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I am an associate solicitor in the serious injury and child abuse team in Irwin Mitchell’s London office. I have a varied case load specialising in claims following accidents at work, road traffic accidents, public liability and child abuse.
I bring claims against employers following injuries at work due to negligence and breaches of statutory duty. I specialise in claims following falls from height, manual handing or injuries caused by defective work equipment. I mainly represent clients with serious orthopaedic injuries and amputations.
I also represent adult clients in claims against individual abusers and following abuse whilst at school, in children's homes and in the care of the local authority. I have experience in representing children in civil claims against local authorities where they were found to have been negligent after failing to remove children from their parent’s care after a catalogue of incidents of concern.
I am accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) as a senior litigator. I am a member of the Law Society’s Personal Injury Accreditation Scheme and a member of the Association of Child Abuse Lawyers (ACAL).
I went into the law to make a difference and support people and their families during what can be the most difficult time in their lives. I provide them with clear advice and support them through their rehabilitation.
The most rewarding aspect of my role is when I am able to help people improve their quality of life through the claim in addition to achieving significant settlements. Rehabilitation at the earliest opportunity is really important to me. Getting an injured person or a survivor of abuse access to treatment and support is extremely rewarding.
Working for a specialist firm allows me to achieve the best results for my client. We all share the ethos of “making a difference” and this is evident in all the work we do.
I spend the weekends with my young family usually enjoying good food and the great outdoors!
“The high-profile cases we have seen in the past few years, like Rotherham and Savile, have highlighted the issue of abuse like never before.
“Like those cases this one serves as an important reminder of how people in positions of trust and power can take advantage of innocent victims.
“Sadly, we deal with many cases where people have been abused resulting in the survivor suffering devastating and lifelong issues. It is vital steps are taken to ensure they obtain justice and get answers.
“It is unacceptable that these survivors of abuse are being denied the answers they so deserve.”
Barry is lucky to be alive because of the driver’s actions which highlight the devastating consequences speeding can have. Speeding to cut a journey time by a couple of minutes is not worth risking someone else’s life.
“The injuries Barry suffered will affect his life for a long time and he needs intensive rehabilitation to help combat them. He has been left devastated at being unable to return to the job and has struggled to come to terms with the fact that he will not be able to work in an active role again.
“We hope that the settlement will now help him to concentrate on rebuilding his life with help from continuing rehabilitation so that he can try and move on from his horrific ordeal.”
This is a tragic case – Daniel was desperate to get his life back on track and plan his future with Shari and Alfie, who he was desperate to provide for after being in hospital for much of the first few months of Alfie’s early life for ongoing treatment.
“He went through a very painful and difficult time and showed remarkable strength when faced with the life changing decision as to whether to have an amputation.
“However, sadly the pain caused by his injuries proved too much to bear and the only relief Daniel could find was from drugs he bought over the internet as he was allergic to opiates.
“Now Shari must bring up Alfie alone and has many questions about whether more could have been done to help Daniel. We will continue to support her as she looks to come to terms with what happened and hope that Air Digital Wireless will work with us as we seek to help the family gain some justice from this tragedy.
“Despite legislation to protect employees who have to work at heights during the course of their job, accidents are still regularly occurring resulting in often devastating consequences. Greater training and maintenance of equipment will help to combat this and we urge companies to learn lessons from what happened to Daniel to prevent similar incidents from happening again.”