Linda heads Pattinson & Brewer’s Clinical Negligence team, which works exclusively for claimants. Linda has over 20 years’ experience of dealing with a broad range of complex injuries of maximum severity including brain injury, spinal injury and fatal cases. She has extensive medical knowledge. She handles many claims for injured children and adults under a disability and this involves regular contact with the Court of Protection. Linda has particular skill in dealing with people with acquired brain injury such as cerebral palsy, meningitis and cerebral abscess. She has had considerable success with claims involving thrombo-embolic events such as stroke, DVT and coagulation problems.
She has concluded many high value cases including recent settlements of a brain injury case worth £10 million and a spinal injury case for £7.5 million. She has settled numerous cases with damages awards in excess of £1 million. She has also recently been involved in a landmark catastrophic injury case that she successfully took to the Court of Appeal and won. Her clients are impressed by her down to earth nature and commitment to obtaining the best outcome for them. She is well known for her empathetic and insightful approach.
Linda is very highly regarded by experts and counsel alike. She is well recognised within the field and praised by legal peers as “a vastly experienced practitioner with a track record of obtaining substantial settlements for severely injured clients”(Chambers).
Her work has also been independently recognised by a number of leading international rating services. Super Lawyers, a listing published by Thomson Reuters, has this year again ranked Linda in the top 50 female lawyers in London. Best Lawyers, the oldest peer review in the legal profession, has selected Linda for inclusion again in the 2018 edition of Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom in the practice area of clinical negligence. Best Lawyers’ peer reviewed listings are now published in over 65 countries around the world. At their 9th annual GLE Awards, Global Law Experts gave Linda the 2018 award for Clinical Negligence Lawyer of the Year (England).
Linda and her team are included on the Headway Head Injury Solicitors List. Headway is a charity which works to improve life after brain injury and Pattinson & Brewer solicitors work within the Headway Personal Injury Lawyers Code of Conduct.
Other professional memberships:
- Law Society Clinical Negligence panel member
- Law Society Personal Injury panel member
- AVMA Clinical Negligence panel member
- Spinal Injuries Association panel member
- APIL Senior Litigator
Linda lives in North West London with her husband who is a GP and her two sons who are a source of support, pleasure and entertainment!
Linda enjoys travelling and particularly likes visiting Spanish speaking countries. She has been taking Spanish language lessons for the last four years and enjoys the challenge of practising on the locals when she is on holiday. She is often amused when she uses her best Spanish and the reply is in English!
Linda’s current goal in her personal life is to learn to cook competently.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for bringing this matter to a conclusion in a manner which far exceeded my expectations” – Mr D
“I would like to give my heartfelt thanks to you for all the hard work that has been put into my case.”- Mr F
“Thank you for all your efforts and the wonderful compensation you achieved on my behalf. Thank you so much.”
“I have nothing but good to say about you and your company. Thank you for helping me to achieve such a fantastic settlement.”
“Professional and courteous service with the personal touch.”
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