Ania Bean Shortlisted for 2019 PIC Clinical Negligence Award
Irwin Mitchell’s Ania Bean, a specialist medical negligence associate solicitor in the London office, has been one of the 3 finalists shortlisted for the 2019 PIC (Partners in Costs) Clinical Negligence Rising Star Award, an award which is aimed at junior practitioners up to 5 years of post-qualification experience.
The winner will be announced at the Mid-Conference Dinner, at the Action Against Medical Accident's (AvMa) 31st Annual Clinical Negligence Conference, on Friday 28 June. To reach the shortlist, Ania had to demonstrate the impact she has made on her area of law, together with evidence of her achievements and any charitable work undertaken.
Ania specialises in representing individuals injured as a result of medical negligence. Her varied case load includes, amongst others, complex birth injury, meningitis and spinal injury cases. She has experience of all aspects of litigation, including trial. She places strong emphasis on rehabilitation, through which she feels that she is able to have a real impact within her area of law by improving the quality of her clients’ lives.
Ania holds Senior Litigator status with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is also an accredited clinical negligence specialist.
Her work is recognised externally by peers, Counsel, experts and clients. Clients comment on her “skill and humanity”, “professionalism, reliability and empathy” and “dedication to providing a first class service”. Experts praise her for her “unflustered approach”, “immense efficiency when under so many pressures” and “professionalism combined with the most engaging personality”. Counsel commend her “high degree of focus”, “ability to identify the most important points in a case”, “unrelenting attention to detail, diligence and hard work”.
As a member of the office charity committee, Ania regularly organises events raising money for the office’s Charities of the Year. In 2018, this included £39,090 being raised for Digswell Place Group Riding for Disabled (RDA) as part of the law firm’s Charity of the Year initiative. She is also actively involved in other internal groups, including a group promoting diversity within the firm and an office choir.
Expert OpinionI consider myself extremely privileged to genuinely love my job and it is fantastic to be recognised for the work I do externally. I am proud to have made the top ten shortlist in such a talented group of people, so to reach the final three is amazing.” Ania Bean - Senior Associate
Expert Opinion“Ania is a fantastic lawyer, who works on complex and high value cases. She secures brilliant results for our clients, always aiming to implement the very best rehabilitation, and has made a genuine difference to the quality of our clients’ lives. The fact that she has been nominated twice in two years is testament to her success and the high standard of her work. Glowing testimonials from numerous clients, plus her work on our Charity of the Year initiative are all impressive achievements and rightly identify Ania as one of the industry’s rising stars. Everyone at Irwin Mitchell wish her the very best of luck for the final.” Anita Jewitt - Partner