Vanessa Mckinley

Year of Call: 2000

Inn: Middle Temple

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She is extremely knowledgeable and has an excellent grasp of the medical issues in clinical negligence claims. She is also an excellent strategist. ‘Excellent both in court and on paper.’ “

Chambers UK,  2021
Clinical Negligence

Vanessa has recently been appointed as a Mediator with Trust Mediation. Vanessa will be carrying out personal injury and clinical negligence mediations in due course. She will specialise in clinical negligence mediations.

Trust Mediation has been appointed by NHS Resolution to provide specialist independent mediation to resolve personal injury and clinical negligence claims. For more information about Trust Mediation, please visit this page.

Vanessa is a specialist in the field of personal injury and clinical negligence dispute resolution, with experience gained from many years as a barrister with her successful and extensive clinical negligence practice. She also worked as a Senior Physiotherapist in the NHS before studying law and being called to the Bar in 2000, and with this she brings strong medical knowledge.

Peers praise her for her pragmatic approach, and for being able to filter out the wheat from the chaff and boil it down so she can give practical advice in understandable terms. Clients have said that her medical background is really helpful in cases with technical medical issues.


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