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Russell-Cooke LLP

2 PUTNEY HILL, LONDON, SW15 6AB, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 8789 9111
Fax:
Fax 020 8780 1194
DX:
59456 PUTNEY
Email:
Web:
www.russell-cooke.co.uk

Janice Gardner

Tel:
Work +44 (0)20 8394 6569
Email:
Russell-Cooke LLP

Work Department

Personal injury and clinical negligence

Position

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.

Career

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.

Member

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.

Education

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


London: Insurance

Clinical negligence: claimant

Within: Clinical negligence: claimant

Russell-Cooke LLP handles the full range of clinical negligence advice from mobility issues to brain injuries and has 'an excellent track record in handling novel, complex and high-value cases'. The 'incredibly intelligent and diligent' Deborah Blythe heads the team and 'shows great competence and compassion'. Janice Gardner is 'at the peak of her powers with a grasp of difficult issues and complex cases that is second to none'.

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Personal injury: claimant

Within: Personal injury: claimant

Russell-Cooke LLP is considered by a client to have 'an enormously good reputation' in personal injury work. Deborah Blythe leads a team that offers a blend of clinical negligence and personal injury expertise. Its recent work includes acting for the family of a doctor who was killed in a road traffic accident while working abroad. Another complex case concerned the death of an individual in a road accident in the UK where the victim did not have UK immigration status. Janice Gardner is 'diligent and fair' and has a 'strong work ethic and a keen sense of justice', which makes her 'admired by her opponents and loved by her clients'. Other key individuals are Dominic Fairclough, who mainly deals with fatal personal injury claims, and Sarah Towler, who covers accidents in the workplace, public liability and road traffic accidents.

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