Sharon Williams



I am a solicitor based in the Manchester office and I assist Lindsay Wise, head of the Manchester Medical Negligence team as well as running my own varied clinical negligence case load.

I deal with a wide variety of different clinical negligence claims including neurological injuries, obstetric and gynaecological injuries, amputation, delays in the diagnosis of cancer and fatal claims. I also represent bereaved families at inquest.

I have a particular interest in representing clients who have suffered injury as a consequence of negligent cosmetic surgery. I regularly advise on issues such as substandard breast surgery, adverse outcomes following dermal fillers and other treatments routinely seen within this area.

What Inspired You To Get Into Law?

When I was young, I wanted to become a doctor, in particular I always believed that I would be a neurosurgeon.  Around the age of 15, I became squeamish and decided that I wouldn't be suited to medicine. I'd always had an interest in the law, and did some work experience in a high street personal injury firm. I quickly became involved in clinical negligence cases there, and I really enjoyed the work, so embarked upon a law degree with the aim of becoming a solicitor.

What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?

I like helping people and try to go the extra mile to get the best outcome for clients. I feel very rewarded when I look back at a case and see how a client's quality of life has improved as a consequence of my help. 

I also get great satisfaction from putting together all of the pieces of the case, like a puzzle, and working through it to get the answers that a client deserves. 

What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?

Irwin Mitchell is a very friendly firm.

What Do You Do Away From The Office?

Outside of the office, I enjoy cooking (although I am not necessarily very good at it) and DIY.

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