Healthy appointment for Simpson Millar

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National law firm Simpson Millar LLP has launched its Medical Negligence Team in Manchester with the appointment of Janet Johnson as a partner. She joins from Donns LLP where she was an associate and spent 4 years in the firm’s Clinical Negligence Department including one year as Head of the Team.

Janet deals exclusively with medical negligence cases and has particular expertise in the area of birth injuries and neurological claims. The majority of her work consists of large claims valued in excess of £1m.

About her decision to join Simpson Millar LLP, Janet commented:

“Simpson Millar is an extremely forward thinking and innovative law firm. The people here are very supportive and enthusiastic about expanding the firm’s medical negligence offering."

"By joining the Medical Negligence team at Simpson Millar LLP I will be able to concentrate on an increasing number of high value claims attracted as a result of the team's excellent reputation."

Janet is a member of the Law Society's Clinical Negligence Panel and brings with her a significant client following and an existing case load.

Neil Fearn, partner and joint Head of Medical Negligence at Simpson Millar LLP commented:

“The appointment of Janet is hugely significant for the Medical Negligence Team. It enables the team to have a presence in the North West but also reflects our plans to further expand the team in terms of experience and geographic cover."

“We continually aim to raise the standard of the team and we now have 3 lawyers who are on the Law Society's Clinical Negligence Panel and 2 who are on the Action against Medical Accidents’ (AMvA) legal Panel.”

Peter Watson, managing partner at Simpson Millar LLP concluded:

“I am extremely excited about Janet’s appointment. She is an excellent lawyer – professional but with a sensitive approach to her work. "

“This is a real signal of intent. We have immediate plans to further expand our medical negligence team to both grow our presence in the North West and London. Janet brings with her a wealth of experience and a significant client following so it is upwards and onwards from here.”


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