Vanessa McKinlay - Trust Mediation

“She is responsivem good with clients, grasps the key issues and is good with details, wothout getting lost in it.”

“Her advocacy is impressive and her professionalism at joint settlement meetings has resulted in settlements being achieved in very difficult situations.”

Vanessa McKinlay

Vanessa is a Barrister of 20 years’ experience.  She is Head of the Clinical Negligence Practice Group at St. John’s Chambers in Bristol.  She qualified as a Mediator in 2018. 

Before being called to the Bar in 2000, I worked in the NHS as a Senior Physiotherapist.  I bring a sound medical knowledge to my clinical negligence practice.  I can get to the heart of the issues quickly, particularly in cases involving complex causation and quantum.  This allows me to help participants to find a realistic route to the satisfactory resolution of difficult and high value cases.