Holly Cossutta



I have 12 years' experience of handling medical negligence work for clients. I undertake a wide range of cases including brain injury, spinal injury and delayed diagnosis of cancer.

I have represented several families in relation to the death of a loved one, including those involving the death of a baby. My particular interest lies in cases concerning birth injuries such as cerebral palsy and Erbs palsy.

Recent cases include:

  • The failure to diagnose a heart condition in a young man resulting in a heart attack and lack of oxygen to the brain causing a brain injury - £1.2m plus £125,000 annual payments
  • Alleged negligent spinal surgery in a woman with back pain resulting in paraplegia - £415,000 plus £64,000 annual payments
  • The alleged mismanagement of a little girl's birth following which she developed severe Erbs palsy in her arm - £450,000
  • The failure to carry out proper resuscitation following an adverse reaction resulting in prolonged coma and subsequent death - £50,000 was achieved for the family
  • Delay by a GP in referring a man with a cancerous lump to hospital resulting ultimately in amputation of his leg - £220,000

What Inspired You To Get Into Law?

I have always been a believer in access to justice for all and I was particularly motivated to specialise in clinical negligence by a strong desire to help people who have been injured through no fault of their own.

What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?

I feel lucky to have such a rewarding job. I enjoy being able to secure significant financial settlements for my clients which enable them to begin to rebuild their lives again.

What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?

In my specialist field as a clinical negligence solicitor, I'm proud to work at Irwin Mitchell because the firm's focus is on assisting clients with their rehabilitation after injury and providing a high standard of client care.

What Do You Do Away From The Office?

I am a keen cinema and theatre-goer. I enjoy running and in recent years I have ran the London Marathon twice and participated in many half marathons. I love travelling and my most notable trips include safari in South Africa, surfing in Costa Rica and trekking in Nepal.

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