Alison Eddy



I head the Medical Negligence team in London and also have expertise in neurotrauma. I specialise in claims for adults and children who have suffered brain or spinal injury, associated with permanent disability, caused as a result of clinical negligence or as a result of a road traffic collision.

Our aim is to obtain interim payments wherever possible, so that we can put rehabilitation, a care package and suitable accommodation in place before the claim is concluded. As a team, we are dedicated to improving the quality of life of our clients.

Our clinical negligence team has extensive experience in clinical negligence claims arising from obstetric, neonatal, anaesthetic, neurosurgical, cardiac and psychiatric care.  

Alison Eddy is hailed as a "first-rate” lawyer, and commended for her wealth of experience pertaining to brain and spinal injury claims. - Chambers & Partners 2015

Sources appreciate her talent for "looking at the bigger picture" and she is described as "an excellent lawyer." - Chambers & Partners 2014

"Remarkably full of energy", "clear, decisive and very effective," with a reputation as the "star leader" in her firm. - Chambers & Partners 2013

"she is a leader in the field", and "inspirational", "extremely experienced", "savvy" and a "master tactician." - Legal 500 2013

Alison Eddy is "as good as it gets", and exceptionally well regarded by clients and peers alike - Legal 500 2012


  • Contributing author to A Medico-Legal Handbook for Doctors

What Inspired You To Get Into Law?

That I would be able to make a real difference to people's lives

What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?

I find it hugely rewarding that through compensation, we are able to improve the quality of lives of our clients by putting in place early rehabilitation, care and support wherever possible.

What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?

Working with talented and passionate lawyers, all working for a common goal to help repair lives that have often been devastated.

What Do You Do Away From The Office?

I enjoy walking, travel and relaxing with family and friends.

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  • 08/09/2016
    Man Whose Skull Was Shattered By Hit-And-Run Driver Shows Remarkable Recovery In New Irwin Mitchell TV Ad

    “We are thrilled to have Jack feature in our new advert as he really is an astonishing success story and an inspiration to others facing similar struggles following serious injury. “Like so many of the cases we are involved in, Jack’s story demonstrates the terrible consequences that car crashes can have, often turning the lives of victims completely upside down. However, what this also shows is that – with the right support in place – those left with serious injuries can take positive steps towards turning their lives back around. “Through our work to secure interim payments for Jack, he was able to access the rehabilitation and care he needed to set him on the path to recovery. “We are thrilled with his remarkable progress and are proud to have him feature in our latest advert.”

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  • 01/07/2016
    Group B Strep Awareness Month

    We work closely with many families who have experienced the devastating impact undiagnosed GBS can have on babies which can include severe brain damaged or in some tragic cases, be fatal. It’s shocking that despite a simple swab test, which detects if an expectant mother is a carrier, is available but not routinely offered on the NHS. Knowing if an expectant mother is a carrier means an appropriate care plan is put in place to provide intravenous antibiotics throughout labour to prevent the infection being transmitted to the newborn. It’s time to stop the unnecessary suffering and deaths of so many newborn babies each year, by making it standard across the UK for all expectant mothers to be offered a test to see if they are carrying the GBS bacterium.

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  • 10/12/2015
    Southern Health NHS Trust 'Failed' To Investigate Over 1000 Deaths

    “This report is simply shocking and highlights an alarming lack of investigation into unexpected deaths across the very wide regional footprint that Southern Health NHS Trust operates in. “It seems to suggest that patients with learning difficulties and older patients with mental health issues were somehow less worthy of an investigation which is totally unacceptable as these patients are often extremely vulnerable. “It is important that the Trust responds to this report as soon as possible to reassure the families of those affected in relation to the treatment that their loved ones received. “The process of investigating unexpected deaths, as well as that of inquests and litigation in medical negligence cases, is crucial to learning lessons and improving care for future patients. By not investigating this amount of unexpected deaths the Trust could be missing vital information which would enable its medical staff to treat their vulnerable patients better.”

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  • 16/11/2015
    Specialist Lawyers Call For Motorists To Be Educated On The Risks Of Distractions Behind The Wheel

    “Mary suffered devastating injuries because the lorry driver did not have his full attention on the road and her family understandably find that very hard to come to terms with. “We have repeatedly called for better education among all road users on how to share the road safely and Mary’s case is a devastating example of the consequences of drivers becoming distracted. “She was wearing a helmet, clearly visible, remained within a designated cycle path and then moved into the cyclist stopping box, but it was sadly not enough to save her from suffering horrific injuries. “Mary was a bright and intelligent girl with her career at a leading newspaper ahead of her. No compensation can ever replace that but the money will give her some independence and privacy as we managed to get her moved to her own bungalow in the grounds of the nursing home and also live long care and therapy. “What is clear from this case is that drivers may not be aware of the numerous hazards and risks when driving through London, one of the busiest cities in the world. “We continue to be contacted by cyclists or their heartbroken families who have been injured, through no fault of their own. It is positive people are encouraged to cycle to keep fit and reduce pollution, but for everyone to share the road safely, more needs to be done to educate all roads users on the potential dangers of becoming distracted or driving carelessly to prevent further unnecessary tragedies.”

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