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I am a solicitor in the Medical Negligence and Child Abuse teams based in Birmingham.
I specialise in a range of medical law work including cases against hospitals, GPs and other health professionals. I also represent clients with cases involving negligent surgery and treatment, failures to diagnose serious medical conditions and fatalities.
In addition to medical negligence work, I also deal with child abuse cases. I represent individuals who have experienced sexual/physical abuse and neglect. I support these clients in bringing claims against local authorities, schools and other organisations.
I have worked at Irwin Mitchell since 2010 and previously worked in the International Personal Injury team dealing with both single and group claims against UK based tour operators, including the infamous Costa Concordia case.
I have a strong sense of justice and have always been keen to help the vulnerable or disadvantaged members of our society, and those who have been wronged. From an early age I wanted to pursue a career in law because I recognised that it would enable me to take positive action to help those who have suffered, whilst also providing a challenging and evolving profession which would constantly keep me engaged. A series of work experience roles confirmed my choice and Irwin Mitchell was the firm which seemed to match my own desire to help people, which is why I chose to work here.
The most rewarding aspect of my role is securing settlements for my clients which they can then use to better their lives. It is incredibly fulfilling to be a part of a process which helps to bring closure for clients who have often suffered from significant mental or physical abuse or neglect.
Working at Irwin Mitchell means that I have access to complex and varied cases as well as the opportunity to work alongside some of the most skilled litigators in their respective areas. The firm shares my commitment to help the more vulnerable in society, which makes it a great place to work.
I enjoy travelling and spending time with my family.
“The terrible ordeal that our client endured has affected him for his entire life and is reminiscent of so many recent cases, with many people only having the courage to come forward and speak out about what they have faced many years after it happened.
“While his abuser has been imprisoned, we are now working to compensate Mr Blanchard for the huge impact the abuse has had on him.
“Roy has shown courage and dignity in the face of everything that he has been through, both across his life and in recent years, and we are determined to help him get the justice he deserves.”
“This is a deeply disturbing case in which several young women have been left feeling violated and disgusted by the actions of a man who abused his position of trust as a teacher.
“While nothing can change the terrible ordeal they have been through, we hope that this settlement will go some way towards ensuring they can continue to access the counselling and other support they have needed since learning of Mr Singleton’s appalling actions.
“Our clients may not have been physically harmed, but that simply does not excuse the terrible nature of what they have had to come to terms with.”
“We’ve heard first-hand the ordeal that many survivors of abuse by Mr Marcussen have been through. Thankfully we are able to help them to receive the help and support they need to overcome the impact the trauma has had on their lives.
“What other survivors may not be aware of is that there are legal time limits in place which could prevent them from receiving the same help and support unless they begin their cases soon. That’s why we are holding a drop in clinic for people to come in and talk to us, or to call in and receive advice on whether or not they can bring a claim.”
“This ruling is a step forward for those who have suffered abuse through text messages and indecent images. In our case the indecent images were taken without the knowledge of those involved and once they were contacted by the police and informed of what had happened to them as teenagers they suffered psychological harm.
“The impact of the abuse has left those we act for feeling violated, disgusted and sickened by the actions of this man who they trusted as their school teacher.
“The main priority in these cases should always be the survivors of this abuse of trust and it is vital all those affected are provided with access to the help and support they may need to deal with the offences that have been committed against them, as many survivors suffer long-term psychological problems as a result of their experience.
“This ruling will hopefully enable those who experience non-physical types of abuse to access justice and ensure those responsible are held to account for their actions.”
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