I am a Solicitor in Irwin Mitchell’s Serious Injury Team in London. I have several years' experience in personal injury law having worked within the industry since 2008. I qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive in January 2015 and then cross-qualified as a Solicitor in 2018.
I specialise in complex and serious injury claims involving polytrauma, brain injury and spinal cord injury. These injuries are caused by accidents including road traffic collisions, accidents at work, and accidents in public places.
I also have experience in representing family members who have lost loved ones as the result of an accident.
I am passionate about building strong relationships with my clients. I understand the importance of early rehabilitation to achieve the best possible recovery as well as ensuring that appropriate funds are available for the long term future.
What inspired you to get into law?
Law has always been an interesting subject for me. However, towards the end of May 2006, I got a phone call which would decide my chosen specialism for me.
I remember the exact moment of that call and its aftermath as though it was yesterday. I remember the time, where I was, who I was with, and the gut-wrenching feeling that hit as I heard the words no one ever expects to hear.
My friends had been involved in a car accident.
There were six people in the vehicle when the driver lost control and hit a tree. Thankfully, most of them escaped with limited injuries. But one didn't.
That person was my best friend, Jamie. Jamie was 18 when he died and had a bright future ahead of him. He was a fantastic friend, son and brother and his death had an impact on all of our lives.
This is why I became a personal injury lawyer and it's still the driving force behind the work I do and people I help on a daily basis.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your role?
Clients often contact personal injury lawyers during a critical and distressing point in their lives.
My knowledge and experience lets me help clients use the legal process to aid and maximise their overall recovery. A successful claim can also provide for their long term needs such as care, accommodation, equipment and therapies.
Seeing these improvements in my clients' quality of life is by far the most rewarding aspect of my job.
What do you like about working at Irwin Mitchell?
As a firm, Irwin Mitchell are committed to supporting clients to access rehabilitation throughout their case. This means both improving their chance of recovery and securing compensation to help them in the future.
We're not just committed to delivering an expert and professional service. We also recognise that clients also need lawyers who are caring, willing to listen and keen to understand their needs.
These are value which align with my own personal values, making Irwin Mitchell a great place to work.
What do you do away from the office?
If I am not in the office you can generally find me:
- Spending quality time with family and friends
- Cooking up healthy and nutritious meals
- Exercising in the gym
- Walking a little French bulldog/pug cross called Enzo
- Blogging and reading personal development books.
I also write about personal injury law, professional development, and lifestyle issues on my blog, The Juggling Lawyer.
"When I first met Amey Welch, I could tell she was committed to getting the best outcome possible for me financially and the correct treatment... I'd like to say a big thank you to my solicitor Amey Welch for always being professional even when I won't the most easy person to do deal with and for helping me get through this horrible stage of my life." - Steven Baughan, client - read full 5* Trustpilot review
"I would like to thank all at Irwin Mitchell and in particular Amey Welch my solicitor... Amey has a lovely manner and answered all of my endless questions with the utmost patience. And secured me a very satisfactory result. Myself and my family cant thank Amey enough." Steven Binns, client - read full 5* Trustpilot review
"My Solicitor, Amey Welsh, was particularly helpful, responsive and at all times I felt she was 100% dedicated to my case.” - Mr W, client - 5* Trustpilot review