Meet our team / Gill Peate

Gill Peate


Partner in the clinical negligence and personal injury team

My role

I am a partner in the litigation department, specialising in clinical negligence and serious personal injury.

I deal with a broad range of serious injury claims and have a particular interest in cases involving complex medical matters. My aim is to help clients fully understand the details of their claim by way of an approachable but professional relationship.

My experience

Prior to training as a solicitor, I was a qualified registered general nurse. I worked for over ten years in the NHS in a variety of hospital settings including general medical, orthopaedic and surgical wards. I specialised in nephrology and worked as a ward sister for five years on an acute renal medical ward. The experience gained during that time has helped immensely in my work as a clinical negligence solicitor, not only in relation to the technical areas of a claim but also in my relationships with clients. I find that clients are put at their ease once they know I was previously a nurse and can better understand the problems they have faced. I am also able to proficiently interpret medical records at an early point of a claim which can prevent surprises at a later stage.

I qualified as a solicitor in 2005 and have spent that time working in the area of personal injury and clinical negligence. In recent years I have settled several multi-million-pound claims. I will always strive for the best possible settlement whatever the value of the claim and ensure that my clients are provided with the rehabilitation they need.

I am accredited to The Law Society’s clinical negligence panel and to the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers. I am also a member of the association for victims of medical accidents.

I am a trustee on the board of the local Disability Information Bureau and in my spare time, I enjoy walking, sailing and cooking.


I am delighted by the responses of my clients following settlement of their claims – some of their testimonials are shown below:

‘Gill Peate is exceptional. Her ability to explain the legal processes to us, to manage multiple stakeholders and keep the momentum going despite the pandemic has been excellent.’ Legal 500, 2022

‘You filled me with confidence and assurance that I had come to the right place.  I was extremely nervous about visiting a law firm, but you put me at ease, taking time to explain everything in full,  without complication, and totally sympathising with my situation.’ Client feedback, 2020

‘Gill Peate was amazing with the right amount of empathy and understanding.  I had full confidence in her ability from the beginning.’ Client feedback, 2021

‘I would like to thank you most sincerely for all your hard work on my behalf.  You have guided me through the whole process, making what initially seemed a rather daunting challenge, to me at least, instead one that I could face knowing that I was in the best possible hands.’ Client feedback, 2021

My specialisms

  • Clinical negligence
  • Personal injury
  • Catastrophic injury