Julie Lewis

Partner

Biography

I act in a wide variety claims for people bringing claims against hospitals, GPs and other health professionals. I have developed a specialism in claims for children and mothers injured at birth. I have also dealt with claims involving delay in diagnosing meningitis, delay in diagnosis of cancer and claims relating to inadequate surgery. I have dealt with numerous fatal cases and provided inquest representation. I have recently settled claims valued at £9.3m, £7.1m and £2m.

A "real leader in the field." - Chambers & Partners 2016

"Extremely good with clients, especially with bad news, as she is very sympathetic," "really caring and very professional. Nothing is too much trouble and things get done swiftly." - Chambers & Partners 2013

Julie Lewis is "knowledgeable" and "sensitive" - Legal 500 2014

"Highly experienced and well informed in the specialist area of birth injury claims" - Legal 500 2013

Publications

I have spoken at various conferences including recently a conference organised by the Birth Trauma Association conference regarding the subject of stillbirth.

What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?

The clients that I act for have usually had an incredibly stressful experience and feel let down by the medical profession. I found it extremely rewarding to help those people find the answers that they have been looking for and to help get the money that many of them so badly need to help rebuild their lives.

What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?

Working at Irwin Mitchell means that I am able to offer a really comprehensive service to my clients. With the assistance of my colleagues in other teams I am able for example to offer help with education issues, help with statutory services funding and court of protection issues. We all work as one big team.


Read My Comments On The Latest News

  • 08/11/2016
    Gloucestershire Powerchair Footballer Hopes To Play On International Stage With New Specialist Wheelchair

    “We’re absolutely thrilled to be able to help Harry afford his new chair and follow his dreams. He is hardworking, dedicated and pushes his abilities to the limit despite his cerebral palsy. “His attitude of aiming high and overcoming the hurdles that face him, make him a living embodiment of our Don’t Quit, Do It campaign which encourages disabled people to get involved with sport and raises awareness of the impact that disability and inclusive sports can have.”

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  • 20/07/2016
    NHS Investigation Failed To Find Cause Over Boy's Sepsis Death

    “Sepsis is a devastating condition but there are very obvious red flag signs which were missed in this case. Errors are unacceptable when it comes to matters over life and death. “We work closely with UK Sepsis Trust to raise awareness of the condition and only last week it was announced that the health secretary is implementing a Public Health campaign for sepsis, which is promising. “More must be done to educate our doctors so that the condition is recognised earlier when the chances of survival are significantly greater. Lessons must be learned from the tragic death of Sam so that no other family has to go through what they have.”

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  • 19/01/2016
    'Action Vital' To Improve Great Western Hospital's A&E

    “All patients deserve the best care and treatment possible, regardless of when they are admitted to hospital. Sadly however, we do see many cases where opportunities to provide the best service to patients hasn’t happened - often resulting in devastating consequences. “These findings show how important it is that every effort is made to improve Great Western Hospital’s A&E service. Safety must always be the priority.”

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  • 07/09/2015
    'Action Vital' To Improve NHS Weekend Service Following Damning Report

    “All patients deserve the best care and treatment possible, regardless of when they are admitted to hospital. Sadly however, we do see many cases where opportunities to provide the best service to patients hasn’t happened - often resulting in devastating consequences. “These new statistics show how important it is that every effort is made to improve the NHS weekend service. “We would urge both the Government and the NHS to continue their efforts to do all they can to investigate how steps can be taken to ensure all patients get the highest possible standard of support. Safety must always be the priority.”

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