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Jo is a Partner in the Child Brain Injury team acting exclusively for children who have suffered serious brain injuries as a result of negligence, including clinical negligence.

Jo’s specialist expertise in child brain injuries has developed over the last 20 years. She is highly experienced in dealing with severe and complex claims involving birth related brain injuries, cerebral palsy and stroke, including children who are in a minimally conscious state or whose level of cognition is uncertain.

Jo is an IPSEA-qualified special educational needs advisor having completed training with Independent Parental Special Educational Needs Advice (IPSEA).

She has been described as “an outstanding and tenacious personal injury and clinical negligence practitioner” and is recommended by the Legal 500. The latest edition of the Legal 500 notes that Jo “has an excellent understanding of relevant issues”.  She has an acute eye for detail, tactical nous and manages to be both professionally reassuring and sympathetic towards clients. She advocates a client-centred, team-based approach to managing the claim.

Reported cases

Soliman -v- Islington Borough Council

Professional memberships

  • Law Society Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Panels Accredited
  • Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)
  • Royal Society of Medicine (Associate)
  • Headway
  • Spinal Injuries Association
  • Child Brain Injury Trust
  • UK Acquired Brain Injury Forum

Jo's Recent Posts

Brain Injury
ASICS London 10k run for CBIT

On Sunday 21st July 2019, Melanie Whittaker and I ran the ASICS London 10k in order to fundraise for a charity that we support closely…

By Jo Chapman
Brain Injury
“It’s what you can do that counts” - BBK are proud to support Penniwells Riding…

Bolt Burdon Kemp are the proud sponsors of Coco, a pony at Penniwells Riding school in Elstree.  Coco is no ordinary pony and Penniwells is…

By Jo Chapman
Brain Injury
NHS complaints can speed up your compensation claim

Parents need answers when things go wrong In my practice in the Child Brain Injury team at Bolt Burdon Kemp, I receive many enquiries from…

By Jo Chapman
  • Dear Jo Before I met you I was taking care of M under very difficult conditions because my house was not suitable for M.  And all I ever wanted was my son to be sleeping on a comfortable bed.  I couldn’t write or speak English and I’ve always thought how…
  • I am writing this letter to express my deepest thanks and gratitude to your team. I would like to thank the whole legal and medical teams for all they have done and achieved for my wife. When my wife was dreadfully affected by the negligence of the hospital a friend…
  • The first time we met you Jo (Chapman), both Brian and I came away from that meeting confident and happy that you were the right person to represent Danny (in fact I can recall saying Boy, I'm glad she's on our side!). Our judgement was not misplaced. You've been absolutely…
  • Thank you for your help and support over the last 3 years. Karen and Jo and Eve all worked hard to achieve a final settlement. I really appreciate all the hard work to finally get there. Thanks once again to all at Bolt Burdon Kemp.

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