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 is particularly skilled in dealing with people with acquired brain injury involving cerebral palsy, meningitis and cerebral abscess. She has had considerable success with claims involving thrombo-embolic events such as stroke, DVT and coagulation problems.
Linda heads a team working exclusively for claimants. 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. A professional from chambers says of Linda " She is a specialist in her field, well regarded and a problem solver who always puts her clients first"
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).
Further independent recognition has also come from two leading international rating services -Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers. Linda is ranked as one of the top 50 female lawyers in the UK by Super Lawyers, a listing published by Thomson Reuters
Linda and her team are also included on the Headway Head Injury Solicitors List.
Linda has concluded many high value cases including recent settlements of a brain injury case worth £7.5 million and a spinal injury case for £5.2 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.
- 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 two 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 is a keen reader, has studied art history and enjoys visiting art galleries at home and abroad. She loves quizzes of any kind.
Linda’s current goal in her personal life is to learn to cook competently.