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I joined Irwin Mitchell as a trainee solicitor in 1997 and qualified in 1999. I spent nine years developing my expertise in the field of personal injury litigation at the firm's Leeds office, and was appointed Associate in 2004.
In 2008 I moved to Manchester to help develop our new office there, and this is where I remain, practising exclusively in the field of Claimant catastrophic injury litigation (typically claims involving head and spinal injury, complex orthopaedic injuries & amputation).
Formerly Secretary of the Wakefield branch of Headway, I now sit on the Management committee of Headway Salford and I am a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel. I am an APIL accredited Senior Litigator.
I was made a Partner in the practice in May 2010.
“Rehabilitation is vital if clients are to have a hope of getting their lives back on track after suffering serious injuries.
“We have a strong track record in delivering early access to the best rehabilitation and other specialist support and therapies so that our clients have the best possible chance at improving their quality of life.
“We are immensely proud that our work in helping victims of serious injuries has been recognised once again in the Rehabilitation First Awards.”
This latest campaign launched by Greater Manchester Police is undoubtedly spreading a very important message as the festive period approaches. It is vital drivers remain sensible and responsible in the run up to Christmas when it comes to getting behind the wheel.
“It almost goes without saying, but driving after consuming alcohol does more than put the driver in harm’s way. It also affects passengers and other road users such as pedestrians or cyclists who are in a vulnerable position.
"Having seen all too often the devastating impact drink-driving can have on so many lives, we can only encourage road users to think carefully about their actions and to do their absolute utmost to keep themselves and others safe from harm."
Will now needs expert rehabilitation treatment to help overcome his brain injuries and to get his life back on track. We are working with the family to help them as we look to secure the necessary funds so that he can get the support and assistance he needs.
“This incident highlights the importance of drivers taking more care on the roads, particularly in areas where there are likely to be more pedestrians around. The Driver was well aware that there were other people around and ought to have realised that other party-goers would have been in the road. This accident could easily have been avoided, but instead Will is having to deal with the consequences of suffering a serious injury.”
This was a horrific accident that could have been avoided had the defendant driver thought about the possible consequences of her actions. Drink driving is extremely dangerous and this case highlights the impact it has on the innocent victims that are left seriously injured.
“Also in this case the defendant failed to take responsibility for her actions and cruelly pleaded not guilty for a long period of time before changing her plea very late in the day. This dragged the criminal proceedings out far longer than necessary having a further impact on David and his family as they were unable to fully concentrate on his recovery.
“We are now working with the driver’s insurers to secure the necessary funds to help David with his rehabilitation so that he can begin to get his life back on track."