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Janine Collier

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Tees Law

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Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury


Executive Partner, Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury and Co-Head of the Cambridge Office

Janine is the Head of the Medical Negligence and Personal Injury Team at Tees. She began her career with one of the country’s leading medical negligence London-based practices nearly 20 years ago and is a long-standing member of the AvMA and Law Society Clinical Negligence panels.

Janine has recovered £millions compensation for victims of medical accidents over the years and, in addition, has achieved significant non-monetary relief through mediation.

 Janine's experience includes birth defects and unintended pregnancies (wrongful birth claims); birth injuries to the child, including cerebral palsy; birth injuries to the mother; brain injuries; deaths; DVTs and pulmonary emboli; substandard general practice care; orthopaedic claims; surgical errors and tuberculosis. Latterly, Janine has sub-specialised in cases involving:

  • Cerebral palsy cases
  • birth injuries to the mother (obstetric anal sphincter injuries (OASIS)); 
  • adult brain injuries (in particular cases involving delays in diagnosing a brain tumour and strokes); and 
  • a fatality, where there are a number of surviving dependants
  • sepsis 

Accreditations: Law Society Panel for Clinical Negligence; AvMA Referral Panel; APIL Senior Litigator.

 Awards & Accolades: Law Society Steering Group for the Review of the Clinical Negligence Accreditation Scheme (2016); AvMA Advisory FRC Group (2016); Professional Sector Network ‘Medical Negligence Adviser of the Year’ (2017); Lawyer Monthly ‘Women in Law Award for Personal Injury’ (2017); AI Legal Awards ‘Clinical Negligence Advisor of the Year’ (2017); ACQ5 Global Awards ‘Medical Negligence Lawyer of the Year’ (2017); CDLS Woman Lawyer of the Year (2019)

Speaking engagements: Panelist at Annual AvMA Panel Meeting (2016); Panelist at Annual AvMA Panel Meeting (2016); West Midlands Spinal Surgeons Network (2018); East Midlands Spinal Network (2018); East Herts Optometry Network (2018)

Publications: Chapter on the Pre-action Protocol in the APIL Clinical Negligence Textbook (2018); a number of articles in PI focus; Lexis Nexis, LawTel and elsewhere online.

Other: peer reviews articles in Clinical Risk; has had a number of cases reported in LawTel, Lexis Nexis, PI Focus and online


Field Fisher Waterhouse: 1999 - 2006
1999: Trainee; 2001 Solicitor; 2004: Professional Support Lawyer

Lorimer, Longhurst & Lees: 2006 - 2008

Tees Law: 2008 to date
2008: Solicitor; 2010: Associate; 2013: Senior Associate; 2015: Partner; 2016: Executive Partner, Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury


AvMA Panel Member; Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel Member; APIL Senior Litigator


Portsmouth High School GPDST
1994 - 1998: Magdalene College, Cambridge University : BA Honours Classics & Law (II.I)
1998-1999: The College of Law : Legal Practice Course (Distinction)


Away from work I am kept busy by my two children. 

When I have time, I try to stay fit, playing some tennis, going to the gym, doing some running and on occasion some Obstacle Course Races and/or cycling events.

East Anglia: Insurance

Clinical negligence: claimant

Within: Leading individuals

Janine Collier - Tees Law

Within: Clinical negligence: claimant

'In my opinion, it is the best of the best by a long way', remarks a client of Tees Law, who notes that its lawyers are 'personal, caring and very thorough'. The firm has one of the largest, most well-established and experienced practices in the region. It handles high-value and complex matters arising from, inter alia, adult and child brain injury, fatalities, delays in cancer diagnosis, gynaecology, orthopaedic surgery, dental and plastic surgery. Practice head Janine Collier and new hire from Slater and Gordon Tim Deeming, who is 'a master tactician', are the key partners. Senior associate and APIL senior litigator Adam Copeland is also recommended. Paul Taylor moved to Richard Buxton to practice environmental law.

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