Elizabeth-Anne Gumbel KC is a leading practitioner in Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury claims. Lizanne has a distinguished reputation for representing Claimants with highly complex claims for catastrophic injury. In clinical negligence she has particular expertise and experience in birth damage and neo-natal claims but acts in claims arising in a wide range of circumstances. In personal injury she acts for Claimants with head injuries, spinal injuries and other complex multiple injuries.

Lizanne’s work also involves multi-party actions and she acted for over 700 Claimants in the litigation against Mr Ian Paterson, Spire Healthcare and HEFT. Lizanne is now monitoring the distribution of the fund for further claims arising out of Mr Paterson’s surgery. Lizanne has also been instructed in a number of multi- party actions arising out of sexual abuse and physical abuse of children and adults in institutions including the Jimmy Savile litigation,  the Winterbourne View claims, The Aston Hall Hospital claims. Lizanne has acted for women abused by Mr Harvey Weinstein and Mr Epstein and is acting for women alleging abuse by Mr Crispin Odey amongst other individuals. Claims Lizanne has been instructed in against private hospitals, the catholic church and local authorities have involved a number of cases which have resulted in the development of the law in respect of vicarious liability.

Lizanne is currently recommended as a leading and a star silk for both the clinical negligence and personal injury fields by Chambers & Partners Directory UK and in the Legal 500.

In 2023, Lizanne was named Clinical Negligence Silk of the Year at the Chambers & Partners Bar Awards. In 2020, Lizanne was awarded ‘Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Silk of the Year’ by Legal 500.

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