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Alison Appelboam-Meadows, Partner at Penningtons Manches


Alison is a partner in the clinical negligence and personal injury team. She joined Penningtons Manches Cooper in 1996 from Taylor Joynson Garrett (now Taylor Wessing) and became a partner in 2005. She has been involved in a wide range of cases but has particular experience with clinical negligence cases involving obstetric and paediatric negligence, including cerebral palsy claims, and heads up the firm’s cerebral palsy team.

She also acts on behalf of individuals who have suffered traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries. She is a member of AvMA’s Specialist Clinical Negligence Panel and has senior litigator status with APIL (the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers).

While she is based in our Basingstoke office, Alison also works out of our London office and sees clients nationwide. She regularly writes articles for our website and presents at seminars. She is recognised as a key individual by Chambers’ Guide to the UK Legal Profession.

Recent work highlights

  • Acting on behalf of a little boy who sustained a traumatic brain injury at birth. Following a trial in the High Court in relation to liability, a settlement has now been agreed.
  • Representing a young boy diagnosed with cerebral palsy after an acute period of asphyxia at birth. Although liability was admitted, there was an Assessment of Damages Hearing before significant damages were awarded.
  • Acting on behalf of a young man who sustained a spinal cord injury during scoliosis surgery. Liability has now been resolved in his favour.

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Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC311575 and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority under number 419867.

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