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I specialise in both international and domestic group illness claims, accidents abroad which involve foreign laws and jurisdictions, and incidents at sea and in air. I have successfully acted for thousands of people in this regard, and have a great passion for seeking justice which has been translated with many rewarding results.
I have secured damages for passengers aboard the ill fated Costa Concordia vessel, and for people affected by the fatal Grand Hotel Italy outbreak. My experience also extends to high profile domestic cases such as the tragic Stoke Legionnaires case, and the highly publicised salmonella outbreak at the Newcastle Spice Festival.
I take great pride in securing exceptional settlements for my clients in sometimes challenging circumstances, and great reward from helping them secure justice.
I was inspired to take up a career in law as I have a keen sense of justice and a background in social justice. My mother has been awarded an OBE for her work in this area, and whilst my familial leanings are more political, I seek to promote fairness and justice on behalf of those wronged in a legal sense, particularly consumers.
The most rewarding aspect of my role is securing justice in challenging evidential circumstances, and helping secure redress for these clients.
Irwin Mitchell is committed to providing exceptional support for our clients, whilst fighting on their behalf with great tenacity. Compassion and resilience are two of my own core characteristics which make the firm and I an ideal match!
I enjoy playing sports and reading, particularly historical pieces.
“It’s worrying to hear of reports of illness aboard the Rhapsody of the Seas ship. Gastric illness can not only be very unpleasant at the time for the sufferer, but it can also cause longer term problems.
“There are strict guidelines for cruise ships to follow to prevent the spread of illness and we have been instructed to investigate the conditions at the time that Rachael and her husband were suffering.
“We would like to speak to anyone else who suffered similar issues on-board the Rhapsody of the Seas as they may be able to help with our investigations.”
“E. Coli is a particularly serious illness that as well as causing uncomfortable symptoms, can cause vulnerable victims, such as children and older people, to develop further complications which blight them in the long term.
“We welcome the swift action taken by Food Standards Scotland and hope that a thorough investigation is carried out into how these products were produced, which could put the health and safety of consumers at risk.
“We have seen first-hand the consequences contaminated food products can have on those unfortunate enough to consume them. It is vital more is done to ensure every food product entering the market is suitable for consumption and the health of consumers is compromised.”
“We come across many cases where people have been left seriously ill with food poisoning as a result of eating food that has been prepared in poor conditions, not stored correctly, and not protected from cross-contamination.
“We support many of the Food Safety Agency’s campaigns to promote good hygiene and to raise awareness of what consumers should look out for when buying food, and what standards owners serving food should abide by.
“Good hygiene standards at food outlets should be the bare minimum to expect for any consumer wanting to purchase food. Public safety should be the main priority for anyone handling food so it is important that businesses make sure they are abiding by the right procedures before opening their doors to the general public.”
“The rise in the number of cases of people affected by gastric illness in the Riviera Maya region is very concerning. The region is very popular with British holidaymakers and in recent weeks we have been contacted by a significant number of those who have suffered illnesses after staying at resorts in the area.
“Clearly, this outbreak needs to be investigated quickly and carefully to determine a cause and it is also important that those who have suffered the horrendous symptoms are able to access the assistance that they may need. Those who are planning to travel to the region will also need reassurances that everything possible is being done to identify the source and to try and prevent the further spread of the illness.
“We have now launched our own investigation into the problems Michelle and her children suffered during what was supposed to be a luxury holiday at the Grand Sirensis Resort and Spa Riviera Maya resort. We are also assisting a number of other holidaymakers returning from this resort including those who suffered severe gastric symptoms after staying at the Sandos Caracol Eco Resort, which is also in the region, in June.”