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I joined Irwin Mitchell in 2000 and became a Partner in the Serious Injury team in Birmingham in 2011. I specialise in high value personal injury claims, particularly those involving brain injury. I have a particular interest in the role of the clinical case manager within litigation and I design and deliver training to case managers across the country.
I am actively involved in fundraising for Headway West Midlands.
I am a senior litigator accredited member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).
Hilary is described by sources as “hard-working and committed to achieving the best results for her client." - Chambers & Partners 2016
"Very experienced" and "very skilled." - Chambers & Partners 2015
Sources note that "She'll stick her neck out for clients. She's well informed and her judgement is incredible - she's exceptional." - Chambers & Partners 2014
"Kind, considerate and very understanding" - Legal 500 2014
"Determined to get things right" - Legal 500 2013
In my spare time I enjoy reading and singing with the City of Birmingham Choir.
“Hilary Wetherell showed great spirit, awareness and understanding to assist with my problems, both medical and legal. Being the superb solicitor that she is, all questions asked were responded to satisfactorily, speedily and at best, reassuringly.” - Stuart, client.
“Charlie’s journey to recovery has been remarkable. He has demonstrated huge courage and determination and has been supported brilliantly by his family. At the beginning, his prognosis was very uncertain; it was not clear whether he would be able to walk or speak let alone get back to playing football.
“Charlie’s case settled in January earlier this year and was approved by the High Court. The settlement ensures that Charlie’s future needs are secure; the money will be invested and used to pay for ongoing rehabilitation, therapy and support that he needs.
“It has been brilliant to stay in touch with Charlie since then and to watch him gain in confidence and expand his horizons. He has travelled to Denmark to play in the Intercontinental CP Championships this year after being selected to play for the Northern Ireland CP team last year. He plays regularly for Solihull Moors FC Community team.
“Charlie came to our Irwin Mitchell Birmingham office to present to us during the Euro Championships in June and is now touring various football clubs of the country with his motivational presentation entitled #NeverGiveUp. Charlie is also regularly invited to speak to schools, colleges and charities.
“Charlie’s story is truly inspirational. He always wants to highlight the positives but is very aware that road safety, for all road users, is of paramount importance.
“Charlie and Irwin Mitchell LLP fully support Brake’s Road Safety Week and make the Brake pledge.”
“We have enjoyed great links with the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust and Disabilities Trust for many years. They provide an invaluable service to individuals who require specialist brain injury rehabilitation and many of our clients and families have benefitted from their input and expertise so we were delighted to answer the call when they asked for help with this work.
“As a firm we have always recognised the importance of getting involved in the local communities where we have offices and particularly providing support to important charities working in such areas.”
Steve's story is hugely inspiring and he is an incredible example of someone who has suffered a devastating injury but, through rehabilitation and support, has been able to go on to help others.
"We were more than happy to help with the production of the calendar and were delighted to see it become a great success, raising vital funds for a great cause in the process."
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