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Chambers of Robin Allen QC

Living Wage
1 PUMP COURT, TEMPLE, LONDON, EC4Y 7AA, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7827 4000
Fax:
Fax 020 7827 4100
DX:
452 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
Email:
Web:
www.cloisters.com

Linda Jacobs

Tel:
Work 020 7827 4000
Email:
Cloisters (Chambers of Robin Allen QC)

Work Department

Clinical negligence, medical law and personal injury. Professional regulatory law and coronial law/inquests.

Position

Linda Jacobs is a barrister at Cloisters (2000 call, Middle Temple, Harmsworth Scholar). She specialises in clinical negligence, personal injury, and healthcare law; inquest and professional regulatory law; and Criminal Injury Compensation Authority Appeal Panel claims. Linda has extensive advisory and advocacy experience in a broad range of clinical negligence, personal injury, occupational illness and disease, fatal accident, product liability, and dangerous animal claims. She is regularly instructed in cases of catastrophic injury as sole counsel or as a junior, including spinal/neurological injury and birth-related injury. Linda regularly represents families at inquests, often proceeding litigation. In addition, Linda represents healthcare professionals at disciplinary and regulatory proceedings before various regulatory bodies, including the General Medical Council and Nursing and Midwifery Council. Linda has attended the Standing Conference of Mediation Advocates workshops on Mediation Advocacy.

Career

Prior to being called to the Bar, Linda was a Sister in Intensive Care in one of London’s leading teaching hospitals; contributor to Lewis and Buchan: ‘Clinical Negligence: A Practical Guide’ (seventh edition – chapters on Inquests, and Low Value Clinical Negligence Claims in Wales); has lectured and published various articles on aspects of medical law and personal injury, including Clinical Risk (AvMA Journal), Solicitors’ Journal and Personal Injury Law Journal. As part of her LLM (Legal Aspects of Medical Practice), Linda completed a dissertation entitled ‘A Comparative Study between the Jurisdictions of England and Wales and the State of Victoria Australia of Death Investigation by the Coronial Service and Death Certification’. Linda delivered the AvMA London Regional Lecture in December 2013: ‘Changes to Practice within the Coroner’s Jurisdiction Following the Introduction of the New Regulations and Rules’. She chaired the AvMA Essential Medicine for Lawyers Conference in March 2014.

Member

AvMA Lawyers Group; APIL; PIBA; PNBA; Inquest; Bar Pro Bono Unit.

Education

BSc (Hons) First Class; LLM (Merit); LLM (Legal Aspects of Medical Practice (Distinction)).


London Bar

Clinical negligence

Within: Clinical negligence – Leading juniors

Linda Jacobs - Cloisters ‘Her background in nursing gives her an advantage, she is sensitive in her approach with clients and provides careful advice.’

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Inquests and inquiries

Within: Inquests and inquiries – Leading juniors

Linda Jacobs - Cloisters ‘She is excellent at setting out what she needs from you and has a robust approach.’

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