Paul McNeil, Head of Medical Negligence & Personal Injury

Paul McNeil, Head of Medical Negligence & Personal Injury, Fieldfisher

Paul McNeil has more than 25 years experience acting for those injured through medical negligence or personal injury accidents. His claims cover many areas, including:

Many of Paul’s cases involve serious head injuries or birth injuries and have settled for over £1 million. This ensures that Paul’s clients receive adequate compensation to pay for education, rehabilitation, care and treatment.


What the leading legal directories say about Paul

  • Chambers 2013 writes

    • Paul McNeil, is a "stellar individual" who is regarded as "one of the first lawyers you would go to for a complex maximum-severity clinical negligence claim, or would recommend to a family member." They state that Paul has an excellent relationship with his clients and is "compassionate, but at all times 110% professional".

  • Chambers 2014 writes

    • Paul "remains in a class of his own" and is widely recognised as one of London's leading Claimant Lawyers. Sources regard him as "hard working and client orientated" who "does a remarkable amount of work and is always on top of the details".  Recognised as an expert in neurotrauma and catastrophic injury claims to include amputations and brain injuries.

  • Chambers 2015 writes

    • Paul McNeil upholds an enviable reputation in the clinical negligence field. Sources regard him as "an exceptionally safe pair of hands" and appreciate his sympathy and listening skills in addition to his pragmatic and realistic approach to claims.

  • Chambers 2016 writes

    • Paul McNeil "has a quiet authority about him and is very committed and hard-working." He earns further praise for his down-to-earth approach with clients and for being "accessible and responsive."


Paul Mcneil - Ranked in Chambers and Partners 2017


Some of Paul's recent cases include:


Paul regularly speaks at conferences and events including RoadPeace and BISWG (Brain Injury Social Work Group) conferences. He also contributed a chapter to the well-received “Experts in the Civil Courts” edited by Sir Louis Blom Cooper QC.

Paul is a member of AvMA (Action against Medical Accidents), the Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel, the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), and a Fellow of the Society for Advanced Legal Studies.

Paul commented in the Sunday Telegraph on his case HSX v Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust to criticise the attempt to 'gag' the parents of a boy left severely disabled following hospital negligence. A delay in recognising a serious mistake during surgery on a two-month-old baby left him with catastrophic brain injuries, causing quadriplegic cerebral palsy, blindness and double incontinence. The Trust admitted liability for the boy's injuries and the case settled for more than £2m.


Fieldfisher Accreditations and Awards


Contact Paul McNeil

If you would like to discuss a potential case with Paul, please don’t hesitate to contact him via any of the below.