Senior solicitor Janet is part of the Thompsons Solicitors’ Serious Injury Team and handles cases across Yorkshire and Humberside.

Based at Thompsons’ Leeds office, Janet specialises in brain injury, amputation injury and chronic regional pain syndrome cases.

For more than 30 years, Janet has acted exclusively on behalf of injured parties and uses this experience to provide first class representation for her claimants, whose cases often involve road traffic accidents, employers liability or public liability.

Approachable and down-to-earth, Janet’s main goal is to ensure clients obtain effective rehabilitation and maximum compensation as quickly as possible.

Janet enjoys working at Thompsons because the firm shares her determination to fight the client’s corner and persevere for the best outcome.

Janet’s case experience

Road traffic accident claim: Janet secured a £2.8 million settlement for her client, who was run over on a pedestrian crossing by a motorcycle that had been driven through a red light. She suffered multiple injuries, including a brain haemorrhage and an unstable fracture of the neck. She was also left with psychological impacts, including an Adjustment Disorder.

Accident at work claim: Janet represented a client whose right foot was driven over by a forklift truck. He sustained chronic pain syndrome but following rehabilitation was able to return to work, albeit in a different role. He also suffered psychological injuries including anxiety and depression for which private treatment was organised. Janet secured a sum of £395,000 for her client at a joint settlement meeting.

Professional memberships

Janet is the treasurer of Headway Leeds, a charity which aims to help support, rebuild and improve the lives of acquired brain injury survivors and their families.

Janet is also a committee member of the South Yorkshire branch of the UK Acquired Brain Injury Forum, which promotes the understanding of brain injury by raising awareness through education and information.


Janet’s former client 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.”

Another of Janet’s former clients 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.”