Jobling Gowler strengthens award-winning Litigation Team with the addition of Jody Cross
We are delighted to announce that Jody Cross has joined our award-winning litigation team.
Jody brings extensive experience in both Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury Claims, including those related to road traffic accidents, orthopaedics, urology, neurology, oncology, obstetrics, and gynaecology.
This experience further enhances the existing expertise that Jobling Gowler are so proud of.
As a new member of the team, we wanted to give you the opportunity to get to know her a little better:
1. What is your new role here at Jobling Gowler? Do you specialise in any particular areas?
I have recently joined the Litigation Team at Jobling Gowler as a Serious Injury and Clinical Negligence Solicitor. In my more recent years of practice I have been specialising in Clinical Negligence but I have practiced in all areas of Personal Injury since I left University in 1999.
2. What do you love about your chosen career?
I take great satisfaction from helping people generally and building relationships. For some clients, the events surrounding the litigation, can be the worst time of their lives. I like to be a support for them through it and in doing so helping understand the process and how we will achieve their objectives through the litigation. I really enjoy the challenges of proving a case, building the evidence and seeing a case through from beginning to end. No case is ever the same and so I am learning constantly. I have always had a huge interest in medicine and personal injury ties my two passions together perfectly.
3. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A famous actress or a model like Cindy Crawford ☺.
4. What was your first ever job?
When I was 17, I worked most of my weekend at a small supermarket in the village where I grew up. We had to remember the prices of the groceries as EPOS did not exist back then. It was lots of fun as my colleagues were lovely people and that is where I met my husband!
5. What got you interested in becoming a solicitor?
From a young age I have been interested in legal and crime dramas and literature, both factual and fictional. I grew up watching L.A. Law, Cagney and Lacey and Ally McBeal so the law, fortunately not the wrong side, has always appealed to me. Initially I wanted to be a Barrister, so I arranged a number of mini-pupillages with Manchester Chambers and that was when I decided I wanted to be more involved from the client’s perspective and see a case through from start to finish.
6. What motivates you?
The passions I have referred to in my response to question 2 motivate me greatly in my work. I want to achieve those objectives and be extremely good at it.
7. Who do you admire the most?
My Dad, for being so caring, loving, generous, extremely hard working, teaching me my work ethic and some of the harder lessons in life.
8. Have you always lived in Cheshire? What do you like about living here?
No, I lived in Sydney, Australia for 4 years from 2012. We lived on the Northern Beaches in a suburb next to Manly. I loved the lifestyle, but we moved back so our children could grow up close to their wider family. I miss the friends we made there, the sun, sea and the coffee! However, where I live now has the beauty of the countryside, the views at the top of the hills, easy travel to the city, and – top of the list – our family on our doorstep!
9. Do you have a pet?
I have two young boys, does that count? Joking aside, they have a bunny each, one pure white and one grey, both have such loving temperaments and like a good cuddle. We’d all love to get a family dog especially the boys and both my husband and I grew up with dogs so maybe one day…
10. Beach or Mountains?
Tricky one but I’d go for beach every time however I do love to ski and snowboard, and I’d like to visit an alpine resort in the summer one day.
11. City or Countryside?
A bit of both – I like living in the country but love a good night out for dinner and dancing.
12. What do you enjoy doing outside work (with and without Covid restrictions??)
When restrictions allow it, I enjoy a ‘catch up’ with my friends with wine or a coffee. I love getting out for a run in the morning and walking in the countryside with my little ones.
13. If you could go anywhere in the world tomorrow, where would you go?
I have travelled quite a lot but right now anywhere with sunshine would be wonderful!
14. What have you learnt during Lockdown?
I have learnt that the best things in life are the simple ones and not to take anything for granted, especially the presence of your loved ones.
Thank you for your time, Jody!
If you think you may have a claim due to Clinical Negligence or a Personal Injury, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us to discuss your matter further.
Call us on 01625 614250 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We offer a 30 minute, free, no-obligation consultation with an expert solicitor.