Janet is a senior solicitor on Thompsons Solicitors’ Serious Injury Team and is based in Leeds.

Covering cases across Yorkshire and Humberside, Janet specialises in cases involving amputations, brain injuries and chronic regional pain syndrome.

For over three decades, Janet has acted solely on behalf of claimants and utilises the skills and experience gained over this time to provide the highest quality representation for her clients, whose claims often pertain to employers liability, public liability or road traffic accidents.

With a grounded and friendly manner, Janet’s focus is to ensure clients receive productive rehabilitation and maximum financial redress in the shortest time possible.

Janet is proud to work at Thompsons because the firm shares her passion for standing up for clients and determination to achieve an optimum outcome for them.

Janet’s case experience

Road traffic accident claim: Janet secured £2.8 million in compensation for a client who was walking across a pedestrian crossing when she was hit by a motorcycle that had been driven through a red light. Janet’s client sustained multiple injuries, including an unstable neck fracture and a brain haemorrhage. She was also left with lasting psychological issues, including an Adjustment Disorder.  

Accident at work claim: Janet’s client’s foot was run over by a forklift truck. Following the accident he developed chronic pain syndrome but was able to return to work after receiving rehabilitation, although in a different role. The client sustained psychological injuries, including depression and anxiety. At a joint settlement meeting, Janet secured £395,000 for her client. 

Professional memberships

Janet is the treasurer of Headway Leeds, a brain injury charity that supports survivors and their families.

Additionally, Janet is a committee member of the South Yorkshire branch of the UK Acquired Brain Injury Forum, which educates and informs in order to promote a better understanding of brain injury.


Janet’s former client said: “Janet, your never ending patience and good humour was a real tonic to both of us and helped us to get to the end of a very difficult time. We will always be very grateful to have had you in our corner to help us through every step of the way. Once again thank you so much.”

Another of Janet’s former clients said: “There are not enough positive words I can say about Janet, a true professional in her business. She immediately put our minds at rest and everything was handled in such a timely manner. I have nothing but the utmost respect for her and she is a true credit to Thompson Solicitors.”