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Lynn Knowles

Senior consultant

Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury

She has particular expertise in fatal accidents and maternal deaths often with complex causation and quantum issues. She has represented many bereaved families at inquests, including those with juries.

Lynn has been exceptionally successful in achieving the maximum amount of compensation for her clients to ensure that they can get on with their lives following the trauma.  She is committed to ensuring that her clients get rehabilitation even before the case is settled.

Lynn is appointed Deputy in the Court of Protection for a number of clients who have won their cases and been awarded large sums of compensation.

Education and career
  • Lynn qualified in 1996
  • She was made partner at Bindmans in 2003
  • She also had a previous career in community development and not for profit housing development at director level
Experience

Lynn’s cases include:

  • Summer Braithwaite v Homerton University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust £850,000 interim payment for the purchase of a house and to set up a care regime in advance of the final settlement to a client with quadriplegic cerebral palsy that was caused by the mismanagement of her birth.

Most of Lynn’s clients wish to remain anonymous.  The High Court has granted anonymity Orders to many of them protect their privacy following the settlement of their claims.  A sample of recent cases:

  • Three cases involving children with cerebral palsy who received lump sum awards of between £1.1 and £2.35 million plus periodical payments rising to £280,000 a year for life
  • £475,000 for a boy who lost the lower part of his arm following negligent care while he was a newborn baby.
  • A significant sum for the children and mother of a young woman who died as a consequence of negligent nursing care after a hysterectomy.
  • A significant sum for the family of a young woman who died as a consequence of negligent failure to manage her neurological condition.
  • £750,000 for a child who was injured after he ran out from in front of a bus into the path of a car.
  • £600,000 for a child who was injured in an assault.
  • A seven figure sum for a young man injured as a passenger in a car.
  • £170,000 for a young man who injured his elbow and wrist falling from a ladder at work.
Recognition

What clients say

I was very pleased to have Lynn working on my case.  She was extremely professional and organised with a great network of contacts but, most importantly she’s a thoroughly nice person! She achieved a very satisfactory outcome in tricky circumstances.

We just wanted to express our appreciation for all that you have done for our son (and ourselves) over these last few years, and for your support and excellent advice in dealing with his case. Thank you for bringing his claim to such a successful conclusion…

I can never really thank you enough for all your support, guidance, expertise and fortitude over those 5 long years that you worked on my case. Because of your efforts my life, once thought ruined beyond repair, is now improving every day. I look ahead with a lot of promise to the future…

First of all, many thanks. You’ve done brilliant work – good advice; good connections including to the medical team; good communication; you won for me!

You were able to deal with our case in a way that exceeded all expectations…

We cannot thank you enough for all your advice, help and hard work involved in the case and have felt that you were kind and mindful of the loss and emotional hardship we suffered, and are still suffering, due to our tremendous loss.

I would like to thank you … and I will be recommending you and & Bindmans to all my friends, as I think that you dealt fantastically with Emil’s case, especially in the last days that were so stressful for Emil.

Lynn struggled bravely and competently against a sea of frustration – her own and mine. That she produced a result at all is a massive testament to her commitment and patience. Thanks.

Legal directories

Chambers and Partners 2019
  • Lynn Knowles is ranked in Clinical Negligence: Mainly Claimant (Band 3). She is ‘particularly adept in handling brain damage and birth injury claims, as well as cases involving maternal deaths and fatal accidents.’
Chambers and Partners UK 2018
  • Lynn Knowles is ranked in Clinical Negligence: Mainly Claimant (Band 3).
Chambers and Partners UK 2017
  • Lynn Knowles is ranked in Clinical Negligence: Mainly Claimant (Band 3).  She is able to provide “high-quality and consistent” advice.
Chambers and Partners UK 2016
  • Lynn Knowles is ranked in Clinical Negligence: Mainly Claimant (Band 2). She is described as “a great solicitor who is clued up on the medical issues”
Legal 500 2016
  • Lynn Knowles is recommended in Personal Injury: Claimant. She has an “excellent attention to detail and great communication skills”.
Legal 500 2015
  • Lynn is recommended in Clinical Negligence: Claimant.
Chambers and Partners UK 2015
  • Lynn Knowles is ranked Band 2 in Clinical Negligence: Mainly Claimant and Personal Injury.
Legal 500 2014
  • Lynn Knowles is recommended in Clinical negligence: claimant and Personal Injury: claimant. Lynn Knowles is described as “kind and compassionate”.
Professional memberships
  • Lynn was appointed to the Law Society’s Clinical Negligence Panel in September 2000.
  • She has been a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers since 1996.
  • She is a member of Headway – the brain injury association Personal Injury Solicitors List.
  • Lynn is the Chair of Ealing Law Centre steering group which is in the process of establishing a new law centre in Ealing.