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Yagmur Ekici


Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury

Yagmur is a partner in our Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury team. She advises and represents individuals in a wide range of personal injury and medical negligence cases.

Yagmur regularly acts for adults and children who have suffered catastrophic and life-changing injuries. In the last two years, Yagmur has settled claims worth an aggregate total of over £30 million, on a capitalised basis. Recent cases include high-value settlements for a child with cerebral palsy, an adult who received a seven-figure settlement arising out of an Occupier’s Liability Claim, a case for a woman who sustained significant and life-changing fourth degree tears during labour, an upper limb amputee, and a young adult whose professional career was derailed following a serious accident at work.

Yagmur is named in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom in both Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury Litigation, and was shortlisted for the 2018 Junior Lawyer of the Year category at the Law Society’s Excellence Awards.

Education and career
  • Yagmur graduated from the University of York with a BSc in Psychology in 2009 before completing the GDL at BPP Law School the following year
  •  She completed her Legal Practice Course, and subsequently qualified as a solicitor in June 2013. She was appointed as a Partner at Bindmans in 2020 and is the firm’s Training Principal

Yagmur’s cases include:

  • Securing a settlement of over £20,000,000 for a child who sustained catastrophic life-changing injuries following a delayed cesarean section at birth
  • A multi-million pound settlement for a man who sustained a traumatic brain injury following a fall at public premises
  • Securing a significant but confidential settlement for a young adult whose professional career was derailed following an accident on a site at work
  • Securing a significant but confidential settlement for the widow and daughter of a young Turkish man who died in North Middlesex Hospital after a failure to correctly treat acute pancreatitis
  • Securing a settlement of £607,000 plus provisional damages at mediation for a woman who sustained fourth degree tears during the birth of her first child because the hospital refused to offer her a caesarean section. The case was concluded on the basis that she be allowed to re-open her claim and apply for further compensation at any point in her lifetime if she undergoes a permanent colostomy.
  • Winning secondary victim claims against a hospital on behalf of the parents of a 3-year-old boy who died of meningococcal septicemia following discharge from hospital after an incorrect diagnosis of chicken pox earlier on in the day
  • Securing a settlement of £99,999 for a woman who developed a chronic pain condition following the failure to spot her lungs had been punctured during a bilateral steroid injection procedure
  • Securing a settlement of £235,000 for a young man who was injured while in the passenger seat of a car driven by his friend who had smoke cannabis before getting into the car and did not have adequate car insurance
  • Securing a significant settlement in a road traffic accident case where the claimant chased down a car that was attempting to flee the scene of an accident and was injured in the process
  • Assisting Jon Crocker with a case on behalf of the family of a man who died as a result of an avoidable hypoxic brain injury after a failure to identify a cardiac arrest. The case was brought on behalf of the widow, children and extended family and settled for £585,000
  • Assisting Jon Crocker with a case on behalf of the family of a man who died from oesophageal cancer following a delay in diagnosis. The case was brought on behalf of his widow and 4 children and settled for £500,000

What clients say

Yagmur provided a very thorough and excellent service. I couldn’t have asked for a more excellent result

– Mrs Rosemary Ward, November 2017, Clinical Negligence case

Yagmur was tenacious, efficient and demonstrated good attention to detail

– Mr R.Olins, July 2017, Personal Injury case

I was provided with a first class service from Yagmur and her team. It was a lengthy case but Yagmur was always informing me of any updates and was determined that I should have a successful outcome. Yagmur was always calm and extremely polite. I was always reassured when speaking to her of any concerns that I had. She explained the information when required in layman’s terms so that I was able to understand each step of the case. I would recommend Bindmans LLP

– Ms A.Taylor, July 2017, Personal Injury case

Yagmur Ekici was quick to come back to me, friendly, caring and patient during my claim against Alton Towers. I am not familiar with anything in the way of law. I was just so so happy with the service provided from both Yagmur and Rujina

– Ms LH, December 2016, Personal Injury case

I received an excellent service when making a personal injury claim against Alton Towers. The service provided was very responsive and caring and all questions I had asked during the case were always thoroughly answered. Rujina & Yagmur were both empathetic and attentive throughout the case, and answered all queries promptly in a language that was easy to understand. They showed great kindness and an enthusiasm in my case, I felt reassured that I could trust them to make the right decisions on my behalf. I would happily recommend anyone I know to Rujina & Yagmur

– Mr Jamie Beattie, December 2016, Personal Injury case 

My case was dealt with by Yagmur Ekici who is the calmest and most patient person I have ever encountered. Her level of professionalism is first rate. At no point over the three year period of the case, did she ever lose patience or composure. Never once was I made to feel like a case number that needed closing. I always felt that Yagmur was invested in getting the best possible outcome for me in all aspects of my claim. Truly a wonderful individual and a great credit to Bindmans, whose reputation for quality is surely realised in this outstanding solicitor. My family and I are so very grateful for all she has done

– Mr M Farquharson, London, October 2016, Personal Injury case

Living outside the UK it was not obvious to select a firm of solicitors to start proceedings against a UK defendant whose negligence caused my accident. Through a local friend I was referred to Bindmans and from day one I felt that I had made the correct choice. Although my case was not always straightforward from legal point of view I have been very pleased with the quality of the legal advice and the support that I have received from Yagmur and Jon. I could not have expected a better performance

I was extremely satisfied with the service provided because of the high quality and objective legal advice dealing with all positive and negative aspects of my file. My file was very actively and efficiently managed on a day-to-day basis and I had excellent personal contacts

– Mr Marcus Bernaert, Belgium, August 2016, Personal Injury case

I felt that I was provided with a very attentive, thorough and high quality service for my personal injury claim. I felt listened to and that my best interests were taken into account. They understood dealing with the case was not always easy for me and kept it as easy and simple as possible. The service was personal, friendly and professional. I was satisfied with the advice given and the outcome of my case. Yagmur was brilliant

– Miss H. H., November 2015, Personal Injury case

From the moment I made the very first call to Bindmans, I was very impressed with their professionalism. From the lady on Reception who answered my call, all the way through to my Solicitor Yagmur Ekici

When they said they were going to call me – THEY DID! I never ever had to chase Yagmur up for anything and I just left it with Yagmur. I never once doubted that Yagmur wouldn’t win my case for me

Yagmur is one of the nicest people I have ever had the pleasure and privilege of dealing with
I am currently going through a very stressful time in my life atm with the Hillsborough Inquests, where my brother died and Yagmur and Bindmans have made this medical negligence case in relation to my late Father, so much easier to bare. It has been an absolute honour to have Yagmur represent me and I have been recommending Bindmans/Yagmur to friends etc

I highly recommend Yagmur Ekici.

– Ms Louise Brookes, February 2015, Clinical Negligence case

Bindmans most capably represented my interests in the aftermath of a traumatic street accident. At every step of the way, the staff assisted this non-resident in navigating the requirements and hurdles of the British legal system, working with patience and persistence to achieve a favourable outcome. I knew I could trust them with their tasks so that I could focus on regaining strength and mobility. I would like most particularly to thank Yagmur Ekici for outstanding work on my behalf

– H.W. (New Jersey, USA), November 2014, Personal Injury case

Yagmur Ekici addressed my case in a highly efficient, professional and effective manner, summarising key legal points precisely and concisely at every stage. In addition, she demonstrated great empathy throughout. To conclude, her pragmatic advice led to my award of a fair and significant level of compensation without delay

– Andrea Bouras, Juky 2014, Personal Injury case

I was extremely satisfied with the service that was provided by Yagmur Ekici. I felt that I was kept up to date with the progress of my case and given every opportunity to comment on the case

– DL, May 2014, Clinical Negligence case

All through I was treated with the utmost kindness, patience and respect. I was nervous about embarking on such a process but my fears were allayed and the outcome was beyond my expectations. Phone calls and emails were answered without delay. My concerns were listened to and understood. All very professional

– May 2014, Personal Injury case

It was an outstanding and  excellent service, dealt with by professional and very articulate officers namely: Siobhan Kelly and Yagmur Ekici. They were compassionate and friendly throughout the period. They understood the course of action and followed it meticulously to the end

– April 2014, Clinical Negligence case 
Chambers and Partners 2024
  • Yagmur is recognised as ‘Up and Coming’ in Clinical Negligence: Mainly Claimant.
  • Clients say, “Yagmur is tireless about getting the best deal for her clients. She’s very good at negotiating good settlements and is quite brave. She’s a really good lawyer.”
Legal 500 2024
  • Yagmur is recognised as ‘ Next Generation Partner’ in Personal Injury (Claimant).
  • ‘Yagmur Ekici always demonstrated detailed and considered insights, and I felt very comfortable with her advice and expertise. She was also so supportive, compassionate and driven.’
  • Yamur is also recognised as ‘Next Generation Partner’ in Clinical Negligence: Claimant
  • ‘Yagmur Ekici is an absolute star, who mixes diligence, hard work and compassion.’
  • Yagmur is recognised as a ‘Next Generation Partner’ in Clinical Negligence: Claimant
  • “Yagmur Ekici is a real star. She’s conscientious and bright with a wonderful bedside manner. Every time I get a case from Bindmans, I hope that Yagmur will be one of the solicitors on the team”
  • “Jon Crocker and Yagmur Ekici have been extremely supportive to us, always explaining every process we have had to endure to final settlement. I highly recommend them both”
  • Yagmur is also recognised as a ‘Next Generation Partner’ in Personal Injury: Claimant
  • “Yagmur Ekici is a really excellent personal injury lawyer. She has terrific attention to detail and understanding of the law, combined with a really compassionate approach to her clients”
Professional memberships
  • Yagmur is a member of Future First and takes part in encouraging younger students from less advantaged backgrounds to have access to professions such as Law
More about Yagmur
  • While at university, Yagmur volunteered in secondary schools assisting children with disabilities and learning difficulties with reading and writing
  • Yagmur climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in September 2015 to raise money for the North West London branch of Headway, a charity helping those with acquired head injuries and also ran a half marathon in March 2019 to raise money for Headway
  • Yagmur volunteers at Brent Citizens Advice Bureau’s  Personal Injury clinic to provide free legal advice to people living in North West London
  • She is a black belt in Shotokan karate
  • Yagmur is fluent in Turkish and has a number of Turkish clients