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Irwin Mitchell makes key appointment in Sheffield

Leading clinical negligence lawyers


Sheffield-based national law firm Irwin Mitchell has strengthened its personal injury team with the appointment of one of the north's leading clinical negligence lawyers.

Clinical negligence lawyer

New associate solicitor and clinical negligence lawyer Stephanie Forman joins the team from Manchester-based Donns Solicitors, where she was head of the clinical negligence department for seven years and worked on a number of high profile cases across the country, including claims against the Ministry of Defence and organ group litigation.

Based at Irwin Mitchell's new Riverside offices, Ms Forman will specialise in inquests, claims arising from neonatal death, still birth, and injuries sustained during birth, as well as cancer-related cases.

She said: "I'm looking forward to new challenges and working with Irwin Mitchell's highly specialised and professional team.

"The firm's nationwide network of medical law and patient's rights practitioners has a well deserved reputation for producing high quality work and I'm pleased to have the opportunity to become part of it."

An Essex University government and sociology graduate, Liverpool-born Ms Forman qualified as a solicitor in 1988 after completing the common professional examination and Law Society finals at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Ms Forman's extensive legal experience also includes time spent at three other Manchester firms, including five years as a partner at Alexander Harris, three as a senior solicitor at Pannone & Partners, and two with Brian Thompson & Partners as an assistant solicitor.

She is a member of the Law Society Clinical Negligence and Action v Medical Accidents panels. In addition, she is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and Manchester Law Society.

David Body, medical negligence partner at Irwin Mitchell, said: "We're delighted to have such an experienced and well respected practitioner join our growing team.

"Stephanie's expertise representing clients, handling inquests and managing group actions will enhance our scope for undertaking work in the Yorkshire area and extend our service to clients in the north-west."

Ms Forman lives in Wilmslow, Cheshire, and in her spare time enjoys travelling, yoga, walking, theatre, opera, ballet and reading. In September, she climbed Sydney Harbour Bridge, despite suffering from vertigo.