Jennifer has specialised in clinical negligence claims for 12 years and supervises 4 other clinical negligence solicitors in Manchester.
Jennifer is a Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel Member which recognises her skills and experience in this field.
Jennifer regularly represents claimants in obstetric cases, particularly birth injuries and has had many notable multi-million pound successes. She regularly obtains interim payments to enable Claimant's to move house and put a care package in place as early as possible.
In addition to her experience in birth injuries she has a particular interest in spinal injury cases and complex cases involving failures to diagnose and treat for which she was recognised in Legal 500 in 2010 and they also said "Jennifer Cawthorne is especially good at handling particularly sensitive clients".
Jennifer works in the team that won the Manchester Law Society Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury "Team of the Year" award in 2012. Jennifer also won the Proclaim Personal Injury Award for Outstanding Case of the Year in November 2008 after representing John Corbett in the "Indexation Cases" which changed the indexation of periodical payments awards for all Claimants.
Jennifer has also been extensively involved over the past 12 years in representing families who have lost relatives to vCJD and putting forward claims to the vCJD Trust which was subsequently set up to compensate families.
According to Chambers 2014, Jennifer "has earned extensive praise from all quarters." One source said: "She is calm and conscientious, and gets great results for her client."
Clients have said: "I am so grateful for all the help and support you have given me over the last three years. I am so glad I continued the claim and the outcome and the compensation will allow me to hopefully move on in life.."