I am a Partner (and Team Leader) in the Serious Injury Team based in our London office.
I joined Irwin Mitchell as a newly qualified Solicitor in 2009. Since that time, I have worked with clients who've suffered catastrophic and life-changing injuries. I specialise in cases involving traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, serious orthopaedic injuries, and amputation.
I also regularly represent families and dependants of individuals who have been tragically killed as the result of an accident.
I act for both children and adults who have suffered injuries in wide a range of accidents, including road traffic accidents and accidents at work, as well as occupiers liability and public liability claims.
In every case, my primary focus is to secure early funding for my clients so that they can access the treatment and support they need to maximise their recovery and independence.
What inspired you to get into law?
From the age of 5, I always said that I wanted to be a “lawyer” – although I had no idea what that actually meant at the time. My studies were always focussed towards a career in law. I spent a number of years working in criminal law after university where I realised that what I really wanted to do, was to help people during the times when they needed it the most.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your role?
There are many parts of my role that I find rewarding, but the two stand out points for me are:
- The positive impact that a proper rehabilitation and support programme can make to my clients’ lives
- The successful conclusion of a case - when my client can really draw a line under what has happened to them and look ahead to the future.
What do you like about working at Irwin Mitchell?
The work we do is complex and demanding, but always focused on our clients needs.
I love working closely with a team of dedicated and passionate individuals who have a wealth of knowledge and experience, and who're dedicated to achieving the best possible results for our clients.
The consequences of an accident are often far reaching and as a full service firm, we can provide expert advice and support to our clients on any legal issues that may arise, including Court of Protection, public law, family law and employment law.
What do you do away from the office?
Away from work, I am a mum of two young children. I try to keep myself fit and enjoy reading, watching films (and a good box set binge) and spending precious time with family and friends.
"Angela Batchelor and her team of Lizzee and Huseyin have been supportive every step of the way, sympathetic and kind, always happy to help in any way and caring and compassionate. They have helped me to secure the future for my daughter and I have been so grateful for them I don't even want to say good bye. I can't recommend them highly enough, a really outstanding experience." - 5* Trustpilot review
"The representatives, Angela Batchelor and Huseyin Kahyalar were sensitive and courteous throughout the process. The firmness in dealing with the defendants demands was outstanding. More importantly, the swiftness in handling and concluding the protracted claim, in just over a year is remarkable. I thank Angela and Huseyin for their time and attention." - 5* Trustpilot review
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