Sally Leonards

Job Title: Partner

Location: Manchester

Clinical Negligence

Sally Leonards is a partner in the JMW Clinical Negligence department and has over 20 years’ experience in the field. She undertakes high-value clinical negligence work and has a particular interest and expertise in complex brain and spinal injury cases.

In 2018 Sally obtained £25 million in compensation for a child with severe physical disabilities due to cerebral palsy that was caused by maternity failures.

Sally is ranked as one of the best clinical negligence solicitors in the North West in the 2019 Legal 500 directory 'Hall of Fame', which describes her as very experienced and adopting 'a tenacious but realistic approach to each case'.

Sally is also ranked as a leading individual in the 2019 edition of legal industry guide Chambers and Partners which quotes interviewees as saying she is 'extremely hard-working and very efficient' and that 'clients love her'.

Sally has settled numerous multi-million pound cases, including claims for children with cerebral palsy due to birth errors. Sally also has extensive experience of cauda equina syndrome claims, her most recent case settling for £1.3 million in 2017.

Sally has a reputation for winning unusual and complex cases due her tenacity and attention to detail, which has been commented on by the barristers she has worked alongside on cases.

Joining JMW’s Clinical Negligence department in 1996, Sally became a partner in 2001. She has been a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers for over almost 20 years and is a member of the Acquired Brain and Spinal Injury Network and charity Action against Medical Accidents. Sally also works closely with the charity the Child Brain Injury Trust.


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