Jane Canning

Medical Negligence Litigation Executive


“The really complicated cases are  particularly challenging and can take you into really interesting areas. When these cases reach a settlement for a claimant, it is even more satisfying to know that you have played a part in that.”







1980 – BA (Hons) in languages – Wolverhampton University
1982 – Post graduate diploma in translation – University of Westminster
1991 – LLB (Hons) – University of Westminster


Professional memberships:

  • Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) – Senior Litigator



Jane Canning first developed an interest in the law when working at the RNIB as a Braille proofreader and editor. She began a law degree in the evenings before making a career change in 1989. After 6 years working in the personal injury and clinical negligence team at Hodge, Jones and Allen, she joined Gadsby Wicks in 1996 as a medical negligence specialist. Jane handles a wide range of claims and has a particular interest in adult mental health.

Jane is an avid reader and music lover and enjoys travel. She is particularly inspired by the beauty of Australia and New Zealand.


Career highlight:

Winning a claim against the odds due to its complexity.


See below for a selection of cases where Jane has helped patients and their families make a successful claim for compensation:

  • Delayed treatment of haemorrhage following a hysterectomy leading to death –  £170,000
  • Incorrect Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer – £38,000
  • Delayed diagnosis of subarachnoid haemorrhage – £3,486,000
  • Penetration of the brain by over tightening of halo brace pin – £50,000
  • Failure to diagnose infective endocarditis – £27,500
  • Death due to failure to diagnose Wegener’s Granulomatosis – £230,000