I am a Partner in the Medical Negligence team covering Birmingham, Staffordshire and the West Midlands. I've worked at Irwin Mitchell since 2001 and have over 20 years’ experience in medical negligence claims.
I have particular expertise in spinal injury cases. I have successfully concluded a number of spinal injury cases caused by negligent surgery and delay in diagnosis of cauda equina syndrome. I have recovered damages in excess of £10m for patients who have suffered an otherwise avoidable spinal injury, with annual payments for care for life.
I also specialises in birth injury and cerebral palsy claims, supporting families when a child is injured during delivery or due to negligent ante-natal care. I have acted for Claimants in over 40 such cases. I have recovered damages in excess of £20m for patients who have suffered an otherwise avoidable injury at birth, with annual payments for care for life.
I have experience in fatal claims and help families whose loved ones have tragically died as a result of negligent medical care. This is due to delay in diagnosis during surgery or shortly after giving birth. I have particular expertise in inquest representation. I understand the sensitivity of such claims and the importance of ensuring the families are properly represented with compassion and sensitivity at a difficult time in their lives.
I enjoy the challenge of dealing with the complexities of the law in order to get answers, and most importantly apologies, for families. I'm dedicated to fighting fearlessly for patients to get answers in the most difficult of circumstances. I also make sure they get the compensation they are entitled to in order to be able to continue with their lives. I've recovered total damages in excess of £200m for Claimants to date.
I'm also a Fellow of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL). A Fellow is described by APIL as: "[An] experienced practitioner who has a high level of technical expertise in personal injury law and who is recognised by his or her peers as being in a position of professional and intellectual leadership in the field of personal injury law."
- Successfully represented a Claimant in a landmark case where he was said to be out of time for bringing his case but the Court exercised its discretion to allow him to bring his case (Jonathon Khairule v North West Strategic HA  EWHC 1357)
- I have worked with a client to publish a book called “My Name is Josiah” which is aimed at helping children understand other children with disabilities and break down the barriers.
"Lindsay Tomlinson thinks outside the box. She is passionate, client-driven and works hard to get a great result for her clients." - Chambers & Partners, 2022 (Leading Individual - band 3)
"Lindsay Tomlinson is very experienced, very able, particularly good in sensitive cases and fatal claims. Dedicated to her clients and always achieves a good result." - Legal 500, 2022
Lindsay is "very well versed medically." – Chambers & Partners, 2021 (Up And Coming)
"She leaves no stone unturned and is very diligent". – Chambers & Partners, 2020
"I'd like to thank Lindsay Tomlinson, Sophie Smethurst, and my barrister Caroline. For the superb job they done. Thank you everyone for the amazing job you all did for me." - 5* Trustpilot review
"From start to finish the solicitor assigned to our case has been a pleasure to work with. She demonstrated from the beginning that she understood how the medical negligence incident my husband experienced had impacted on both our lives. She has been approachable, professional and compassionate." - 5* Trustpilot review
"All the “thank you’s” on the planet aren’t enough for Lindsay Tomlinson and Eleanor Giblin. They have been amazing through this whole ordeal. I would 100 percent recommend Irwin Mitchell and especially Lindsay and Eleanor. There hard work, dedication, kindness, empathy and patience has really been appreciated."- 5* Trustpilot review
"An extremely professional and empathetic approach at all times emanates from all representatives of IM. Thank you."- 5* Trustpilot review
"Lindsay was always very supportive and easy to communicate, informative and quick to respond. Lindsay always made us feel that our case was the most important in her busy schedule she made us feel that our life's and wellbeing are equally important to her. She is excellent solicitor we could not have gone throughout it without her support."- 5* Trustpilot review
"Lindsay had a great deal of knowledge of the specific area of my claim, ie. cervical cancer, and was the ideal person to advise and represent me. From Day 1, Lindsay was extremely approachable & professional. She welcomed my husband and I to their offices in Birmingham and instantly put us at ease with her warm, friendly manner... With Lindsay's help and enormous experience, the firm have obtained a very reasonable settlement on my behalf and I am very pleased with the outcome."- 5* Trustpilot review
“From my very first telephone conversation with you I remember feeling totally confident that I had found the right person to represent me.”
"I feel so lucky to have had such a skilled lawyer and also such a warm and genuinely caring person guiding me through this process".
"I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your support, guidance and understanding. You have been professional in handling ourselves and my claim. I would most certainly recommend you to anyone who finds themselves in this difficult situation".
"I really do not know how I would have got through this without you. You have gone above and beyond your duties and I am truly grateful for this. This has been a difficult era of my life but one you have eased".
"Thank you for all your help, guidance and support. I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. Thank you for changing my life for the better".
"We are both extremely grateful for everything you have done for us and could not have wished for better representation".