I am an Associate Solicitor in the Medical Negligence team in our London office. I joined Irwin Mitchell in 2016 undertaking my training with the firm before qualifying into the medical negligence team in 2019.
I represent people who have been injured as a result of medical negligence by hospitals, healthcare providers or GPs. I have a particular specialism and interest in cases involving delayed diagnosis of cancer and neurological injuries, such as adult and child brain injuries and spinal injuries. However, I have a wide-ranging caseload involving fatal claims, orthopaedic injuries including amputations and cardiac claims.
I am committed to achieving the best results for my clients, by obtaining the most compensation that I can for them and helping them to access the support and rehabilitation that they need.
What Inspired You To Get Into Law?
I’ve always wanted a career that helps others. Being able to support and guide people at what is likely to be the most difficult time in theirs and their families lives is the main reason that I chose law and in particular medical negligence.
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
Most people come to us with questions about their care and it is extremely rewarding to be able to help them through the medical negligence process to getting the answers that they want. I then work alongside a compassionate and experienced team who work very hard to make sure that our clients not only have those answers but are also able to obtain the assistance that they need to move forwards with their lives.
What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?
Both Irwin Mitchell and all of my colleagues there are dedicated to ensuring that we provide the best service to every client. Being a multi-service firm, we are able to offer our client’s a wide range of support beyond just the expertise that they have come to us for initially.
As well as helping our client’s Irwin Mitchell is also dedicated to supporting charities across the country. Both in and out of work I am able to work closely with and support several charities that are there when our client’s need them most.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
I love to read and find that this is the best way to relax outside of work. I also love to explore and will travel with friends and family whenever I can.
"I chose Irwin Mitchell out of many firms and was pleased I did. My solicitor Alexandra Highfield was very professional, empathic and consistent. I am pleased with the outcome and would definitely recommend this company." - 5* Trustpilot review
"My solicitor was empathetic and always professional. She kept me up to date on what was happening and after 3 years I got a decent amount of compensation for my claim. I would highly recommend Irwin Mitchell for Clinical Negligence no win no fee claims. Thank you " - 5* Trustpilot review
"Having not been entirely satisfied with the firm I engaged for a previous medico-legal case, I decided to move to Irwin Mitchell (IM) and it proved to be a good decision.
Richard Kayser (and later Alexandra Highfield) at IM were instrumental in leading my complex and demanding medical negligence case from its inception through to completion…
" - 5* Trustpilot review
"On a personal note, I want to thank you for all your time and attention to this matter over the past 3 years. It really has been a pleasure working with you…" - Client
EM v Two GPs and Kingston Hospitals NHS Trust
Recovered a 6 figure settlement for a terminally ill client following her diagnosis of ovarian cancer as a result of an alleged failure to refer her for BRCA genetic testing.
TT v Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
Recovered a 6 figure settlement for a client who suffered a spinal injury as a result of a failure to identify the injury on scanning and discharged the client home with incorrect advice.
CWM v King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Assisted in recovering a lump sum of £5.2million plus yearly payments, for a cerebral palsy sufferer with severe developmental delay due to mismanagement of their mother’s labour.
RH v Barts Health NHS Trust
Assisted in achieving £4.8m for a client who suffered paralysis due to a failure to diagnose and treat a spinal tumour.