Jane Weakley - Specialist Clinical Negligence Solicitor London | Fieldfisher
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I have more than 25 years' experience in medical law, and 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.

I agreed a £33m settlement for a 15-year-old boy with cerebral palsy and complex cognitive and behavioural needs, one of the highest awards of its kind and the largest ever for a teenager. I also negotiated settlement for a 7-year old boy with severe behavioural problems, autism and ADHD to the value of £30m.

My cases regularly receive media interest. I have been quoted in the national and local press and interviewed on national TV and radio. I appeared on BBC2's Victoria Derbyshire Show with a client who spoke about her 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. Last year, I completed a 14-day cycle ride to John O'Groats raising funds for iProBono and Fieldfisher's Cycling to Freedom Initiative – supporting the liberation of at-risk female Afghan cyclists and their families.


What others say…

Jane Weakley is well experienced in her profession and keeps her client informed about the case.

Chambers & Partners 2024

Highly experienced with clear insight into complex clinical issues. She has a strong client focus too.

Chambers & Partners 2024

Jane Weakley is a great lawyer with huge experience.

Legal 500 2024

Jane Weakley has excellent client care.

Chambers & Partners 2023

Jane Weakley is a really terrific lawyer.

Legal 500 2023

Jane Weakley is a true specialist in birth injury claims.

Chambers & Partners 2022

"She's a really good technical lawyer and is very experienced." "She is amazing and responds very quickly."

Chambers & Partners 2021

Jane Weakley is a fantastic solicitor.

Legal 500 2021

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."

Chambers & Partners 2020

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