Ashley Cocker

Solicitor

Biography

I am a solicitor in the Medical Negligence Team in Birmingham.

I act for claimants in clinical negligence cases against NHS Trusts, private practitioners and general practitioners (GPs). I have a varied case load, which includes

  • orthopaedic treatment/surgery
  • delayed cancer diagnoses
  • brain/spinal injuries
  • fatalities
  • failures to diagnose serious conditions

What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?

It would be too difficult to say there was a single most rewarding aspect of my role.  I get great job satisfaction in finding answers for my clients and also in helping to make real improvements in their lives.

Often my clients explain to me that they feel as though they have been kept in the dark and that nobody has listened to them. I fully investigate the standard of care my clients receive in order to find answers for them.

It is also very rewarding to help clients rebuild their lives after they, or a loved one, has sustained life changing injuries. For example, I have worked with a client to establish a care and rehabilitation package for his wife, after she sustained life changing brain injuries. After assisting in securing a lump sum payment of nearly £10m, it was extremely rewarding to see the improvement this made to their lives.

What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?

I am very fortunate to work with a very talented, driven and committed team. The team at Irwin Mitchell understands the concerns that people face at each stage of a claim and are committed to achieving the best possible outcomes for our clients.

What Do You Do Away From The Office?

Fitness is my passion! I am a qualified gym instructor and I like to get to the gym as often as possible. I also enjoy spending time with family and friends and getting in the kitchen when I get the chance.

Client comments

Thank you for all of your help over the last few years and for your understanding when I've been emotional. I felt very safe and reassured in your company.”

“I must express my wholehearted thanks to you…in achieving such a satisfactory result…Yet again, many many thanks for all your efforts.”

“On behalf of the family, I’d like to thank you for your help and guidance in taking us through the claim process, and also your endless patience and understanding in your dealings with my mother, in setting her mind at rest regarding the many issues she raised. Thank you. ”



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