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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

Janine is the Head of the Medical Negligence and Personal Injury Team at Tees. She has been doing medical negligence work since qualifiation in 2001 and has recovered £millions compensation for victims of medical accidents. 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, she has sub-specialised in cases involving:

  • 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 
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” Award (2017); Lawyer Monthly Women in Law Award for Personal Injury (2017).

Speaking: Panellist at Annual AvMA Panel Meeting (2016); "Consent and the Spine Surgeon" - West Midlands Spinal Regional Network (2018).

Other: Janine peer reviews articles in Clinical Risk; and has published a number of articles and case reports 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

Tees Law ‘approaches cases sensibly and thoroughly and is always open to dialogue about any ongoing issues’. The team, which is considered one of the strongest in the region, consists of two partners, two associates and six support lawyers, all of whom have sub-specialisms enabling it to provide a rounded approach to catastrophic injury cases. In 2016, the team recovered more than £8m for its clients. Janine Collier, who now leads the team, is ‘meticulous in the preparation of her cases and has a good understanding of the medical issues even in very complicated cases’. Paul Taylor is ‘one of the best in the region; he ensures that he knows a case inside out and is empathetic with clients – always efficient and a pleasure to work with’. Clients also recommend associates David Gabell, who focuses on gynaecology, fertility, orthopaedic and general surgery claims, and the ‘thorough and responsive’ Adam Copeland who ‘goes the extra mile for clients’. Recent work includes the pursuit of a claim against Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust relating to severe brain injury from a stroke caused by a fat embolism following autologous fat injections for velopharyngeal insufficiency; and obtaining an award of £750,000 for a client in a claim against University of Leicester Hospitals NHS Trust for brain injury resulting from a cerebral embolism caused by a cardiac mass that should have been identified at an earlier stage.

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