I'm an Associate Solicitor based in the medical negligence team in London, specialising in negligence claims on behalf of patients and their families. I deal with a wide range of claims including for:
- Adults who have sustained a brain injury - with particular expertise in stroke cases
- Children who have suffered injuries at birth - with particular expertise in cerebral palsy caused by HIE and hyperbilirubinemia (kernicterus)
- Fatal cases - with particular expertise in maternal or paternal death cases
- Bladder and bowel injury cases - with particular expertise in urinary or bowel dysfunction caused by surgical negligence or spinal conditions such as cauda equina or cancer.
I qualified as a solicitor in 2014, having joined Irwin Mitchell in 2012 as a trainee. I manage my own varied caseload including surgical, orthopaedic, obstetric, neonatal and neurological injuries cases as well as claims where a death has occurred as a result of negligence. I have experience with representing families at inquests, including Article 2 inquests before a jury.
My particular area of interest and expertise is helping clients who've had bladder or bowel injuries. I understand how challenging living with a stoma or suffering from urgency and incontinence can be, and I’m experienced in supporting clients to manage this type of injury. I also have experience in representing and supporting people reliant on parenteral feeding (intravenous artificial nutrition). I am legal adviser to the Bladder & Bowel Community patient support organisation.
I have received a variety of press coverage, including an appearance on the BBC show Inside Out.
I am an APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers) accredited Senior Litigator and Clinical Negligence Specialist.
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
People come to us because they suspect that something has gone wrong with their own or a family member’s medical treatment. I find it rewarding to support and guide them through the medical negligence process to find the answers and explanations they have been looking for.
What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?
I enjoy working with a compassionate team of people whose expertise is second to none. As well as achieving fantastic results, there is a clear commitment to ensuring people have access to the resources and rehabilitation that they need to move on with their lives.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
I am passionate about disability inclusion and sit on the Law Society’s Lawyers with Disabilities Division Committee which represents and advocates for the thousands of disabled legal professionals in England and Wales.
I’m a keen supporter of my local rugby team and can often be found cheering them on at stadiums across the country. I also enjoy Pilates, cooking and open-water swimming.
“Anna has been quite active in our case. Anna has been immensely helpful from the very first instance contact with the case. She genuinely cared about the issue and listened to anything we had to say. She went above and beyond to ensure that we understood each and every detail. As a family, we are really appreciative to her. At every level of the case, they kept us informed and updated on their progress.” – Mr M, Client (5* Trustpilot review)