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.