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Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Work Department

Clinical negligence, personal injury.


Partner heading the clinical negligence and personal injury team in Guildford, Acts for claimants in all aspects of clinical negligence claims, particularly cases involving brain injury, delayed diagnosis, spinal care and injury and death. Acts for claimants in catastrophic injury personal injury claims – particularly brain, spinal and fatal injury claims. Advises on investigations and inquests


Trained Penningtons; qualified 1998; partner 2006 to date.


Senior accredited litigator for Association of Personal Injury Lawyers; member of AvMA clinical negligence panel; Law Society clinical negligence panel; Law Society personal injury panel; Spinal Injury Association recommended solicitor, accredited by the Brain Injury Group.


St Catherine’s School, Bramley; Exeter University (1995 LLB Hons); Exeter Law School (LPC, merit)

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Insurance > Personal injury and clinical negligence: claimant

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP‘s ‘fantastic‘ practice is known for handling complex claims across the serious personal injury and clinical negligence space. Led out of Guildford by ‘class act’ Philippa Luscombe, the team is skilled in birth injuries, surgical issues and delayed diagnosis on the medical negligence front. Alison Johnson deals exclusively with clinical negligence matters and is recommended for her insight on birth injury and oncology. Over in Basingstoke, Alison Appelboam-Meadows has a specialism in obstetric and paediatric negligence, as well as heading up the firm’s cerebral palsy team. Stephanie Code is recommended for fatal claims and inquest work. The core team also comprises  senior associates Emma Beeson and Emma McCheyne. The group is also experienced in product liability matters.