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.
In 2019, I won Champion of the Year at First 100 Years' Inspirational Women in Law Awards and Insurance Individual of the Year (London) at the Legal 500 UK Awards.
"Alison Eddy lives and breathes this area of the law and runs a great team." "She is definitively one of the nation’s pre-eminent clinical negligence lawyers." "I have always been struck by the client care given, as well as the expertise and efficiency of the professional work she delivers." - Chambers & Partners, 2022 (Star Individual & Eminent Practitioner)
"Alison Eddy creates opportunities for the next generation of CN lawyers and has a legacy in diversity and inclusion whilst servicing her clients’ complex needs in her exemplary fashion." - Legal 500, 2022 (Hall of Fame)
"Alison Eddy is a big name in clinical negligence and has been at the top of her game for decades." – Legal 500, 2021 (Hall of Fame)
"A long-established specialist in this field... She has unrivalled experience and her judgement is always spot-on." – Chambers & Partners, 2021 (Star Individual and Eminent Practitioner)
"Alison Eddy has great powers of analysis and sees straight to the heart of the matter. She is not afraid to challenge people to ensure her clients get the best possible service." - Legal 500, 2020
Alison Eddy "is extremely hard-working, approachable and is a determined advocate for her clients " - Chambers & Partners, 2020
"Leading light… She's very experienced, knowledgeable and very good at strategy," - Chambers & Partners, 2019
"She is one of the greatest claimant solicitors in the market – she really cares about her clients and supervises her team really well." Sources have a "huge amount of respect" for Alison Eddy, describing her as a "brilliant" and "impressive" lawyer. - Chambers & Partners 2018
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
"A leader in this field" - Legal 500, 2017
Alison Eddy is "as good as it gets", and is exceptionally well regarded by clients and peers alike - Legal 500 2016
- 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.