Firm Profile > Jobling Gowler Solicitors > Macclesfield, England

Jobling Gowler Solicitors
250 PARK LANE
MACCLESFIELD
SK11 8AD
England

Clinical negligence: claimant Tier 4

Jobling Gowler Solicitors handles a braad spread of work including birth injury and cerebral palsy claims, as well as brain and spinal injury cases. Other areas of expertise includes delays in diagnosis of cancer, misdiagnosis and amputation cases. Practice head Gill Peate benefits from 'medical knowledge from a previous career as a nurse', while name partner Simon Gowler 'gives down-to-earth advice with a light touch' and has particular expertise in Cauda Equina cases. The team has been strengthened in recent months by number of new hires, including Louise Wilcox, who has expertise in handling cases centred around fatalities and serious brain injuries.

Testimonials

The firm’s uniqueness is that clients tend to be dealt with at partner level, by experienced knowledgeable practitioners who provide realistic advice.

‘Simon Gowler is experienced, measured and gives down to earth advice with a light touch.’

Gill Peate is experienced and has a good eye for the outcome of a case.’

Louise Wilcox is a real fighter who gets stuck in and is not afraid of a difficult case.

Unquestionable professionalism and extensive experience in their field. Help, advice and support is always available. Unrivalled level of care demonstrated.

‘An exceptional level of care and understanding.

‘Louise Wilcox contributed to making my case the least traumatic that it could possibly be due to her professionalism, knowledge and empathy. I am unsure I could have embarked on this journey with any other solicitor.’

Local and personal for those wanting to avoid the high rise city centre firms but obtain similar quality.

Personal injury: claimant Tier 4

Jobling Gowler Solicitors has experience in the full range of of personal injury work, including road traffic accidents, employers' liability and public liability. David Mercer is the department head and focuses on sports injury claims with considerable experience in claims relating to football injuries and rowing accidents. Name partner Simon Gowler deals with serious personal injury claims. New additions to the team include Louise Wilcox, who joined from Price Slater Gawne in January 2019, and solicitor Laura Hart who moved over from the now insolvent Roberts Jackson Solicitors in mid-2018.

Testimonials

‘A boutique law practice -with well qualified and highly experienced practitioners who provide a bespoke service to clients. They do not undertake high volume litigation but specialise in higher value cases where client contact is more important. They choose their experts carefully in cases as part of the bespoke service. they are also respected by defendant firms because of their expertise and consequently get better results for clients.

Simon Gowler is measured, experienced and gives excellent advice delivered with a light touch.’

‘Louise Wilcox is very dedicated to clients, presses cases hard and works tirelessly to get the best result for the client.’

‘Gill Peate is a former nurse; she is very experienced and has excellent judgement. David Mercer truly leaves no stone unturned when running a case.

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 gill.peate@jobling-gowler.co.uk 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 david.mercer@jobling-gowler.co.uk 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 tessa.whiskard@jobling-gowler.co.uk 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 tessa.whiskard@jobling-gowler.co.uk 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 simon.gowler@jobling-gowler.co.uk 01625 614 250
Managing Partner Emily Raw emily.raw@jobling-gowler.co.uk 01625 614 250
Clinical Negligence Gill Peate gill.peate@jobling-gowler.co.uk 01625 614 250
Serious Personal Injury David Mercer david.mercer@jobling-gowler.co.uk 01625 614 250
Wills, Trusts and Probate Tessa Whiskard tessa.whiskard@jobling-gowler.co.uk 01625 614 250
Advising Elderly and Vulnerable Clients Tessa Whiskard tessa.whiskard@jobling-gowler.co.uk 01625 614 250
Court of Protection Tessa Whiskard tessa.whiskard@jobling-gowler.co.uk 01625 614 250
Photo Name Position Profile
 Simon Gowler  photo Simon Gowler
 David Mercer  photo David Mercer
 Gill Peate  photo Gill Peate
Number of UK partners : 6
English (fluent)
Welsh
Law Society of England and Wales
STEP London