Sue Bowler

Partner - Head of Catastrophic Injury

T 023 9236 4307

M 07721 318864

E suebowler@coffinmew.co.uk

Specialisms

  • Multi-million pound personal injury and clinical negligence claims
  • Brain injuries sustained as a result of an accident or clinical negligence
  • Other catastrophic personal injury and clinical negligence claims including severe psychological injuries, fatal accidents, multiple injuries
  • Implementing and overseeing extensive rehabilitation and care packages, and housing adaptations
  • Management of Financial Affairs, as a Court of Protection Deputy, a Trustee or an Attorney
  • Advice on Mental Capacity
  • Health and Welfare Deputyships
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Training for other professionals
Sue Bowler

Specialisms

  • Multi-million pound personal injury and clinical negligence claims
  • Brain injuries sustained as a result of an accident or clinical negligence
  • Other catastrophic personal injury and clinical negligence claims including severe psychological injuries, fatal accidents, multiple injuries
  • Implementing and overseeing extensive rehabilitation and care packages, and housing adaptations
  • Management of Financial Affairs, as a Court of Protection Deputy, a Trustee or an Attorney
  • Advice on Mental Capacity
  • Health and Welfare Deputyships
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Training for other professionals

What's your role?

I’m committed to securing justice for seriously injured clients, whether those injuries arise as a result of an accident or medical negligence, and to supporting vulnerable and disabled people throughout their lives.

I specialise in pursuing personal injury and clinical negligence claims for clients who have suffered life changing and life limiting injuries and disabilities, often as a result of a severe brain injury. I am regularly also appointed Professional Deputy through the Court of Protection for the rest of clients’ lives, which means that I manage the property and financial affairs of clients who lack capacity to do so themselves. Obtaining a good award of compensation is often only part of the service that clients need. It is often possible for me to be instrumental in putting a regime of rehabilitation in place to assist an injured person’s recovery and provide the greatest possible chance of regaining the quality of life they may feel they have lost. This includes establishing care and therapy packages and arranging the building of disability adapted housing. Becoming Professional Deputy means that I continue to assist clients with whom I have built a close and trusting relationship throughout the process of pursuing a claim, and that I can continue to be their first point of contact at times of need, assisted by a team of Court of Protection lawyers.

I have also been appointed to the Court of Protection’s panel of approved Deputies which means that the Court itself refers cases to me where an existing Deputy or Attorney needs to be replaced. I am one of only a handful of Panel Deputies in the South of England.

Your experience

I am one of the leading Brain Injury Lawyers in the south of England. I qualified as a solicitor back in 1995, having obtained a law degree and then first class honours in the Solicitors’ Final Examination. I trained at Coffin Mew and became Head of the Catastrophic Injury team in 2004. I have almost 25 years’ experience in catastrophic injury work, especially cases involving serious and complex brain injuries. I have secured numerous multi-million pound settlements for the victims of catastrophic injuries and clinical negligence. I have particular skill in handling complex cases, where success relies on my ability to work out a strategic plan, take control of the case and master significant numbers of expert witnesses, to move the matter forward swiftly to achieve a successful outcome for the client.

I have also been Chair of Trustees of “Headway Portsmouth and South East Hampshire” for 13 years, a charity that supports those with brain injury, their families and carers.

I have the following accreditations:-

  •  Member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel
  • Fellow of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers

I have been ranked in the top tier of Chambers for over 10 years and I am named as a Leading Individual in Legal 500.