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JMW Solicitors LLP

1 BYROM PLACE, SPINNINGFIELDS, MANCHESTER, M3 3HG, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0345 402 0001
Fax:
Fax 0161 828 1827
DX:
14372 Manchester 1
Email:
Web:
www.jmw.co.uk
Liverpool, London, Manchester

Sally Leonards

Tel:
Work 0161 828 1996
Email:
JMW Solicitors LLP

Work Department

Clinical negligence.

Position

Sally Leonards is a longstanding partner in the clinical negligence department at JMW. She handles high value clinical negligence compensation claims but has particular expertise in unusual, complex and catastrophic injury cases especially birth injury, brain and spinal injury claims. In her 20+ years career Sally has secured numerous multimillion-pound settlements for children and adults in need of specialist care and accommodation due to cerebral palsy and other brain injuries. Sally's most recent settlement amounts to £25 million.

Cauda equina syndrome claims are another specialist area for Sally and she is currently representing numerous victims of this type of medical negligence across the country. Sally also recently settled a case for a young man with a misdiagnosed hip condition securing a very substantial settlement of £2.25 million.

Career

Trained Boote Edgar Esterkin, Manchester; qualified 1995; JMW since December 1996. Partner 2001 to date. Has provided training for lawyers on behalf of Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) and the Spinal injury Association.

Languages

Basic French and a smattering of Spanish

Member

Law Society, Association of Personal Injury Lawyers; Action against Medical Accidents.

Education

Bolton County Grammar School; Liverpool University (1986 BA Hons); Manchester Metropolitan University (1992 CPE; 1993 LSF).

Leisure

Yoga, cinema, dance, modern art, cooking.


North West: Insurance

Clinical negligence: claimant

Within: Leading individuals

Sally Leonards - JMW Solicitors LLP

Within: Clinical negligence: claimant

JMW Solicitors LLP 'provides an excellent service in the north west, with a national reach in claimant clinical negligence work'. Eddie Jones leads the department, which is well-renowned for its expertise in settling high-value and contentious brain injury and spinal injury cases defended by the NHS, in particular those involving kernicterus brain injury and caudal equine syndrome spinal injury. Angharad Hughes 'is determined, efficient and tactically astute', while Sally Leonards and senior associate Steven Brown are also highly rated.

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