Jodi is a highly experienced dedicated clinical negligence solicitor with 20 years’ experience and is accredited by the Law Society for her expertise in clinical negligence.
She is a specialist in handling clinical negligence claim and has developed a specialism in birth negligence cases relating to life-changing injuries including clients with Cerebral Palsy and Erb’s palsy injuries.
Jodi is recognised by her peers as someone who is adept at handling complex and sensitive matter with empathy and confidence. She is committed to ensuring her clients receive the very best packages for life-long care and support.
During her career, Jodi has dealt with a broad variety of complex cases including misdiagnosis leading to amputations and DVT, cancer misdiagnosis, spinal injuries, nursing errors, gynaecological injuries, plastic surgery errors, and organ transplant surgery. She has wide experience of inquests.
She has been successful in securing significant levels of damages for her clients who have suffered serious negligence and is skilled at negotiating settlements and in navigating the court process.
Jodi is recognised by the Legal 500 Legal Directory and is an APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers) accredited Senior Litigator.
She is also a dedicated supporter of AvMA (Action against Medical Accidents). Her work with them has included volunteering on their helpline.
She has recently joined the Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Editorial Board of a leading legal online legal publisher.
Jodi has appeared on the BBC news discussing a successful inquest which led to changes in NHS Trust protocols relating to diagnosis of DVTs. She also appeared on the BBC and ITV news to contribute commentary on her case involving a client who had received an infected transplanted kidney. Those cases also appeared in the national press.
Jodi graduated with a law degree from the University of Manchester and began her career with Bolt Burden Kemp before moving to RIAA Barker Gillette where she spent 11 years and headed the firm’s medical negligence and personal injury department. Jodi previously worked at Hudgell Solicitors.
Recent significant cases
- Achieved £1.5 million for an elderly client who had suffered a significant frontal lobe brain injury.
- Securing an admission of liability on a cerebral palsy matter resulting in an initial interim payment of nearly £400,000. This case is anticipated to be valued in excess of £10 million.
- Successful settlement of a case involving a young man with an Erb’s Palsy injury and who received in excess of £500,000 for his pain and suffering, his past and future care and loss of earnings.
- Acted for a young client who received a contaminated kidney during organ transplant surgery. The client received over £200,000 for his pain and suffering, past and future care and loss of earnings.
“The stand-out solicitor is Jodi Newton, who has a huge track record of successful clinical negligence work. She is forensic in her attention to detail, but also sees the broad sweep of strategic considerations”. Legal 500 2019
In her spare time Jodi enjoys playing the piano, spending time with her family, and is an Arsenal supporter.