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Alison Eddy



I head the Medical Negligence team in London and also have expertise in neurotrauma. I specialise in claims for adults and children who have suffered brain or spinal injury, associated with permanent disability, caused as a result of clinical negligence or as a result of a road traffic collision.

Our aim is to obtain interim payments wherever possible, so that we can put rehabilitation, a care package and suitable accommodation in place before the claim is concluded. As a team, we are dedicated to improving the quality of life of our clients.

Our clinical negligence team has extensive experience in clinical negligence claims arising from obstetric, neonatal, anaesthetic, neurosurgical, cardiac and psychiatric care.


 A "wonderful lawyer,";"She's an incredibly committed and very hard-working, inspirational leader," remarks one source. "Brilliant"; "she runs a fantastic team" and provides a "superlative service to her clients." - Chambers & Partners 2017

Alison Eddy is hailed as a "first-rate” lawyer, and commended for her wealth of experience pertaining to brain and spinal injury claims. - Chambers & Partners 2015

"Remarkably full of energy", "clear, decisive and very effective," with a reputation as the "star leader" in her firm. - Chambers & Partners 2013

Alison Eddy is "as good as it gets", and is exceptionally well regarded by clients and peers alike - ​Legal 500 2016

"she is a leader in the field", and "inspirational", "extremely experienced", "savvy" and a "master tactician." - Legal 500 2013


  • Contributing author to A Medico-Legal Handbook for Doctors

What Inspired You To Get Into Law?

That I would be able to make a real difference to people's lives

What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?

I find it hugely rewarding that through compensation, we are able to improve the quality of lives of our clients by putting in place early rehabilitation, care and support wherever possible.

What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?

Working with talented and passionate lawyers, all working for a common goal to help repair lives that have often been devastated.

What Do You Do Away From The Office?

I enjoy walking, travel and relaxing with family and friends.

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  • 08/12/2016
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    “We’re very happy to be able to continue our support of such a fantastic and unique event. “Parallel London’s event last year welcomed a huge turnout, and it was great to see that so many people with disabilities of all forms were able to partake in this rewarding event. “This is exactly what our Don’t Quit, Do It campaign is about, and is a clear example of the role that sports and physical activity can have upon the lives of disabled people.”

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  • 22/11/2016
    Girl Left With Severe Brain Damage After NHS Blunders Awarded Multimillion Pound Settlement

    “Had Helen or Martha received the antibiotics, Martha would have been like any other healthy, happy baby and no doubt gone on to live a full independent life with a job, family – everything any other person would experience. "The settlement package will fund Martha’s ongoing care and therapy; along with any adaptations she may need to her home, for the rest of her life which will enable her to live more comfortably. "I hope that lessons are learnt from the terrible and life-changing errors made in this case in order to improve patient safety in the future and stop any other child suffering such a distressing and avoidable injury.”

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  • 15/11/2016
    Inclusive Sports Champions Irwin Mitchell Support Superhero Series

    “Whether it’s feeling part of a community, developing independence or feeling the exhilaration of crossing the finishing line, physical activity can play a key role in the rehabilitation and recovery of people who’ve suffered life-changing injuries. “The unique strength of the Superhero Series is that it will unite all disabilities and encourage participation with as much or as little support as needed, so we’re very proud to be an official partner and supporter.”

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