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.

I have a breadth of experience in all kinds of medical negligence cases, but more recently have sub-specialised in cases involving: 

  • Child birth injury, e.g. cerebral palsy, learning (neuro-cognitive) difficulties associated with extreme prematurity 
  • Adult brain injuries (in particular cases involving delays in diagnosing a brain tumour and strokes) 
  • Delayed diagnosis of sepsis
  • Amputation
  • Sight loss

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 in a London firm,  before moving to Ely, Cambridgeshire in 2006.

Away from the office, I enjoy spending time with my husband, teenage sons and Romanian rescue doggie (Boo).  I have been known to do some Obstacle Races and  run a few marathons.  

I volunteer at Pos+Ability, a Cambridgeshire charity which offers a chair based exercise programme to those who have long term conditions such as Parkinsons, MS and stroke.  

I have also received Visual Awareness Training from Support4Sight to enable me to best work to support those with sight loss.  I am Chair of the Support4Sight Board of Trustees. 

Recent awards and accolades

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 and an Accredited Clinical Negligence Specialist.

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.    

I have spoken at two Regional NHS Conferences and a Regional Optometry and Ophthalmology Meeting.  

I contributed to th e new APIL Textbook on clinical negligence claims, published in 2018. 

Other:

  • 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)
  • Cambridge & District Law Society Woman Lawyer of the Year (2019)

Janine's testimonials

Susan Hickman

Cambridge

We consider ourselves fortunate to have been recommended to Tees by the solicitor we initially approached. We did not realise it until the case was well established that the level of professional care we were receiving was exceptional and that the experience of the individuals and the contacts they have to assist in a very complex case was the best available.
We are grateful that we received a satisfactory settlement as a result of their efforts under difficult circumstances and dealing with defendants that were obstructive and disorganised. By far the greatest benefit for us however is the fact that the victim, with assistance from highly skilled experts that we would not have known about otherwise, learned to walk short distances when all other medical opinion did not consider this possible. This was their greatest achievement which is well beyond the service we expected.

Legal 500 UK 2021 / Leading individual

"Janine Collier, head of department, is a perspicacious and very able lawyer, certainly one of the best in the region and beyond, who believes in her team and in the work she does. A genuinely nice person who sees it as her clients’ right and her duty to achieve the best possible outcome for them. Janine delivers this time after time. She is an extremely intelligent and intuitive lawyer who has a genuine understanding of the difficulties and fears clients experience when living with an avoidable injury."
Legal 500 UK 2021, East Anglia- Insurance- Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence- Claimant

Legal 500 UK 2021 / Leading individual

"Janine Collier is a really good solicitor – she really understands the medicine in clin neg cases and works well with the team, the clients and the experts to get excellent results in difficult cases."
Legal 500 UK 2021, South East- Insurance- Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence- Claimant

Legal 500 UK 2021 / Leading individual

"Janine Collier is exceptionally good at analysis, organisation and strategy."
Legal 500 UK 2021, East Anglia- Insurance- Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence- Claimant

Legal 500 UK 2021 / Leading individual

"Janine Collier is a really good solicitor, she really understands the medicine in clinical negligence cases and works well with the team, the clients and the experts to get excellent results in difficult cases." Legal 500 UK 2021, East Anglia- Insurance- Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence- Claimant

Legal 500 2021 / Leading individual

"Janine Collier shows dedication to ensuring access to the highest level of experts on medical negligence cases. There is excellent consistent communication with experts throughout a lengthy case, creating a supportive working atmosphere and ensuring long-term engagement of expert. She has a very intelligent and insightful approach to learning from experts, enabling sharing of detailed specialist information and findings with confidence, and she is excellent in multi-professional meetings with solicitors and barristers, enhancing communication in exceptionally complex cases; very high level of sensitivity demonstrated towards the needs of client throughout the case, consistently focusing on the multifactorial needs of the client, over and above the monetary compensation."
Legal 500 UK 2021, East Anglia- Insurance- Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence- Claimant

Legal 500 UK 2021 / Leading individual

"Janine Collier has been amazing to work with. She is always quick to respond to queries, always takes time to make sure we fully understand the process and supports us to make decisions, i.e. switching from Legal Aid to no-win no-fee, with well reasoned and researched information to support us."
Legal 500 UK 2021, East Anglia- Insurance- Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence- Claimant

Legal 500 UK 2021 / Leading individual

‘It has always been a rewarding experience working with Janine Collier and I would commend her very highly to lead on medical negligence cases.‘
Legal 500 UK 2021 Personal injury and clinical negligence: claimant

The Fisher family

Janine works with empathy, understanding and compassion. She handled our mother's inquest with skill and sensitivity and guided us expertly. She kept us informed continually via email and multiple meetings and phone calls. Janine completely took the sting and the stress out of our case.
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