I am the Head of the award-winning and Top Tier Legal 500 Medical Negligence and Personal Injury Team at Tees. I have been doing medical negligence work now for many years and have recovered £millions compensation for victims of medical accidents.  

 

How can I help you?

I work with our specialist team of solicitors and experts to help our clients understand what happened; to help them access the best possible treatment and rehabilitation; to secure maximum compensation; and to be able to positively plan for the future.

My experience includes child birth injury claims (including cerebral palsy); birth defects and unintended pregnancies (wrongful birth claims); birth injuries to the mother; brain injuries; deaths; DVTs and pulmonary emboli; substandard general practice care; orthopaedic claims; surgical errors and tuberculosis.

Latterly, I have sub-specialised in cases involving:

 

  • cerebral palsy claims

  • birth injuries to the mother (obstetric anal sphincter injuries (OASIS); 

  • adult brain injuries (in particular cases involving delays in diagnosing a brain tumour and strokes); and 

  • fatalities

  • sepsis.

 

My expertise and experience in these areas, combined with access to leading medical experts in the relevant fields enables me not only to rapidly identify the issues in the cases, to give straightforward realistic advice at the outset and to achieve the best possible outcomes for clients, but also to anticipate the need for and to provide appropriate help and support to clients pending resolution of the litigation.  This may include access to financial advice and support, case management, rehabilitation etc.

 

What else should you know?

I graduated from Cambridge University and qualified as a solicitor in 2001 before moving to Cambridge in 2006.

I am on the Law Society medical negligence referral panel, the AvMA specialist medical negligence panel, and have been accredited as a Senior Litigator by APIL.

Many of my settled cases have been reported and I have written articles for numerous Medico-legal Journals.  I am also involved in a number of industry Steering and Advisory Groups and Peer Review articles for Clinical Risk.

 

Recent awards and accolades

  • Law Society Steering Group for the review of the Clinical Negligence Accreditation Scheme (2016)
  • AvMA Advisory FRC Group (2016)
  • Panellist at the AvMA Panel Meeting (2016)
  • Professional Sector Network “Medical Negligence Adviser of the Year” (2017)
  • Lawyer Monthly Women in Law Award for Personal Injury (2017)
  • AI Legal Awards Clinical Negligence Advisor of the Year (2017)
  • ACQ5 Global Awards Medical Negligence Lawyer of the Year (2017)

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Testimonials

The Fisher family

Regarding Janine, the first thing that comes to mind was the empathy, understanding and compassion which ran along side her pure professionalism and desire to get the best outcome for Mum and us. Janine handled our mothers inquest with both skill and sensitivity, at a time when we were low Janine bore the load guiding us expertly. She ploughed through files and files keeping us informed on the most important aspects continually via email and multiple meetings and phone calls.

The actual inquest went well being handled with extreme skill and calm professionalism and tenacity. Overall I highly recommend Janine, who for us, completely took the sting and the stress out of our case.

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