Janice Gardner > Russell-Cooke LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Russell-Cooke LLP
SW15 6AB

Work Department

Personal injury and clinical negligence


Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence – both High Court. CICA and Inquests (including Advocacy).  Flexible on funding and known for taking on challenging cases on a “no win, no fee basis”.

Janice has led on many high profile high value cases over the years including Leslie Ash’ record breaking £5.25 million award for her MSSA claim.  Most recently she has won two High Court trials one a complex personal injury trial lasting 5 days (Sparrow) and the other a complex clinical negligence case (Macaulay) lasting 10 days and involving evidence from 12 different doctors. In addition she has also conducted many catastrophic birth injury claims securing multi-million pound lump sums plus periodical payments on behalf of her clients. Janice has significant expertise in infection cases.


Trained Anthony Gold; qualified 1993; assistant solicitor Anthony Gold specialising in personal injury and clinical negligence 1991-97; assistant solicitor Jones Maidment Wilson specialising exclusively in clinical negligence 1997-99; assistant solicitor at Russell-Cooke (until made partner in 2001) specialising in personal injury and clinical negligence.

Frequent contributor to Lawtel, Clinical Risk and APIL’s Focus Magazine.


Association of Personal Injury Lawyers; Secretary APIL London Regional Group; Association for Victims of Medical Accidents and a member of the Law Society Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Panels.


Tulketh High School, Preston, Lancashire; Swansea University (BA Hons History 2(1)); York College of Law.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Insurance > Clinical negligence: claimant

(Leading individuals)

Janice Gardner Russell-Cooke LLP

The Putney-based clinical negligence and personal injury outfit at Russell-Cooke LLP is headed by experienced advocate at coroner’s court Dominic Fairclough. The team works on a broad range of complex cases involving such issues as orthopaedic injury, mismanagement of surgery and missed diagnoses. It has also been developing a reputation for its notable expertise in brain and serious injury work, particularly involving failure to treat psychiatric injury. Although many reach the millions in value, the team does not have a monetary threshold for its cases, rather an ethos to assist bereaved and struggling families in often fatal claims with lower damages. The arrival of partner Grant Incles from Kingsley Napley LLP in January 2022 has added a cycling case specialism to the team. Nimmisha Aslam, renowned for championing diversity and inclusion alongside managing her caseload, is a key team member. Janice Gardner is identified by one client as ‘the consummate professional’.