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New Leeds Partner For Irwin Mitchells Medical Negligence Team

Partner Returns ‘Home’ To Leeds Office


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Irwin Mitchell continues to expand its market-leading medical negligence team, as newly appointed Partner Rachel Roach returns to the Leeds office after originally completing her training at the firm.

Medical negligence solicitor Rachel Roach is returning to Irwin Mitchell as a Partner after a couple of years as a Senior Solicitor in the Healthcare Litigation team at Hempsons, Harrogate.

Rachel originally completed her training at Irwin Mitchell and worked for several years as a claimant solicitor before making the move into defendant medical negligence work at Hempsons, representing clients including local NHS Trusts.

Rachel has a particular expertise in complex birth and spinal injury claims.

Commenting on her appointment, Head of Irwin Mitchell’s Medical Negligence Team in Leeds, Rachelle Mahapatra said:

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“We’re delighted to welcome Rachel back to Irwin Mitchell’s medical negligence team in Leeds. Rachel’s expertise in representing clients on both the defendant and claimant side stands her in good stead to understand how to get the best results for her clients.”
Rachelle Mahapatra, Partner

Irwin Mitchell’s medical negligence team is ranked number one in the independent Legal 500 and Chambers 2016 UK guides to the best lawyers in the country.

Rachel added: “I’m delighted to be returning to Irwin Mitchell. The medical negligence team is the best in the country and with Irwin Mitchell’s resources behind me I look forward to once again, representing patients and working with them to resolve their problems.”

Rachel is the second new partner to join Irwin Mitchell’s Leeds office in 2016 following Teresa Davidson’s appointment to the Family Law team from Ward Hadaway.

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