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.
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"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.
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"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