I'm 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've 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?
I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I also enjoy playing netball and hockey, and occasionally manage a trip to the gym.
"I dealt mainly with Alexandra Barrie, who helped me every step of the way through a negligence case on behalf of my son. Throughout the whole process I was kept informed and consulted, feeling an integral part of the system. Alexandra took her time to explain options clearly and managed to negotiate a favourable settlement, even being generous when it came to legal costs. Highly recommended!" Pascale Moore, 5* Trustpilot review
"Alexandra put me at ease when I was feeling at my most vulnerable so I was always secure in the knowledge that she had my best interests at heart." Lorraine McGrady, 5* Trustpilot review
"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, 5* Trustpilot review
"Alex Barrie showed genuine empathy for my situation and was always on hand if I needed any advice or something clarifying. Alex always kept in touch, keeping me up-to-date with absolutely everything. Nothing was too much trouble." – Jackie Heaton, 5* Trustpilot review
"Alexandra Barrie the solicitor who dealt with my case over the last four years has been excellent. She worked tirelessly to get the result we wanted. Can’t thank her and Irwin Mitchell enough. I would recommend anyone who has a medical negligence claim to use Irwin Mitchell, and especially Alexandra Barrie." – Paul Cragg, 5* Trustpilot review
"I can't praise Alex too highly. Alex led me through the process with sensitivity, and her attention to detail and effective communication always made me feel that she had my best interests at heart. She kept me up-to-date with progress in a timely and appropriate manner, in meetings, by email, telephone and letter. Alex always gave me sound advice and sought my instructions." – Lynn Bundu, 5* Trustpilot review