Firm Profile > Jobling Gowler Solicitors > Macclesfield, England

Jobling Gowler Solicitors
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Personal injury and clinical negligence: claimant

Specialist firm Jobling Gowler Solicitors provide advice and representation relating to all types of medical negligence claims, with particular experience in birth injuries and cerebral palsy, as well as brain and spinal injury claims. Gill Peate heads the team and has significant expertise in wrongful birth and late diagnosis cases. Senior partner Simon Gowler handles both clinical negligence and serious personal injury cases; serious personal injury specialist David Mercer has now retired from full-time practice but continues to serve as a part-time consultant.

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‘This is an exceptional niche firm offering a product the equal of the larger city centre firms in clinical negligence and PI, as well as other private client work.’

‘The partners are diligent and knowledgeable. True experts.’

‘Simon Gowler is very experienced, wise, and relates well to clients.’

‘Louise Wilcox is tenacious and dedicated and works tirelessly for her clients.’

‘Gill Peate is  experienced, good at seeing the outcome of the case from an early stage and giving realistic advice.’

With a vision to ‘make a tangible difference to clients’, Jobling Gowler Solicitors is committed to hearing and understanding the needs of clients.  The client-centred approach underpins the advice offered to clients who have wrongly experienced significant trauma.

This leading claimant personal injury firm, whilst regionally based, has a national reputation for its successful handling of complex clinical negligence and serious personal injury claims.  Particular expertise in birth damage, brain injury and wrongful death, as well as handling limb loss and other injury have afforded the firm a strong reputation amongst both professional Counsel and Clients.

The firm: Jobling Gowler Solicitors was established in 1996 by Heather Jobling, and from the outset has emphasised delivery of an expert and client-centred service.  Today these values remain, with the firm having gained an enviable reputation both inside and outside the legal profession.  Work is handled by experienced fee-earners and the collegiate atmosphere and its close relationships with first-class experts and barristers provide a rich resource for clients.  The practice combines determination with attention to detail and an in-depth knowledge of its specialist areas.

Jobling Gowler Solicitors is a member of AvMa and the Society for Clinical Injury Lawyers, as well as other organisations relevant to its practice including  corporate accreditation from the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and membership of both the Law Society’s Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury Panels.  The private client team are also members of STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners).

Types of work undertaken: Advice and representation are provided for all types of medical negligence.  The clinical negligence department have experience in successfully pursuing birth injury and cerebral palsy claims, recovering millions of pounds for children and young adults who have been injured at birth.  Brain and spinal injury claims are specialisms of the department.  Simon Gowler achieved the highest known settlement in 2018 for one of his clients claiming delayed diagnosis of cauda equina syndrome.   Delays in diagnosis and treatment of cancer, as well as misdiagnosis, are handled confidently and sympathetically by the team, together with orthopaedic and amputation cases. The lead for Clinical Negligence work at Jobling Gowler Solicitors is Gill Peate. She can be contacted via or on 01625 614 250.

The firm’s Personal Injury expertise includes wrongful death, road traffic accidents, accidents at work, slipping and tripping accidents and sports and equestrian accidents. The value of the claims varies from million-pound brain damage cases to standard whiplash type claims.  The lead for Serious Personal Injury work at Jobling Gowler Solicitors is David Mercer.  He can be contacted via or on 01625 614 250.

For many years Jobling Gowler Solicitors has provided second opinions to clients who have had concerns about their current solicitors’ handling of their litigation claim.  In many cases the team have taken over the case and achieved a far greater settlement for the client, than initially appeared possible.  In recent years the department has successfully handled such cases from some of the highly ranked firm’s within this practice area in the North West.

In 2016 the firm invested in the development of an in-house Court of Protection expertise, ensuring the very best all round service for the litigation clients. Those clients who are especially vulnerable no longer have to be passed on to other firms when their matter is settled, having the choice to remain with a firm with which they have already established a strong and positive relationship. The lead for Court of Protection matters at Jobling Gowler Solicitors is Tessa Whiskard. She can be contacted via or on 01625 614 250.

Private client advice is also offered by Jobling Gowler Solicitors.  Expertise includes bespoke will drafting often in conjunction with inheritance tax planning.  Complex trust drafting is undertaken together with related taxation and accounting obligations.  The STEP team boast additional qualifications in Advising Elderly and Vulnerable Clients and advising on Cross Border Estates.  The firm can offer their services as professional trustees, executors, attorneys under Powers of Attorney and as deputies in Court of Protection matters.  Estates of all sizes are administered efficiently and contentious probate matters are also handled professionally by the team. The lead for private client matters at Jobling Gowler Solicitors is Tessa Whiskard. She can be contacted via or on 01625 614 250.

Jobling Gowler Solicitors maintains a strategy of expanding all its departments whilst continuing to provide the highest standards of service.

Department Name Email Telephone
Senior Partner Simon Gowler 01625 614 250
Managing Partner Emily Raw 01625 614 250
Clinical Negligence Gill Peate 01625 614 250
Serious Personal Injury David Mercer 01625 614 250
Wills, Trusts and Probate Tessa Whiskard 01625 614 250
Advising Elderly and Vulnerable Clients Tessa Whiskard 01625 614 250
Court of Protection Tessa Whiskard 01625 614 250
Photo Name Position Profile
 Simon Gowler  photo Simon Gowler Senior PartnerSimon has a particular interest in orthopaedic cases and cases of…
 David Mercer  photo David Mercer Partner and Head of Serious Personal Injury. David undertakes personal injury claims…
 Gill Peate  photo Gill Peate Partner and Head of Clinical NegligenceGill has spent her legal career working…
Number of UK partners : 6
English (fluent)
Law Society of England and Wales
STEP London