Vanessa Mckinley

Year of Call: 2000

Inn: Middle Temple

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Her medical background allows her to really drill down into the issues of a case, particularly in relation to causation disputes.”

Legal 500,  2021

Vanessa worked as a Senior Physiotherapist in the NHS before studying law and being called to the Bar in 2000.  She leads a successful and expanding Clinical Negligence team. She regularly provides representation at inquests, including Article 2 and jury inquests.  She is experienced in cases involving deaths in hospital (including psychiatric units) and deaths in which questions arise regarding GP and ambulance service care.  Vanessa regularly undertakes inquests on a conditional fee basis.

She brings a strong medical knowledge to her extensive clinical negligence practice and to personal injury cases in which complex medical issues arise and is a trained mediator.


Professional memberships:

  • Personal Injury Bar Association
  • AvMA
  • Bristol Medico-Legal Society
  • Association of Personal Injury Lawyers

Qualifications & awards:

  • LLB and Bar Vocational Course at the University of the West of England. Harmsworth Scholar Middle Temple. LL.M Medical Law, Cardiff University