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I head the very successful Medical Negligence team in our Birmingham office. This is an area I have specialised exclusively in for the last 15 years. It is an area of law that is both challenging and rewarding and although it still has the capacity to make me very sad I can't imagine practising any other type of law.
Irwin Mitchell is a fantastic firm to work for, they are and always have been totally committed to this work and the resources we all have to call upon make the job a much easier one for lawyers and clients alike. As well as heading the team I now work just on cases for children with cerebral palsy and I'm sure there can't be a more inspiring group of clients to work with.
"There is nobody who exceeds her in experience and understanding of the issues." - Chambers & Partners 2017
She is "second to none." - Chambers & Partners 2015
"A leading figure in the field of clinical negligence", "She is technically high-calibre and as a people's person, she gets clients and staff on side. She motivates like you wouldn't believe." - Chambers & Partners 2014
"Recommended for her work in cerebral palsy claims." - Legal 500 2013
"Dynamic," "very easy to get on with, very easy to understand" and at the "top of the profession." - Chambers & Partners 2013
My father, I'm not even sure I can remember how or why since he isn't a lawyer and neither was anyone else in the family but I blame him.
Undoubtedly the clients I have had the privilege to work with over the years who remind me constantly what is important in life.
The excellent lawyers I work with who make me look good and the support services that surround me which make my job so much easier than it otherwise would and enable me to provide a comprehensive service for my clients.
In the occasional spare moments that my husband and three children haven't planned out for me I love to read, exercise, watch films, travel and drink good wine although probably not in that order.
“Through our work, we see just how devastating the effects of a stroke can be, especially if opportunities to identify or treat them have been missed. It is this experience which drives us to, not only raise awareness of the warning signs of the condition but also, ensure stroke survivors have access to the highest quality of care and support in their rehabilitation.
By sharing some of our experiences with the condition we hope to help families who may be struggling with some of the day-to-day challenges caused by stroke.”
“Through our work, we see just how devastating the effects of a stroke can be, especially if opportunities to identify or treat them have been missed. It is this experience which drives us to, not only raise awareness of the warning signs of the condition but also, ensure stroke survivors have access to the highest quality of care and support in their rehabilitation. By sharing some of our experiences with the condition this World Stroke Day, we hope to help families who may be struggling with some of the day-to-day challenges caused by stroke.”
“We’re so proud to be supporting Breast Cancer Care on our new Mythbusters quiz to show our support for such a brilliant cause.
“We understand the importance of a prompt diagnosis, so it’s crucial to know the facts about breast cancer and how to check your breasts for signs and symptoms.
“This October the quiz will help raise awareness about breast cancer facts in a fun and simple way.”
“The vast majority of NHS care, including surgery, goes ahead without any problems and lives are saved on a daily basis. However the number of incidents causing problems has risen and they can have a major impact on patients’ lives. In the worst case scenario mistakes during surgery can be fatal or cause serious long term injuries for those affected.
“More needs to be done to learn lessons from the mistakes made and so reduce the risks of more people being affected by similar incidents in future. Time and time again we see the same issues appearing up and down the country and it is important that information on incidents of medical negligence are shared throughout the NHS."
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