Sue Bowler

Partner - Head of Services for Vulnerable and Disabled People

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 and I have secured numerous multi-million pound settlements for the victims of catastrophic injuries. I remain a dedicated hands-on lawyer continuing to provide advice and service for my clients, most of who have suffered complex brain injuries and have significant disabilities.

I provide excellent quality of service to clients and their families who are often in desperate need. They want simple explanations and solutions so that the legal process does not add to the stress that they are already suffering.

Specialisms

  • Brain injuries sustained as a result of injury or clinical negligence
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Court of Protection
  • Personal Injury Trusts
  • Management of Affairs
  • Catastrophic personal injury and clinical negligence claims including severe psychological injuries, fatal accidents, multiple injuries
  • Training for other professionals

Which five words best describe you?

  1. Compassionate
  2. Astute
  3. Tenacious
  4. Organised
  5. Dependable

Three things we didn’t know about you?

  • Mine is not a 9 to 5 job, my clients can face crises with which they need help at any time
  • I support a number of charities associated with disabilities, including being Chair of Trustees for Headway Portsmouth and South East Hampshire
  • Outside of work I spend as much quality time with my young daughter as possible

Memberships & Associations

  • Member of the Law Society’s specialist Personal Injury Panel
  • Chairperson of Headway Portsmouth and South East Hampshire
  • Court of Protection Panel Deputy
  • Fellow of Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
  • Top ranked in “Chambers and Partners” for many years

Testimonials

Sue Bowler puts a huge amount of work into obtaining and marshalling complex expert evidence and demonstrates excellent communication skills.

Legal 500, 2017

Sue Bowler has been described as ‘the dream solicitor’.

Chambers and Partners 2016

I wanted to thank you for your work during the last three years.  I have not had reason to work with a solicitor before but the ease with which you reassured me throughout my claim does great credit to your profession.

 

I initially choose your firm over other solicitors because of you.  You have very much lived up to every expectation that you gave me in the that first meeting.  Your initial focus on securing my recovery was very refreshing and I credit that focus on the great progress I have seen in getting me back to my current state of health. You drove external input into my recovery and for that I will always be thankful.

 

It is no exaggeration to say that you turned a very difficult period in my life around and in concluding my claim you have presented an open path for my future.

 

…nice, honest and upfront and the situation I was in.

Chambers and Partners 2018

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