I am a solicitor within the Medical Negligence department in the Manchester office.
I graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2011 having completed a law degree. I then went on to complete my Legal Practice Course before joining the firm in 2012.
I run my own caseload, dealing with a variety of different claims, representing both patients and their families who have been subject to medical negligence.
What Inspired You To Get Into Law?
I have always enjoyed a challenge, and from a young age wanted to help other people who find themselves in situations beyond their control.
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
I have a keen interest not only in the legal side of my role, but also the medical aspect as it is always evolving.
Although I often meet clients in sad or distressing circumstances, I am driven by being able to help them through a very difficult time. Typically, this is by securing compensation for them - even though it doesn't change what they have been through, it can often help them move on with their lives. During the process, I can also help clients get answers to questions that have been left unanswered for a long time.
What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?
I really enjoy the friendly atmosphere amongst everyone working at Irwin Mitchell. It is great to work amongst like-minded individuals who all want the very best for their clients.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
Away from the office I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I also enjoy playing netball and hockey and occasionally manage a trip to the gym.
“Alexandra Barrie has been fantastic from start to finish and won my claim with a fantastic outcome. I will miss our chats, Alex has always been friendly whilst being professional, understanding and very thorough. Anyone out there wanting or needing to make a medical negligence claim Alexandra Barrie is the one." - Anthea Stuart
"I was spurred on and fully supported above and beyond by my solicitor Alexandra Barrie. I would highly recommend Alex to anyone who is uncertain about whether they have the confidence to pursue their claim as without her help I don't believe I would of seen things through." - Sarah Rouski, client
"Thank you very much for all your help, advice, understanding and patience…the fact that you give clients hope is what is important…I will finish with once more saying thousands of thank yous, keep up the good work and thank you for enabling me to get treatment."
"You have given my family peace of mind that they have explored every avenue - that is priceless given what they have been through so it is a job very well done and I can't thank you enough."
“I am so glad that Alex Barrie was put in charge of my medical negligence case. Alex has always shown honesty and respect. She has always listened to any concerns and always answered any questions that I had. Alex is very professional and has shown nothing but compassion. She has been a pleasure to deal with.”