Sarah White > Browne Jacobson LLP > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Browne Jacobson LLP
B2 4BU

Work Department

Clinical negligence.


Sarah White is a very experienced NHS Resolution Nominated Partner with a wealth of expertise in handling high value clinical negligence claims, specialising in multimillion pound catastrophic injury cases.

She is based in our Birmingham office. She has a tremendous track record of swift resolution of claims, analysing and rapidly settling indefensible cases, and fighting and winning high profile and high value defensible claims at trial. She is responsible for supervising our trial portfolio across the teams, and sits on the Browne Jacobson Board


Trained Messrs William Charles Crocker Solicitors, London; qualified 1987; assistant solicitor Bevan Ashford, Bristol 1987-92; associate 1991; solicitor Yorkshire Regional Health Authority 1992-93; associate Bevan Ashford, Bristol 1994; partner 2001; head of claims team Bevan Ashford, Birmingham 2001; partner Browne Jacobson LLP 2005.


Law Society; Birmingham Law Society; Birmingham Medico-Legal Society.


Dame Allan’s Girls School, Newcastle upon Tyne; University of Bristol (1984 Law 2(1)); Bristol Polytechnic (1985 Law Society finals second class Hons).


Sport, reading.

Lawyer Rankings

West Midlands > Public sector > Health

(Hall of Fame)

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West Midlands > Insurance > Personal injury and clinical negligence: defendant

(Hall of Fame)

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Browne Jacobson LLP has a large national defendant clinical negligence practice that handles the full array of claims ranging from missed fractures to claims relating to avoidable brain damage for every type of healthcare provider. It continues to be on the NHS Resolution panel and in 2020 the team was immersed in the legal challenges that were presented by the covid-19 pandemic. It acts as sole provider to the MPS on high value/complex work and also acts for a wide range of independent healthcare providers. Among the key contacts for clinical negligence work are Sarah White; Jonathan Fuggle and Sarah Manning. On the personal injury side of the practice catastrophic brain and spinal injury claims as well as complex employer’s liability and public liability claims remain at the cornerstone of the practice along with sports, disease and abuse claims. Kevin Lawson is a notable figure for his work on catastrophic injury claims while Bridget Tatham is a key member of the adult social care practice. Matthew Harpin continues to garner praise for his work on local authority claims. Rachel Lyne heads up the Birmingham regulatory team and the firm’s public inquiry team. Cynthia Watts is also recommended.