Former APIL President Joins Irwin Mitchell
Irwin Mitchell has further strengthened its highly respected personal injury service in London with the appointment of former APIL President Amanda Stevens to head up its team working with victims of serious brain and spinal injury.
Amanda, who was previously Head of Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence at Charles Russell and was described in a recent High Court judgement as being ‘particularly impressive and experienced’, will take up her role at Irwin Mitchell’s Holborn offices from July 5.
The high-profile appointment is the latest addition to the firm’s growing presence in the capital and takes the number of Partners in its Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence teams in London to 11, as well as more than 100 lawyers.
Amanda, who will be heading a team of lawyers working with victims of serious injury and clinical negligence, said she is delighted to be joining a firm with such a strong commitment to the rehabilitation of its clients, with Irwin Mitchell having won the acclaimed Claimant Solicitor of the Year award (Rehabilitation Awards) in both 2008 and 2009.
Andrew Tucker, Head of Personal Injury for Irwin Mitchell, said: “We’re delighted that someone of Amanda’s experience will be joining our Serious Injury team in London and it demonstrates the strength of Irwin Mitchell’s reputation with both our clients and the wider legal profession for client care and the quality of work we do.
“Amanda’s arrival will strengthen our position in the complex injury arena in London and the South East at a time when we are already seeing an increasing number of clients seeking our help and support at a difficult time in their lives.
“In her year as president of APIL, Amanda did much to ensure rehabilitation was on the radar of all Claimant Solicitors and she has an ongoing role as Rehabilitation Champion for APIL, having helped renegotiate the Rehabilitation Code of practice with Defendants.
“Irwin Mitchell regards early rehabilitation as an essential cornerstone of its work for clients to ensure they achieve the optimum level of independence and quality of life. We passionately believe that our clients deserve the best possible medical care, rehabilitation and specialised support to cope with the serious injury that they have suffered. Amanda's expertise in this area will further enhance our commitment to our seriously injured clients.”
Amanda, a former NHS manager who qualified as a solicitor in 1990 and was APIL president in 2008/9, added: “I’m delighted to be joining Irwin Mitchell and very much looking forward to working with clients in assisting them as they look to rebuild their lives.
“The importance of rehabilitation is something which I believe in very strongly and so I’m delighted to be joining a company which shares that ethos.
”I have worked alongside Irwin Mitchell partners for a number of years in campaigning for law reform to improve methods of redress for injured and bereaved people. I am thrilled that I will be able to build further on those initiatives with lawyers who have the same determination and vision to effect change.”