Sarah Wealleans



I am a Solicitor based in our Cambridge office. I qualified in 2010 and joined Irwin Mitchell in 2015.

I specialise in obtaining justice for the victims of medical negligence and deal with all types cases in this area from delays in diagnosis to fatalities involving human rights issues. I also provide representation at Inquests.

I have a particular interest in claims involving injuries to both women and children caused during childbirth and because of mismanagement of IVF treatment. Since qualifying I have also developed niche specialisms in the areas of transgender treatment and the fast developing area of bariatric (weight loss) treatment.

I run my own caseload of complex cases with a medium to high value as well as assisting Guy Forster, Partner and Head of the Medical Negligence team in Cambridge with his most complex and high value cases.

In addition, I also deal with medical negligence within the military. These cases include additional intricacies that need to be dealt with and identified from the outset, making it important that claims are dealt with by specialist lawyers.

What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?

I am driven by a genuine interest in the work I do and enjoy working with my clients to achieve the outcome they are looking for at what is often an extremely difficult time of their lives, whether that be compensation, answers or a simple apology.

What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?

It's great to work for a client-focused firm that genuinely cares about going the extra mile to maximise outcomes for people and families who have suffered as a result of medical negligence. Irwin Mitchell can offer a complete package in helping achieve the best outcome possible.

Read My Comments On The Latest News

  • 19/10/2016
    Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust Put Under Special Measures By CQC

    “Unfortunately it seems the issues at the source of the decision by the CQC are not only capacity issues but also problems with management. “The result of these problems is an environment which is not conducive to satisfactory standards of care or safe conditions for patients. Patient safety should be paramount and hopefully the special measures will bring about the necessary changes.”

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  • 30/06/2016
    Parents Back SANDS Awareness Month After Coroner Critical Of Care Provided To Their Son

    “Sadly, we see through our work that stillbirths and neonatal deaths are still a significant issue in the UK but it is an issue which many do not like to talk about. The work the SANDS charity does to support those affected by these terrible instances is invaluable and we hope the current awareness month will ensure these issues remain at the front of peoples’ minds. “There are significant concerns over the treatment Joanna was provided by the Whittington Hospital during the delivery of Vasilis and the Coroner at the recent inquest into his death found a number of errors in care. It’s important that lessons are learned from this incident. “Victor and Joanna want to speak out about what they’ve been through to ensure stillbirths and neonatal deaths are addressed across the nation, not just at the Whittington Hospital. They want to do everything they can to make sure what they went through doesn’t happen to other parents and hope that by speaking out they will help others.”

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  • 12/06/2016
    Cervical Screening Awareness Week

    “Unfortunately we see many cases where women have had their lives devastated because of unnecessary delays in diagnosing or inadequate treatment for cervical cancer. “Through our work with these women, or in some cases the families they leave behind, we see the heartache caused by cervical cancer, which is why we are backing Jo’s Trusts’ campaign to raise awareness about the importance of screening. “The amount of women who are not attending smear tests when invited is surprising when you consider that early detection saves lives. “Cervical cancer is a treatable disease with a good long term prognosis when it’s caught early, but delays can have terrible consequences. It is vital that women attend routine screening tests. “Charities like Jo’s Trust provide a crucial service in preventing cervical cancer deaths and providing advice and support for those it affects.”

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  • 16/03/2016
    Crisis Talks For Country's 30 Worst Performing Accident And Emergency Units

    “Every patient and their family should expect to receive the best possible care when they are in hospital. “Although A&E departments have a very tricky task in managing their current resources to best effect, the CQC findings are concerning from a patient safety perspective and we hope that issues highlighted will lead to improvements in care. “The vast majority of hospital staff do an outstanding job in very trying circumstances and under constant threat of reductions in budget and services, but sadly there are occasions when patients suffer harm which, with the appropriate care, could have been entirely avoided.”

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