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I specialise in international illness claims, primarily against UK tour operators, and have successfully acted for thousands of individuals.
I have acted in cases where record awards of damages have been achieved for clients and I have dealt with illness outbreaks caused by such pathogens as salmonella, campylobacter, cryptosporidium, E. coli, Legionnaires' disease and norovirus outbreaks.
"She wins plaudits for her efficient and timely work style, as well as her well-developed case management skills." - Chambers & Partners 2013
I have always wanted to pursue a career in law. This developed through a desire to help people.
Securing the best outcome for my clients and helping them to get back on track.
Irwin Mitchell is a dynamic firm which works tirelessly to champion its clients' needs. I am extremely fortunate to work with a dedicated, specialist team of lawyers who work hard to achieve excellent outcomes for our clients.
Spending time with my family and teaching my little boy how not to play football. In my spare time I like to travel and enjoy baking.
“It is very welcome that work is continuing in order to determine how this case of Legionnaires’ emerged, and it is vital that answers are provided as soon as possible regarding the source and cause of these problems.
“Sadly, this case – like many we are involved in – highlights the devastating impact that an illness of this nature can have on those affected, which is why it is vital that every step is taken to determine how this happened."
It is extremely concerning to hear reports of the illness which has affected the pupils and teachers of this school during a trip to Belgium.
"We’ve seen from our experience how such issues can emerge, and it is very worrying to hear that as many as 50 people have been affected by this illness.
"While the cause of the illness is currently unclear, it is important this issue is treated very seriously, as victims of food poisoning and gastric illnesses can go on to develop long-term health problems as a result of such outbreaks and can see their lives significantly disrupted.
"It is vital that every possible step is taken to investigate the problems which have affected these schoolchildren and teachers to ascertain what caused them to fall ill.
“It has been hugely concerning to see the reports of the problems in New York, with them inevitably bringing to mind the devastating outbreaks in both Edinburgh and Stoke.
“There are strict controls in place which are designed to reduce the risk of Legionella contamination in public spaces.
“There will no doubt be a range of questions raised by the issues in New York and consideration given as to whether more could and should be done to prevent similar problems from emerging again in the future.
“In our experience, we have also seen how incredibly difficult it can be for both the families of victims and those who have died. With this in mind, we would urge authorities in New York to ensure that transparency is a priority and that regular updates continue to be provided on investigations.”
The reports of a suspected norovirus outbreak onboard the MS Ryndam are concerning.
“The virus can spread quickly in environments like cruise ships and we have seen from our work that norovirus can have a significant impact on the day-to-day lives of those affected and some people may go on to suffer long-term health complications.
“We welcome the decision to return early and arrange for a deep clean of the ship before any further voyages. However, those affected will undoubtedly want answers about the cause of the outbreak and how it spread to such a large number of passengers.
“Therefore, it is vital a thorough investigation is conducted to discover the cause of the virus.
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