I am a solicitor in the Medical Negligence team in Sheffield. I qualified in September 2014, having previously spent 16 months in the team as a trainee solicitor.
I handle my own caseload which encompasses a wide variety of medical negligence claims involving delays in diagnosis of cancer, errors made during surgery, injuries caused during childbirth and cases of stillbirth. I also deal with cases where a patient has sadly died as a result of negligent treatment by their GP or at hospital.
In addition to this, I assist senior members of the team with complex and high value cases, often where the negligence has resulted in the need for an amputation or a significant brain injury.
What Inspired You To Get Into Law?
I initially became interested in a legal career following the death of my stepfather due to mesothelioma. Seeing how his compensation award made a difference to my family, made me want to pursue a career where I could help those who have been injured as a result of negligence.
I specialised in medical negligence because I like the challenge of looking into complex medical issues and working out how the legal tests apply in each case.
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
I enjoy helping clients through what is often a very difficult period in their lives. Being able to provide clients with some financial security and being able to answer their questions about what happened drives me to do the best for my clients. Knowing that I have achieved a successful outcome for my client is immensely rewarding.
What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?
At Irwin Mitchell, I am surrounded by a large team of talented and experienced medical negligence lawyers. Everyone I work with really cares about their clients and strives to achieve the best possible outcome in every case.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
In my spare time I enjoy travelling to new places, reading and countryside walks. I lived in France for a year while I was at university, so I have a nostalgic love for all things French, including wine, cheese and French cinema!
“Throughout the process Anne was just brilliant; always very attentive and professional, guiding us through each stage with care and compassion. She and her experts fought really hard, collecting evidence and building the strongest possible case… I have no hesitation in recommending their services to anyone.” - Sandra Harris, client (read full 5* review)