Rebecca Pearey



I am a solicitor in the Medical Negligence team in Leeds.

I have experience in running a broad range of clinical negligence claims and have overseen cases involving delays in diagnosis of cancer, cerebral palsy, birth injuries, amputations and surgical errors. 

I studied law at Newcastle University and completed the Legal Practice Course at BPP in Leeds. I then moved to London where I undertook my training contract and started working as a solicitor, specialising in clinical negligence law. I then moved back to Yorkshire and joined Irwin Mitchell in May 2015.

What Inspired You To Get Into Law?

A close family member had a brain injury following a bicycle accident and although fortunately he made a good recovery, I was inspired to help those who require assistance as a result of negligence.

What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?

When clients come to us, unfortunately they have often had a very difficult time. I enjoy getting answers for my clients about what went wrong and helping them to achieve compensation to improve their quality of life. 

What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?

Irwin Mitchell has a fantastic team of solicitors, who are not only specialists in the field of medical negligence but are genuinely passionate about what they do. 

What Do You Do Away From The Office?

I enjoy walking and cycling in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside, snowboarding, eating out and spending time with friends and family.

Read My Comments On The Latest News

  • 15/12/2015
    38-Year-Old Woman Died Following Complications After Surgery At Pinderfields Hospital

    “Tracy’s family have been left completely devastated by her sudden death and are still coming to terms with what has happened. “Her surgery should have been delayed as she was not stable enough to have an operation. The NHS Trust has admitted if the surgery had been delayed, she would have survived. “We hope that lessons can be learned by staff at the hospital to ensure critical mistakes like this when treating people with Crohn’s disease do not happen again to any other families. “The fair settlement will go towards ensuring that her family, especially her husband and her two children, have financial support and protection in the future.”

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  • 08/09/2015
    Devastated Wife Concerned About Care Her Husband Received At Barnsley Hospital

    “David’s family have been left absolutely heartbroken following his death. He was a very active man and his health suddenly declined in August 2010. “David went to his GP several times complaining of blood in his stools, weight loss and lethargy. When he was admitted to hospital he was severely dehydrated and should have had a thorough assessment by the doctors, taking into account his persistent abdominal symptoms. “Our expert medical evidence suggests that due to his declining condition, David should have been examined by a specialist gastroenterologist he should have been prescribed steroids and intravenous fluids which would have improved his condition and he would have survived. “We are pleased that we have been able to secure a settlement for David’s family, despite not receiving any admissions of liability from the Trust. We now hope that lessons can be learned from his tragic death.”

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