Irwin Mitchell Welcomes Former Acquired Brain Injury Co-ordinator Into Brand New Role
National law firm Irwin Mitchell has demonstrated dedication to supporting clients and their families by announcing the appointment of a new Client Liaison Manager.
Carmel Gallagher recently joined the team, taking on a unique paediatric-focused role, which is the first of its kind within the company.
Having previously worked as an Acquired Brain Injury Co-ordinator for the Child Brain Injury Trust covering Yorkshire and Humberside, Carmel has more than 20 years of experience working with disabled children and their families. Her former positions involved working in a variety of educational, residential and hospital-based settings in both the UK and Australia.
Carmel joins Irwin Mitchell as the firm’s first dedicated paediatric Client Liaison Manager and will be based in the Leeds city region. While parts of the job might not be possible in the current climate, she will focus on supporting children and their families, working alongside the serious injury and medical negligence teams.
As she settles in to her new post, Carmel is preparing to host a special webinar on Wednesday, 22 April, entitled Family Sleep – The Impact Of Covid-19. She will discuss how the changes to lifestyles and routines during the pandemic are affecting sleeping patterns, and will offer practical advice on how to improve and manage difficulties with sleep.
Expert Opinion“We are delighted to welcome Carmel to our team and excited to see the levels of knowledge and experience she will bring to the brand new paediatric-focused role.
Here at Irwin Mitchell, we are committed to offering our clients the very best legal services, and Carmel will bring something new to our team of Client Liaison Managers as we continue to support families in the Leeds area.
Carmel will also be on hand to support our Business Development relationships and contacts through her existing networks, and is kicking off her career with us by working on our upcoming webinar where she will offer advice to people struggling with sleep during the coronavirus lockdown.” Carolyn Heaton - Partner
Carmel said: “I am really looking forward to being part of Irwin Mitchell and working with the teams to give our clients the support they and their families need during difficult times.
“I have spent many years dedicating my work to helping children, during my time with the Child Brain Injury Trust and also as a qualified teacher, and I can’t wait to share my expertise with my colleagues in what I hope will flourish into a long and successful career.”
Irwin Mitchell’s unique offering of Client Liaison Managers support clients throughout the litigation process particularly before liability can be established. They do this by offering practical support in relation to a number of issues including health, care, housing, education/employment and benefits.
During this unprecedented time, they have adapted their working approach in order to support clients and their families in self-isolation. The team has been responsible for helping individuals with benefit applications while working remotely, and ensuring clients have access to available services, food deliveries and alternative accommodation if necessary.
This week’s webinar will run during the regular Wednesday slot from 2pm to 3pm.