I undertook my training contract in the London office of Irwin Mitchell and qualified into the Medical Negligence team. I represent those who have suffered serious injuries or lost a loved one as a result of medical negligence by GPs, hospitals or private doctors.
I manage my own caseload covering a wide range of issues including delay in diagnosis of cancer, negligent surgery, spinal injuries, orthopaedic injuries and birth injuries (to the mother and child). I have a particular interest in infectious diseases and amputation cases.
I also assist other members of the team in particularly complex cases often involving children who have sadly suffered injuries at birth such as cerebral palsy and hemiplegia.
I work hard to achieve the best results for my clients not only in terms of compensation but facilitating rehabilitation to improve the quality of life for them and their family.
What Inspired You To Get Into Law?
I developed a keen interest in law from a young age after undertaking work experience at a law firm as part of a ‘pathway to law’ programme. I went on to study Law at GCSE level, A-level and finally obtained a law degree at Manchester University.
I chose to specialise in clinical negligence because it is an area of law where I can make a real difference to people’s lives, providing an extremely rewarding career. The opportunity to work closely with clients and communicate with a wide range of people to help provide a solution that could have a dramatic impact on their life is particularly appealing to me.
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
The most rewarding aspect of my role is helping people who have suffered serious injuries to investigate what has happened to them and provide some answers to help them come to terms with their injuries or the death of a loved one. It is particularly rewarding when compensation is obtained for clients and rehabilitation can be implemented to try and restore their lives as much as possible.
What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?
I enjoy working within a team of like-minded people who are dedicated to achieving the best possible results for their clients and do not stray away from testing and developing the law when it is necessary to do so.
I also enjoy participating in the numerous committees and events that Irwin Mitchell has to offer. I am a member of the charity committee and regularly organise events throughout the year to raise money for our charity of the year. A particular highlight on the charity event calendar was the Wii Olympics which included rounds of horse racing and synchronised swimming!
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
I love the great outdoors and have a passion for travelling. Before joining Irwin Mitchell I travelled to numerous countries including Africa, Australia, New Zealand and South America. I also spent time volunteering in Uganda and at an animal sanctuary in Bolivia which is something that I would love to do again. When I’m not planning my next adventure I also enjoy reading, dancing and pilates.
"My solicitor Alexandra Winch worked tirelessly on my case for six years, always kept me informed of what was happening, and has been very thoughtful and kind showing the utmost compassion towards me and my family and managing to secure a substantial compensation amount, I would like to thank Alex from the bottom of my heart for all of her hard work throughout the past six years" - 5* Trustpilot review
"I would highly recommend Irwin Mitchell to anyone who requires representation for their medical negligence claim. From day one the firm has treated my case with energy and determination. A special thank you to Ms Alexandra Winch who represented me for her perseverance and professionalism throughout the whole journey" - 5* Trustpilot review
"Absolute fantastic, friendly, efficient service provided by Alexandra Winch and her team, so professional and caring, nothing was to much trouble and even all my silly questions were answered with compassion! The communication was 5 star from start to finish and was always explained well. Thank you again Alex" - 5* Trustpilot review
"I found Irwin Mitchell very professional in dealing with my claim for Medical Negligence, My Solicitor Alexandra Winch was extremely understanding and very professional in her dealing with this matter I found all staff that I dealt with from the company again very helpful and efficient. The "Human" touch over the period was very reassuring and made the process so much more easy to deal with. The outcome will enable us to deal with matters that need addressing around the house and make those changes that will make life easier." - 5* Trustpilot review
"I would have no hesitation in recommending Irwin Mitchell to anyone, in particular Alexandra Winch who has dealt with my case for almost five years. Due solely to her hard work and perseverance my case has now been settled and I am extremely grateful to her. Also the regular updates and constantly keeping in touch has been excellent." - 5* Trustpilot review