I joined the team as a Partner in March 2017. I have more than 25 years' experience in medical law. I specialise in the interests and rights of birth-injured children - particularly those affected with catastrophic injuries where compensation awards are very high to ensure provision for their future needs.
In 2018, I agreed settlement for a 15-year-old boy with cerebral palsy and complex cognitive and behavioural needs to the value of £33 million, the award being one of the largest of its kind and the largest ever for a teenager. In 2019, I negotiated settlement for a 7-year old boy with severe behavioural problems, autism and ADHD to the value of £30 million.
My cases regularly receive media interest. I have been quoted in the national and local press and interviewed on national TV and radio. In 2018, I appeared on BBC2's Victoria Derbyshire Show with a client who spoke about cerebral palsy via eye-gaze technology.
I lecture on best practice in obstetric cases and present to the Trust for Children with Brain Injury (Surrey), Chailey Heritage School (East Sussex) and SCOPE (London).
I am a Law Society accredited Clinical Negligence Specialist, a member of the AvMA Specialist Clinical Negligence Panel and an APIL Fellow.
In 2019, I raised £1,000 for the Bobath Children’s Therapy Centre at the Prudential Ride 100.
What the leading legal directories say about Jane
Jane Weakley is noted for her ability to advise on brain injury and cerebral palsy claims, particularly in obstetric and neonatal cases.
Chambers & Partners 2019
Jane Weakley is praised by interviewees for her 'complete calm in the face of a crisis' and ability to 'come up with the best practical solution for the client.'
Chambers & Partners 2017
Jane Weakley is described as “very proficient, user friendly and capable; a delight to work with.”
Chambers & Partners 2016
Jane Weakley is praised for her wealth of experience in the clinical negligence field and for the "tremendous quality" of her work.
Chambers & Partners 2015
What others say…
Jane Weakley is acknowledged for her work on wrongful birth and cerebral palsy cases. Impressed clients describe her as "an excellent lawyer," saying: "She has a great knowledge base and is always on the end of the phone or email to answer questions."