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.
Highly experienced with clear insight into complex clinical issues. She has a strong client focus too.
Jane Weakley is a great lawyer with huge experience.
Jane Weakley has excellent client care.
Jane Weakley is a really terrific lawyer.
Jane Weakley is a true specialist in birth injury claims.
"She's a really good technical lawyer and is very experienced." "She is amazing and responds very quickly."
Jane Weakley is a fantastic solicitor.
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."