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Browne Jacobson LLP

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Leah Jones

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Browne Jacobson LLP

Work Department

Insurance & Public Risk


Leah specialises in public and commercial insurance litigation, with a focus on the social care sector. She has considerable experience in handling a wide range of claims, ranging from serious injury to discrimination, defamation, and claims under the Human Rights Act. She advises on information sharing issues, particularly in the social care context.

Her personal injury practice includes catastrophic injury claims, stress in the workplace, serious sexual abuse and negligent failure to remove. Leah is involved in complex claims from the outset to resolution, working closely with the client to advise on risk management as well as the litigation process. She also delivers bespoke training on her areas of expertise.


  • Solicitor – admitted 2012
  • CLT Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test – 2011
  • Called to the Bar (Lincoln’s Inn) - 2006
  • BVC - 2006
  • LLB (Hons) - Law – 2005

East Midlands: Insurance

Personal injury and clinical negligence: defendant

Within: Personal injury and clinical negligence: defendant

The ‘second to none’ team at Browne Jacobson LLP ‘provides a first-class service’ and ‘runs a busy caseload of very varied cases with great efficiency’. Under the lead of practice head Susan Mabbott, the very large team boasts experience in advising insurers, local authorities, clients from the health sector, social care providers and enjoys a reputation as ‘one of the best panel firms for NSHR work’. In a major recent highlight, James Arrowsmith led advice for Nottinghamshire County Council in a Supreme Court case dealing with public authority liability for abuse by foster parents. Leah Jones, ‘who has excellent strategic judgement’, sucessfully defended the Environment Agency against a claim for workplace stress and bullying, involving allegations of severe psychiatric illness. Associate Ceri-Sian Williams ‘is a very experienced litigator’ who ‘has excellent judgment’. Sarah Erwin-Jones ‘is a hard, but fair opponent who has a strong knowledge of all aspects of abuse work’. James Fawcett and Helen Rideout, who heads the complex claims group, are also recommended. Nick Parsons retired and now works as a consultant for the firm. Other clients include Hiscox, Gallagher Bassett International and Municipal Mutual Insurance.

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London: Insurance

Personal injury: defendant

Within: Personal injury: defendant

Browne Jacobson LLP ’s insurance department is particularly active in the health and social care sectors, and its strong local government expertise makes it a natural choice for local authority liability and social care claims. Clients include Gallagher Bassett International Ltd, Hiscox, Ageas/Tesco, Insurance London Consortium, NPS Wales and London Borough of Enfield. Leah Jones acted for the Environment Agency in a claim for workplace stress and bullying in which it was alleged to have caused the claimant to suffer severe psychiatric illness. David Maggs acted for Wigan Council in personal injury claims arising from allegations of historical abuse at an observation and assessment centre. Other key figures include Nick Parsons, who is noted for his track record handling claims against children’s and adults services departments, and James Fawcett, who specialises in employers’ and public liability claims.

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