About Manley Turnbull

Manley Turnbull was founded by Katy Manley. She trained in London and qualified as a solicitor in 1989 moving to the west country in 1991. She was made an equity partner in a leading Bristol practice in 1995 becoming Head of the Professional Negligence team. She remained with this firm until the launch of Manley Turnbull in 2006.

PNLAKaty is a founder member of the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association (‘PNLA’) launched in 2004. With the management team, Katy has been responsible for arranging seminars and events, lobbying Government and consultation with regulatory and other bodies. Through the PNLA seminars Katy has developed a very strong network of relationships with members of the Bar, experts and solicitors nationally with an identity of interest in this niche practice area.

Katy is one of the leading names for claimant professional negligence work and is known not only for her practice but also from publishing articles and lecturing on this subject.


  • Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers
  • Law Society


  • Editor of the Strategy & Tactics chapter of Professional Negligence and Liability - Simpson (Informa looseleaf)


Katy Manley, Professional Negligence Lawyer


Tel: 01451 851882