb living standards and care team.  You are a credit to your profession”. 

 “Just wanted to say a very big thank you for all your help over these past few very emotional years ... we are so grateful for the way you have handled everything putting us at ease and getting the best for our son. You have truly been so nice, kind and friendly, it has been lovely knowing you!” 

 “Jane has always been professional, thorough, helpful, kind and friendly and every time we have met or spoken put us at ease”.

 “We are extremely grateful to Jane for all her hard work and support on our behalf ... we are indebted for everything you have done for us as a family”.


Trained Harvey Ingram Stone & Simpson (now Harvey Ingram Owston) 1990-92; solicitor with HISS 1992-93; solicitor Freeth Cartwright Hunt Dickins (now Freeths LLP) 1993; associate 1996-98; partner 1998.


APIL, Law Society and Focis.


Nottingham Trent University (LLB (Hons)).


Leicester Tigers, theatre.

East Midlands: Insurance

Personal injury and clinical negligence: claimant

Within: Personal injury and clinical negligence: claimant

Freeths LLP’ ‘simply exceptional’ team is ‘highly professional and knowledgeable’ and ‘has a top reputation for brain injury litigation, especially for brain injuries to children’. Its wider personal injury and clinical negligence caseload includes catastrophic injury cases such as spinal cord injury, and surgical, oncology and birth injury matters. The ‘incredibly experiencedJane Goulding ‘is an exceptional lawyer with vast knowledge in the field of catastrophic injury; she inspires trust in her clients and tirelessly fights to obtain the best outcomes in often very difficult and complex situations’. Goulding heads the personal injury practice, and Jane Williams leads the clinical negligence practice ‘with empathy and great legal skill’. Consultant Paul Balen is in charge of the group’s high volume in inquest work and specialises in multi-party actions, recently leading in the multi-party action against North Staffs NHS Trust.

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