I trained and qualified at Fieldfisher, quickly rising to Partner. Alongside my law degree, I also have a Master's in biomedical sciences.
I work exclusively for claimants in high-value, catastrophic personal injury and fatal accident cases. I focus on fully understanding a person's injuries, the impact on their lives and their long-term prognosis to be able to quickly access funds to provide financial support and rehabilitation.
I carry a caseload of complex cases, including brain injury and serious orthopaedic injuries, including amputees. A keen competitive cyclist myself, I can offer advice and run cycling claims with passion and expertise. I regularly campaign to make London's roads safer and work with clients where appropriate to raise awareness in the press.
I recently achieved a multi-million pound settlement for a cyclist seriously injured following collision with an HGV, despite the insurers initially denying liability in full. I also recently settled a claim on behalf of the family of one of the victims of the devastating Croydon tram crash.
I am skilled at tackling CICA work and have recently and expeditiously obtained maximum award for a victim of an assault. I have several ongoing live claims with CICA and recently commented in an article in the Telegraph calling for an overhaul in practices and funding.
I attract work based on my reputation and have taken over several key cases from other Category 1 law firms, garnering huge trust and respect from my clients.
I also work with empathy and I'm not afraid to put up a fight when needed. I put all my skill and energy into ensuring my clients receive what they are due. I believe my tenacious attitude makes me stand out in my field.
I regularly organise successful conferences to inform practitioners and the public. In March 2016, my 'A Beautiful Mind' conference, focused on helping people to better understand psychological sequelae, treatment and legal implications. In 2018, I ran 'A Face in the Crowd' conference on maxillofacial trauma. Previous conferences have considered Pain and Osseointegration.
I am a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).
An 'Associate to Watch in Chambers & Partners, a client described me therein as: 'a lovely, kind and compassionate woman who immediately puts you at ease…She clearly is very good at her job and cares about her clients.'
A Legal 500 'Next Generation Lawyer', I am described here as 'meticulous', with 'a superb eye for detail' and as an 'aggressive and effective litigator'.
Watch amputee and former client Mukhtar's amazing achievements with the help of The London Prosthetic Centre
What others say…
Attention to detail is one of Jenny's strengths along with passion and a drive to secure the best results for her clients.
She really cares about clients and puts everything she has into them. She's very good.
She comes across as very professional and sensible.
Jennifer Buchanan is at the top of her game, both in terms of legal expertise but also compassion and commitment. She is the best lawyer I know and I know a lot!.
Jennifer Buchanan is utterly committed to her clients and to obtaining the very best settlement terms.
She brings a real personal touch to her clients.
Jennifer Buchanan is a star in the making – she’s highly intelligent, highly caring for clients, relentless in her pursuit of their interests, and so successful.
Thankyou so much for everything. It's no exaggeration to say that you have changed our life. We will never forget what you have done.
Jenny Buchanan is also exceptional ... Her personal approach to cases is truly infectious.
Jennifer Buchanan dedicates her personal injury practice to neurological and orthopaedic injuries. She has deep expertise in claims arising from serious cycling injuries. "Excellent. She is very compassionate, diligent and straightforward to work with." "Really thorough in all the work she does, absolutely excellent."