Manchester Serious Injury Lawyer Wins Prestigious Award

Deidre Healy Recognised By UK Acquired Brain Injury Forum


A specialist serious injury lawyer at Irwin Mitchell is celebrating after being named the joint winner of the UK Acquired Brain Injury Forum’s (UKABIF) Lawyer of the Year prize. 

Deirdre Healy, a specialist serious injury lawyer based at the national law firm’s Manchester office, was awarded the prize due to her work with brain injured clients to ensure their rehabilitation needs are met with immediate effect. 

UKABIF, an organisation which aims to promote better understanding of acquired brain injury, presented the award at their Annual Conference 2015 on 11 November. 

Professor Mike Barnes, UKABIF Chair, said: "UKABIF are delighted to give this award to Deirdre, she is a very experienced lawyer in the field of brain injury and this recognition is well-deserved." 

Jonathan Betts, Head of Personal Injury in Manchester at Irwin Mitchell, said:

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“This is a fantastic achievement and we are incredibly proud of Deirdre. The award is hugely deserved and I’m very pleased she has been recognised for her outstanding work with clients suffering with brain injuries.

“Through the important work Deirdre and our personal injury team undertakes, we see the huge consequences that brain injuries have on sufferers and how those affected need specialist support to get the best from life.

“I’d also like to congratulate everyone else who was recognised at the event. It was a fantastic day and I look forward to next year’s event!”
Jonathan Betts, Partner