Laura Ralfe



I am an associate in the Medical Negligence team in Birmingham and I have worked at Irwin Mitchell since 2009.

All of the cases I handle consider the care and treatment that doctors and other medical practitioners have provided to their patients. I act exclusively for the patient, fully investigating the care they have received and providing answers to the questions they have on how their injury came about.

I run my own varied caseload which includes cases resulting in fatalities, delays in diagnosis of cancer, orthopaedic injuries and serious brain/spinal injury.

I have a particular interest in military cases, progressing claims for ex and serving military personnel who are concerned by the medical treatment they have received. I have personal knowledge of the military and use this to ensure I support my client not only through the legal case but also through the many changes and effects an injury can have. 

I have recovered significant sums for my clients including multi-million pound awards.

What Inspired You To Get Into Law?

I always knew I wanted to enter a profession that could make a difference to peoples' lives. At a young age, I was lucky enough to be offered work experience at a local solicitors firm. It struck me how effective a solicitor could be in resolving others' issues. From then on, it was the only career I ever wanted. 

What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role? 

My clients have all suffered life-changing injuries, often abruptly. I enjoy helping my clients understand their injury, being with them on their road to recovery and ultimately, securing funds to put them back in the position they would have been had they not been injured. This is often incredibly difficult but once achieved, it is very rewarding to see and have been a part of.  

What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?

Health problems can affect every person, from all walks of life. My role as a clinical negligence solicitor allows me to meet people from a whole variety of backgrounds which I find incredibly interesting. 

What Do You Do Away From The Office? 

I am a certified open water scuba diver, with qualifications in deep sea diving, navigation and night dives. I have dived all over the world including the Great Barrier Reef (Australia) and the Mamanuca Islands (Fiji). 
I am also an enthusiastic member of my local running club.

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