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Rachel Kneale



Rachel leads Weightmans' clinical claims team in London and nationally with Richard Jolly and Deborah Bannister. She is Weightmans' client liaison partner for NHS Resolution and has worked for NHSR (previously NHSLA) since 1997.

Rachel is recognised as a leading figure in clinical negligence, ranked Band 1 by Chambers and Partners. She specialises in the highest value clinical negligence claims including obstetric, neurological and other catastrophic injuries. She has particular expertise on quantum issues and has settled a large number of cases involving periodical payments.

Rachel acts for a number of NHS trusts and organisations across London, the South East and the Midlands, advising and defending on claims against them and as client partner co-ordinates and leads the team of lawyers acting across related areas of the law.

Rachel is committed to patient safety and sharing learning from claims through data analysis and insights as well as training. Rachel also is a member of the Ethics Committee for an NHS Trust client.

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