I am a Solicitor based in the Cambridge Office of Irwin Mitchell, specialising in medical negligence. I represent those who have suffered serious injury (both physical and psychological), or lost loved ones as a result of avoidable errors in their medical treatment.
I joined Irwin Mitchell as a Solicitor in January 2017. I have five years previous experience in Healthcare Regulation (working for the Nursing and Midwifery Council and General Dental Council) and have experience in defending medical negligence claims. My previous experience has given me a good insight into the standards required of medical professionals and a strategic approach to pursuing claims and challenging the counter-arguments advanced.
I deal with all aspects of medical negligence claims, including:
- Delayed diagnosis and prevention failures in relation to strokes
- Avoidable deaths including stillbirth and neonatal deaths
- Brain injuries including birth injuries
- Maternal injuries during childbirth
- Surgical errors
- Failure to treat infections
- Failure to provide adequate mental health treatment resulting in serious injury or fatalities
I run a broad range of cases as well as assisting senior solicitors within the team with their complex and high value cases.
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
With this type of work I am, inevitably, meeting people experiencing a very difficult period in their lives. My role allows me to assist my clients through this and take some of the burden from their shoulders. This in turn allows my clients to focus on rebuilding their lives and work towards a more positive future.
What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?
I am very proud to work for a firm that are leaders in the medical negligence field. Irwin Mitchell’s expertise in this area are second to none and they have a wealth of resource available, both internally and for clients. This allows us to provide a complete package of services to clients and to use our depth of knowledge to get the best results for clients.
There is also a very strong team ethic and supportive environment, which makes it a great place to work.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
I am new to Cambridge, having grown up in Norwich and spent the last 6 years living and working in London. So, at present, I can be found exploring Cambridge in my spare time.
"The case took five years, but from day one Amie Minns was professional, understanding, and supportive. I was still in treatment when we started, but Amie and the Irwin Mitchell team took the legal burden off my shoulders completely. She found world-leading medical, legal, and career consultants and arranged specialist appointments around my needs.
"Her attention to detail ensured we had the strongest possible case and that I could focus on what mattered: recovering and getting 'back to normal'. Amie's ability to anticipate my questions and manage expectations was especially helpful. She kept the case moving forward, even when lockdowns threw everything into disarray." - 5* Trustpilot review
Amie Minns is "A rising star" - Legal 500, 2021
"Since the very beginning Irwin Mitchell showed absolute professionalism at every level. They went above and beyond in all areas of my case. I can't fault them for a single thing. Their guidance and expertise from start to finish is second to none. I wanted to take a special moment to thank Amie Minns. Amie went far above her duties as a professional solicitor.
She understood the human aspect of these claims and was always there to re-assure and help me when needed. I knew with her by my side I'd get a satisfactory outcome, and I sure did. Thanks to Amie and the entire team at Irwin Mitchell. I couldn't have asked for a better firm to help and support me along the way. I got the outcome I wanted and more. Thank you" - 5* Trustpilot review
"My mum experienced a very poor level of care as an inpatient in an NHS hospital back in 2017. This resulted in her suffering with a hypoxic brain injury. I came across Irwin Mitchell online and made contact, I couldn't have been more happy with my choice. The team have been beyond helpful, professional and so kind all throughout. My mum's medical negligence case has not been straight forward at times, I cannot thank Amie and the team enough for their hard work in helping us win our case. I highly recommend Irwin Mitchell." - 5* Trustpilot review
"After my husband had a stroke and we started a Medical Negligence claim, Irwin Mitchell could not have been more helpful! Initially, it was upsetting recalling past events, but Guy Forster and his colleagues were very understanding, patient and supportive throughout the whole process. They kept us informed and explained the various stages, using the best medical experts to support his claim. Needless to say, they won my husband’s case, and we had a brilliant result. Many thanks to Guy’s team, in particular, Amie Minns and Sophie Bales for all their help" - 5* Trustpilot review
"Thank you to Amie Minns and all your team at Irwin Mitchell. From the start, you have been with me all the way, helping me through a very bad time, and been very kind and understanding, and helpful... I would say to others this firm is the right one to pick, they listen to what you say and give you the right advice when you need it so 10/10 for that" - 5* Trustpilot review
"I would like to thank... Amie Minns who is looking after myself with the legal side. She is so helpful and all ways keeps me informed whenever things come up. Having that sort of team behind you [makes you feel that] you can get on and let them take all that stress off you, knowing they have your back and the best support they can give you at this time. They are so friendly and make you really feel good, knowing you have them in your corner." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Amie took on the case and over the years has gone above and beyond for us as a family and the end result was we won the case. If it wasn't for Amie and her team this never would of been achievable, I cannot thank Irwin Mitchell enough. Not only are they highly professional but also incredibly compassionate, kind and helpful. I was my mums litigation friend and at times didn't always understand certain documents, Amie was always fantastic in explaining things over with me and getting back to me so quickly. I will forever be full of high praise for Irwin Mitchell and point anyone in their direction if needed." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Amie Minns from Irwin Mitchell was the main contact we dealt with from the very 1st day she visited my husband in the Care Home to hear our side of the story right through to the day the compensation money for the case was received. She was always contactable even throughout the worst of the covid crisis and reported progress of the case personally throughout. I was always impressed that with all the cases she was dealing with she could just pick up the threads of our case as if it was the only one she was working on. We always felt we were in safe hands with her and would always receive the best advice as to the best way to proceed. Would thoroughly recommend using Irwin Mitchell especially Amie." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Amie has provided fantastic support throughout. She really understands the support I need and is readily available to help me with questions or provide updates." - 5* Trustpilot review