Samantha Hemsley > Thompsons Solicitors LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Thompsons Solicitors LLP

Work Department

Serious Injury


Member, Head of Serious Injury and Learning & Development



Samantha is national head of the serious injury team at Thompsons Solicitors. She is based in the Congress House office, in London.

Samantha is responsible for designing and delivering the firm’s serious injury and clinical negligence strategy, developing campaign initiatives, and ensuring best practice across all of Thompsons’ serious injury and clinical negligence case work. Samantha works closely with trade unions and industry groups to ensure that the firm’s clients receive the very best expert support and advice from the serious injury and medical negligence solicitors.

Samantha has more than 20 years’ experience as a solicitor, specialising in maximum severity cases, including brain injuriesspinal cord injuries, severe burns and amputations. She is renowned for recovering the maximum amount of compensation for her clients and has successfully settled a number of multi-million pound claims to include both lump sum and periodical payments. Her highest settlement to date is £8.3 million.


Samantha is a member of The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, the Spinal Injuries Association and Headway, the brain injury charity. Samantha is also a member of the UK Acquired Brain Injury Forum.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Insurance > Personal injury: claimant

The ‘strong and committed group of claimant lawyers’ in the personal injury team at Thompsons Solicitors LLP act for both trade union and private clients. Work is overseen by regional managing partner Henrietta Phillips, a specialist in severe brain injury cases, and national head of serious injury Samantha Hemsley, who has particular expertise regarding early bespoke rehabilitation for clients. The group also has notable experience in amputation cases, an area in which ‘astute tactician’ Nicola Saunders specialises. Christalla Christodoulidou and Kam Singh are also recommended.