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BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

WINNER

Telephone: 01476 565 295

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Christine is Senior Associate Solicitor, joining JMP Solicitors in 2003.

 

After graduating with a First Class Honours Degree Christine completed her LPC at Nottingham Law School whilst working for the Woodland Trust in Grantham. Qualifying in 2003 she joined JMP and has remained ever since.

 

Christine has gained considerable experience in conducting higher value and complex personal injury claims including serious groin injuries, head injuries and Clinical Negligence cases which include misdiagnosis of cancer and negligent dental treatment.

 

Christine has an increasing caseload of Clinical Negligence cases and is tenacious in her pursuit of justice for her clients what ever the value of the claim.

 

Professional Information

Solicitor

LLB (Hons) Law

Notable Cases

 

Baby N and mother vs Lincoln Hospital. The baby was born dead by C section after a long labour. The mother was not made aware of the babies difficulties and was left unattended for 11 hours (despite a registrar noting that the baby's heart beat was critical and that the baby's presentation was unusual.) The hospital initally denied responsibility but medical evidence reviewed post mortem revealed that the baby was viable and would have survived if an earlier intervention had been made.

 

Mr A sustained a hernia work for which he had an operation. The operation was successful but the nerves were damaged and resulted in the client suffering tremendous pain whihc prevented him from working and will do so permanently unless a remedy for the pain can be found. Defendant sought to rely on medical evidence which it had served late without permission and Christine made an application to get the medical evidence struck out which was achieved. Claim settled for £625,000.

 

Miss SV and Miss SW two cases where the girls attended a Special Needs school and suffered sexual abuse from another pupil. The school failed to protect the girls and failed the pupil who carried out the abuse and the girls and their parents needed this serious issue to be addressed. Although one barrister refused to act on the basis that it would be unfair on the girls a second opinion was sought from another Chambers and a barrister was found who agreed that the girls had the right to seek compensation as other girls would.  ATE insurance was obtained to fund the case to trial The cases settled and the parents thrilled with the outcome. The Judge commended us on the sensitive handling of the cases, which he described as serious,  complex but noteworthy. Miss SV mother wrote. “Just a little note to thank you for all your hard work that has got us where we are today. A really big thank you”

 

Mrs L attended hospital for an injection into her neck to alleviate painful headaches, unfortunately the injection went into her spine and caused serious injury to the client. Funding was obtained via an insurance policy and the case proceeded and although negligence could not be proved settlement was achieved and the client was thrilled with the outcome. She wrote " …..An enormous thank you for everything you have done I couldn’t have asked for any one better!!!” Best wishes JL

 

Mrs M client injured when falling whilst at work, she was delighted with the settlement achieved and wrote “………….Just to say a very big thanks for all you did for me over the years with my case you well deserve this thanks from me”

 

KB serious road traffic accident 50/50 contributory negligence as each party held responsible for the accident, settlement achieved in the sum of £125,000.

 

Mr D H serious RTA settled in the sum of £270,000.

 

Mrs M Clinical Negligence claim relating to a badly performed mastectomy, client over the moon with settlement achieved.

Christine Bowerman

Senior Associate Solicitor

Direct Dial:

01476 539812

 

Email:

cbowerman@jmp-solicitors.com

 

Office:

Autumn Park Business Centre, Dysart Road, GRANTHAM

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