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Browne Jacobson LLP

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Sarah Manning

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Browne Jacobson LLP

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Sarah is a leading clinical negligence defence specialist and has been handling such cases for over 20 years, previously for Health Authorities and NHS trusts on behalf of the NHS LA and now for the Medical Protection Society. Sarah is responsible for the management, supervision and development of the firm's MPS team based in Birmingham and provides the strategic overview and direction on the full portfolio of cases handled by the team. She leads on compliance and operational matters within the MPS teams across the firm's offices.

Sarah has considerable experience of handling high value, complex and maximum severity injury claims. These typically include cerebral palsy claims, acquired brain injury, spinal and vascular injuries, and delayed diagnosis of cancer, delayed diagnosis of meningitis and septicaemia and Fatal Accident Act Claims.

She has extensive trial experience including successfully defending two multi million pound cerebral palsy claims involving a significant number of factual and medical expert witnesses. 

Sarah has dealt with many cases which have involved the assessment of quantum in high value claims and has negotiated settlements for sums in excess of £5 million, including settlements based on periodical payments orders. She is very experienced in dealing with cases involving multiple defendants and the strategy and tactics to deploy in negotations on apportionment of liability with co defendants indemnified by other medical defence organisations.


Trained Irwin Mitchell; qualified 1992; senior associate Eversheds LLP, Leeds; associate Browne Jacobson LLP 2005; partner 2006.


Hull University (1989 LLB Hons); Law School, Chester (1990 LSF Hons).

West Midlands: Insurance

Clinical negligence: defendant

Within: Clinical negligence: defendant

Browne Jacobson LLP has ‘real excellence amongst at all levels' and 'a track record of achieving results’. Sarah White is ‘a nationally recognised specialist in this field’ with ‘such vast experience that she has usually seen a particular situation which arises before’ and ‘has creative solutions to tricky tactical problems’. She represented George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust on the alleged mismanagement of deep vein thrombosis. She also defended Royal Wolverhampton Hospital NHS Trust and NHS Resolution against a claim involving the delayed diagnosis of cauda equine syndrome. Sarah Manning  advised the Medical Protection Society on an orthopaedic hip surgery claim as well as National Health Service Litigation Authority and Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust on a cerebral palsy claim. Jonathan Fuggle  advised George Eliot Hospitals NHS Trust and NHS Resolution on a gynaecological procedure claim as well as Southend University Hospital NHS FT and NHS Resolution on a claim of mismanagement of rectal cancer. Neil Ward  defended Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership Trust & National Health Service Resolution against an alleged delay in diagnosing acute angle closure glaucoma. He similarly defended NHS Resolution / Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust against a cerebral palsy medical negligence claim stemming from midwifery care. Simon Charlton has strong capabilities on mental health and governance matters. Other notable names include the recently promoted director Emma Rees , who has experience in birth, brain and spinal injury claims,  and solicitor David Toulmin van Sittert, who focuses on high-value traumatic injuries.

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