Head of the Injury and Medical Claims department, Jackie specialises in high value, complex personal injury, and clinical negligence work. From the start of her distinguished career, Jackie’s focus has been on helping clients who have suffered life changing injuries.
She is renowned for her expertise in child brain injury matters and is regularly recommended by barristers and medical experts in this field.
These cases are by their nature complex and often long running, and with the application of qualities of sympathy, patience and determination alongside her extensive legal skills, Jackie achieves the best possible results for her clients.
Recent successes include:
- £6.85 million for a 23-year-old who suffered a traumatic brain injury in a road traffic incident as a young child. Jackie obtained interim payments of £475,000 in less than 2 years, which enabled the client to move from her childhood home into supported independent living with a team made up of a case manager, a neuropsychologist, speech and language therapist, an occupational therapist and support workers. At the approval hearing, Jackie was specifically mentioned by the approving Judge for the work she had undertaken in turning the claim around for the client.
- £2 million for a 29-year-old who suffered crush injuries at work. Jackie took over conduct of this claim from previous solicitors and immediately secured an interim payment of £50,000. She had arranged a case manager for the client within a week of instruction, allowing the client to move to more suitable property and commence a comprehensive rehabilitation programme. Further interim payments of £120,000 enabled the claimant to have reconstructive surgery.
Her innate ability to connect with people is invaluable in helping her build good relationships with clients and their families, as well as other professionals connected to her cases.
Jackie lectures to expert witnesses for Bond Solon on personal injury, and has previously spoken at their annual “Expert Witness Conference”.
Jackie is an accredited solicitor on both the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, and the Headway Brain Injury Solicitors list.
Jackie is recognised as a ranked lawyer in the Chambers and Partners Directory and as a Leading Individual Lawyer in The Legal 500, where she is described as “diligent, organised and well-respected”. It goes on to say “Jackie is up there with the very best – she handles an exceptional caseload of catastrophic cases of the utmost complexity; she’s on top of every detail of a case, is wonderful with her clients and opponents; sensible, tenacious and dedicated.”