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Alison Johnson, Associate Director at Penningtons Manches
Areas of expertise: Clinical negligence


Alison has specialised in clinical negligence work since qualifying in 2001. She joined Penningtons in 2007, became an associate in 2010 and an associate director in 2017. She deals with a wide variety of clinical negligence claims on behalf of claimants and is passionate about getting the best result possible for them.

She has a particular focusing on general practice, gynaecology, plastic surgery, orthopaedic and oncology claims but also deals with fatal accident claims arising out of clinical negligence and personal injury actions.

As a member of both the Law Society and AvMA accredited clinical negligence panels, Alison has also worked regularly with AvMA as a trained helpline volunteer. She was recognised as ‘An Associate to Watch’ in Chambers Guide to the UK Legal Profession 2012 being described as ‘bright’ and ‘a future star’ and also being commended for being ‘excellent with clients’.

Recent work highlights

  • Securing large value structured settlements with damages of £7 million+ on behalf of a number of cerebral palsy claims for birth-injured clients and their families.
  • Achieving a CICA award in excess of £380,000 for an assault victim with a serious head injury.
  • Winning £400,000 damages for a client in a compartment syndrome claim.
  • Successfully pursuing a number of plastic surgery claims against both UK based and foreign private surgeons.

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Penningtons Manches 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. San Francisco is an associated office.

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