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Jane Williams

Partner, Head of Medical Negligence, East Midlands & North East | Nottingham

"Jane Williams has been a leading clinical negligence lawyer for almost 30 years. Jane is driven to do the very best she can for her clients, pulling together her team to achieve exceptional outcomes. It is always a complete pleasure to work with Jane, who gives clear advice and instructions, having thought of every angle and implication."
The Legal 500, 2024

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About Jane

Jane is head of the Clinical Negligence department for the East Midlands and North East at Freeths and has more than 28 years experience of bringing clinical negligence claims. She has an active practice dealing with cases of maximum severity including spinal, neurological and birth injury clinical negligence claims. She also has a strong track record in misdiagnoses of cancer and epilepsy, having co-ordinated three high profile group actions.

She has an excellent national reputation as a leader in the field of maternity claims with over 30 years experience of dealing with maternal and birth injury claims. She is highly respected, feared by her opponents and renowned for her skill, expertise and commitment to securing the best results for her clients.

“We cannot express our gratitude enough for all your hard work and perseverance over the last few years. It will never undo the pain and suffering our daughter has had to endure or the continued struggle she will face on a daily basis but at least we have closure and can now look forward as a family. We will be forever thankful for the voice you gave our daughter in this injustice.”
(Client testimonial)

Jane is renowned for her friendly and sympathetic approach putting her clients at ease from the outset.

Jane's aim is always to do the best for her clients and to take away the stress of bringing a claim at what is often a difficult and emotional time. She advocates a team approach and her clients are always involved and integral to this.

Jane is ranked as a leading individual in Chambers & Partners (2024 edition). She is also listed as a Recommended Lawyer and ranked as a Leading Individual in The Legal 500 (2024 edition) in Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence.


  • Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
  • Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies
  • Law Society

Notable work & expertise


  • "We are very grateful that you were willing to take our case on, after the disappointment following the inquest. You could easily have said that’s...

    Client testimonial

  • "A warm heartfelt thank you for your support, dedication and hard graft over the last 5 years. Your professionalism has assured our daughter got wh...

    Client testimonial

  • "Just wanted to say a very big thank you for all your help over these past few very emotional years...we are so grateful for the way you have handl...

    Client testimonial

  • “It's always a complete pleasure to work with Jane, who gives clear advice and instructions, having thought of every angle and implication.”

    Client testimonial

  • "We are extremely grateful to Jane for all her hard work and support on our behalf...we are indebted for everything you have done for us as a family."

    Chambers & Partners, 2024

  • “Jane is driven to do the very best she can for her clients, pulling together her team to achieve exceptional outcomes.”

    Chambers & Partners, 2024

  • "Jane Williams has always reassured and explained the process, her drive, knowledge and passion for her work is outstanding"

    The Legal 500, 2023

  • "Jane Williams is an exceptional lawyer and one of the most caring individuals I have come across in professional life. Jane has devoted her life t...

    The Legal 500, 2023

  • “She's a fantastic solicitor who always keeps the client at the heart of her actions. She is an excellent professional who provides clarity in her...

    Chambers & Partners, 2023

  • "Jane Williams is a tenacious but sensible opponent. She is always open to discussing cases. She leads the way on collaborative working - that has...

    The Legal 500, 2023

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