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One of the best solicitors I have ever worked with. Has extensive experience in medical negligence work, very thorough and detailed, and achieves excellent outcomes for the client. – Tony Sirimanna, Consultant Audiological Physician at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children
"She is completely committed to her clients and is highly experienced." – Chambers and partners 2019

Olive Lewin is an experienced healthcare lawyer who has specialised in the field for more than 25 years, having previously trained as a nurse.

Olive has significant and extensive experience of assisting those with  complex and high-value clinical negligence claims.

She has been ranked by the two leading legal directories as a recommended lawyer in the area of clinical negligence for many years as she is a specialist known for her work on complex injury claims. These have included (but are not limited to) claims involving cauda equina; spinal cord injury; cerebral palsy; brain damage; cardiac surgery; undiagnosed TB meningitis; septicaemia;  cerebral palsy;   undiagnosed endocarditis; drug toxicity;  anaesthetic negligence; 3rd and 4th degree perineal tears; thrombosis and pulmonary embolism;  amputation.   

Recent key cases include:

  • Hassell v Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, where Olive was the solicitor instructed on behalf of the claimant. This was a significant claim on the issue of consent in a spinal cord injury claim. The claimant recovered in excess of £4.4 million. 
  • A settlement for £1 million where a young mother died as a result of missed sepsis within 24 hours of delivering her baby. 
  • A settlement for £16 million for a client who suffered spinal cord injury (tetraplegia) following undiagnosed TB meningitis
  • A settlement for in excess of £11,000,000 for a client who suffered brain damage following an anaesthetic error. 
  • A claim for £750,000 on behalf of a client who was left with neurological problems following Lithium Toxicity

Olive is a member of the Spinal Injuries Association, AvMA and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.

Key cases


  • AvMA
  • Chambers and partners guide to the legal profession
  • Legal 500 Recommended Lawyer

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