Philippa Luscombe > Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP > Guildford, England > Lawyer Profile

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP
31 CHERTSEY STREET
GUILDFORD, SURREY
GU1 4HD
England

Work Department

Clinical negligence, personal injury.

Position

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

Career

Trained Penningtons; qualified 1998; partner 2006 to date.

Memberships

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.

Education

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

Typical claims handled by the ‘exceptional team of undoubted specialists’ at Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP include those concerning birth injuries, brain injuries, elderly care and oncology. The practice is led by the ‘tenacious, bright and hugely sympathetic’ Alison Appelboam Meadows in Basingstoke; she focuses on clinical negligence cases involving obstetric and paediatric negligence, and heads up the cerebral palsy team, alongside Guildford-based Philippa Luscombe, who specialises in brain and spinal injury cases, including cauda equina cases and surgical incidents, and is regarded as ‘very experienced and reassuring‘.