Cheryl Palmer-Hughes

Associate

Biography

I am a solicitor in Irwin Mitchell's International Personal Injury department. I act for clients who have been injured in incidents abroad – while on holiday, working abroad, travelling by coach, car or sea, or undergoing surgery abroad, for example. 

I deal with high value claims including brain and spinal injuries, multiple fractures, psychological trauma and fatal accidents and clinical negligence cases. 

I also specialise in claims arising as a result of clinical negligence during cosmetic surgery abroad.

Publications

Safety In Beauty White Party 2016 Review

What Inspired You To Get Into Law?

I became a personal injury lawyer because I wanted to help people who had been seriously injured to take action against their opponent. I chose to specialise in international litigation because it is a complex area of law, demanding specialist knowledge in order to assist clients.

What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?

The most rewarding aspect of my role is helping my clients access the rehabilitation and compensation they need to get their lives back on track. It is inspirational to witness clients overcoming such traumatic events and being able to move forward.

What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?

At Irwin Mitchell, I have fantastic support from lawyers who are truly experts in their field. We adopt a team approach to many of our cases so that we can draw on each individual's experience and, as a result, our clients have the best advice and service possible, as well as the knowledge that their claim is being dealt with by specialist lawyers.

What Do You Do Away From The Office?

I am fluent in French and enjoy visiting France and Spain. In my spare time, I enjoy going to the gym, going to the theatre and occasionally baking.



Read My Comments On The Latest News

  • 03/04/2017
    Skiing Enthusiast Left Paralysed After Meningitis Battle Set For ‘Trip Of A Lifetime’

    Despite the incredible difficulties that Jonathan has faced across the past ten years, he has shown a huge amount of courage time and time again to overcome a number of obstacles. His determination to once again get involved in skiing is truly inspirational and it reflects just how important being active and involved in sport can be to those with disabilities. We are absolutely delighted to lend our support and feel that he undoubtedly embodies the true spirit of our Don’t Quit Do It campaign. We truly wish him all of the best.

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  • 27/03/2017
    Specialist Travel Lawyers Moving To Irwin Mitchell's Manchester Office

    “It is a really exciting time to be part of Irwin Mitchell’s International Personal Injury team and this expansion is a big moment. “Personally, I am delighted to be heading back home to Manchester and getting closer to my colleagues up there, as well as continuing the team’s vital work to provide the very best legal support to our northern clients. I and rest of the team can’t wait to get started.”

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  • 01/08/2016
    Ski Instructor Left Unable To Work After Coach Crash in France Says He Can Now Move On After Six-Figure Settlement From Tour Operator

    “We are very pleased that Interski and Solus have finally accepted responsibility for Steve’s injuries and agreed the terms of a financial settlement, even though it is very disappointing that they have only done so after four years. "This delay meant that Steve, who had already waited for so long, had to endure further delay and months of uncertainty after Interski had already accepted responsibility for the injuries caused to our other clients. “Several of our clients have been left with serious and life-changing injuries as a result of the coach crash and, like Steve, have had to fight to be able to recover compensation." “Steve suffered multiple serious injuries which have dramatically changed his life. Steve has worked incredibly hard and has shown tremendous courage and determination in seeking to overcome his injuries. He has been an inspiration to many who know him. The resolution of Steve's claim should enable him to move forward positively with his life and give him the financial security he deserves. ”

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  • 25/04/2016
    ‘Irreversible Damage’ Caused To Woman Who Spent Life Savings On Dental Surgery Abroad

    “What happened to Mrs Stokes is truly awful. I have first-hand experience in dealing with complaints of negligent cosmetic and dentistry procedures abroad and the results can be particularly traumatic. “Although having surgery abroad can be a tempting cheaper alternative if a procedure is not on the NHS here, we must stress the importance and worth of your health. With treatment overseas, it is particularly important to seek early legal advice if things do go wrong, to ensure you can receive the specialist legal advice and compensation that is rightfully deserved. “To raise awareness of the implications of going abroad for surgery, we have put together a top 10 guide on what to consider before you have any cosmetic procedure abroad such as meeting with the practitioner beforehand, and making sure to ask what aftercare is involved. We hope that this simple guide will prevent such shocking cases such as Mrs Stokes’ in the future.”

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