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Rising Star Honour for Irwin Mitchell Solicitor

Ania Bean Scoops 2019 PIC Clinical Negligence Award


Dave Grimshaw, Press Officer | 0114 274 4397

Reading resident Ania Bean, a specialist medical negligence associate solicitor in the London office of Irwin Mitchell has won the prestigious 2019 PIC Magazine (Partners in Costs) Clinical Negligence Rising Star Award, in association with the Action Against Medical Accidents (AvMA).


The trophy, together with the prize of a trip for two to Paris, was presented to Ania at the AvMA Annual Clinical Negligence Conference. Ania faced stiff competition from several shortlisted for the honour, which recognises the impact the winner has had on their area of law, while acknowledging their charitable work.


Ania represents those injured as a result of medical negligence or their families in a wide variety of matters, including complex and high value liability and quantum cases. She trained with the firm and qualified into the London medical negligence team in 2014.


With experience of all aspects of litigation, including trial, Ania holds Senior Litigator status with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is an accredited clinical negligence specialist. She supervises other team members and places great emphasis on achieving the best results for her clients. She receives high praise from her clients, experts and Counsel she works with. A fluent Polish speaker, she also assists clients and colleagues bridge the language barrier.


Ania is a member of the London office charity committee which raised £39,090 for Digswell Place Group Riding for Disabled in 2018, and a number of other internal groups.


Expert Opinion
“I’m over the moon to have won this award, particularly in light of all the other amazing nominees and their great achievements. It is fantastic to have my hard work and determination recognised not only within the firm but also externally by an eminent judging panel. My clients are always my priority and I hope this award proves my commitment to them. I am determined to continue working tirelessly for my clients and having an impact on, and within my area of law, as I progress in my career.”
Ania Bean, Associate Solicitor


The judges included Lisa O’Dwyer, Medico-Legal Services Director at AvMA, who said in her interview for the PIC Magazine: “The continued commitment and enthusiasm for this very specialised area of work, especially from more junior solicitors is reassuring. It is particularly heartening to see solicitors going that extra mile to care for their clients not only by providing the best representation possible but by championing patient safety where they can. Each applicant we considered is a winner, which only made our job harder!”


Expert Opinion
“Many congratulations to Ania on what is an outstanding achievement. She is a fantastic lawyer, who achieves brilliant results for clients. Our clients’ lives have been improved as a consequence of her hard work and skilled approach to litigation, but also her approach to rehabilitation. We are all very proud that she has won this prestigious award.”
Anita Jewitt, Partner