I specialise in cases involving injuries of the utmost severity, arising as a result of clinical negligence by doctors, nurses and other health professionals.
Sometimes when people come to me, they are not really sure themselves what has happened to them or their family member - they just know that something has gone wrong and their lives have been changed irrevocably as a result.
No one can turn back the clock but provided we can prove that treatment was negligent, we can at least aim to provide some financial security for the future and if possible in the process of the investigation, provide some answers about what went wrong.
What Inspired You To Get Into Law?
I practised as a fully Registered General Nurse (RGN) for 10 years prior to qualification as a Solicitor. I became interested in issues around consent to treatment and pursued a Law degree and that led on to the College of Law and training contract.
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
I enjoy the investigative process and getting to the bottom of what has happened. Partly because of my background I enjoy reading volumes of medical records and reports. Ultimately, I find that reaching a successful conclusion to a claim which I know will provide fully for an injured person's needs, is very satisfying.
What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?
I really enjoy the collegiate spirit at Irwin Mitchell. Everyone is focussed on achieving the best possible outcome for the client. The additional in-house support that we can offer client such as our Client Liaison Managers, Public Law & Human Rights, and Court of Protection teams are also a huge advantage.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
A few years ago, I set up a local book group and we meet every 6 weeks or so to talk about books, life and other stories. I am taking a break from School Governance at the moment but may be drawn back into it again when my own children are older.
Anne has been listed as a 'Rising Star' - Legal 500 2021
"I contacted Irwin Mitchell to investigate a potential negligence claim and was appointed Anne Kavanagh as our solicitor. Anne was so understanding, took the time to Listen and investigated thoroughly resulting in a claim being issued. It was so good to have someone on our side who could confirm what we thought was correct and to make us feel like we weren’t overthinking or imagining things regarding the incident.
Anne kept in touch the whole of the process she had no problem explaining to me (multiple times) the stage we were at, and the information that was coming back from the other side. My endless calls were never a problem and I was dealt with kindly every single time. I honestly could not have made a better decision than instructing Anne in following through with our claim.
Anne burdened all the stresses and kept everything as easy as possible for us. We have not long settled our claim and would strongly recommend Irwin Mitchell to anyone who thinks they may have a potential claim. It’s made a huge difference for our son and the rest of his life and for that we can not thank Anne enough !!"- 5* Trustpilot review
"I have found Irwin Mitchell to be consummate professionals; consistently efficient and proactive all the while remaining understanding and very human. I would happily recommend them to friends and family and have nothing but the highest praise for Anne Kavanagh in particular."- 5* Trustpilot review
"Throughout a lengthy and difficult case regarding the birth of our son, we have had full confidence in our solicitor and her team. Their considerable expertise has been accompanied by kindness and understanding at every stage of what has, at times, been a traumatic process." -5* Trustpilot review