Susan Brown leads Boyes Turner’s outstanding medical negligence team. She is recognised by all the major legal directories as one of the leading clinical negligence lawyers in the UK. A specialist in claimant, high value brain injury and cerebral palsy cases, Susan combines the highest standards of professionalism and expertise gained from over 20 years of top tier clinical negligence litigation experience with outstanding compassion and empathy, earning her the respect and admiration of her colleagues, Counsel, medical experts and opponents, and close and loyal relationships with her clients.
Susan’s impressive track record of multi-million pound compensation awards reflects her personal commitment to making a lasting difference to the lives of disabled children and their families. Susan’s incisive and rigorous approach to establishing liability secures early judgments and substantial interim payments for her clients. With interim funds in place, she can begin work with the family, case managers, Boyes Turner’s SEN experts and Court of Protection deputy to alleviate the hardship suffered by her brain-injured clients, by providing care and respite, adapted accommodation, essential therapies, assistive technology and specialist equipment. By meeting the child’s needs at an early stage, the child and their parents can participate fully in family life and the child is given the best opportunity to achieve their full potential.
Susan’s dedication to claimant cerebral palsy cases is driven by her compassion for the children who have suffered devastating injury from negligent care. Working closely with their families, she understands the life-long implications of injuries of this severity, not only for the child, but for the family who face a daily struggle – physically, emotionally, and financially – to care and provide for their disabled child.
Susan’s clients often come to her through personal referral from families she has helped in the past and from other professionals, charities and support groups.
Susan leads Boyes Turner’s clinical negligence group in working with charities like Scope, Cerebra and Meningitis Now which provide invaluable support to the families of disabled children and campaign for greater political, social, medical and individual awareness of the risks of life-changing injury and the needs and rights of the disabled.
Susan is an accredited member of the Law Society’s Clinical Negligence Panel and is on the specialist panel of Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA). She is a member of the Law Society and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL). She is also in The Legal 500 Hall of Fame which highlights individuals who have received praise from their clients for continued excellence.
- Medical negligence
- Brain & head injury compensation
- Cerebral palsy
- Children's claims
Susan has a very calm and collected manner and she is a real team player. She deploys her experience and expertise to good effect for her clients.
Susan Brown is outstanding: real expertise in her field, excellent judgement, sound understanding of the relevant legal principles, great tenacity and a pleasure to work with. Richard Money-Kyrle demonstrates the same qualities.
"She listens; she is patient and very approachable.”
"...establishes a wonderful line between being friendly, kind and honest; and being efficiently ruthless when necessary."
“Thank you to Susan and her team for their hard work and compassion - it is not just a job for them, they do have a genuine care about each individual they represent.”
Susan Brown knew exactly what she was doing and her team were brilliant, which made the whole process much easier for us.”