I specialise in representing women and children injured through pregnancy, obstetric, or gynaecological treatment as part of my broader clinical negligence caseload.
No one can turn back the clock but provided we can prove treatment was negligent, we can at least provide some financial security for the future and if possible in the process of the investigation, provide answers about what went wrong.
I was awarded the Law Society Solicitor of the Year Award 2021 for my work in this area and I am ranked in the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners guides.
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. Ultimately, finding those answers for my clients and ensuring that they get the right support for themselves and/or their child for the future 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 clients such as our Public Law & Human Rights, Court of Protection and Investment teams are also a huge advantage.
What do you do away from the office?
Family, gardening and reading take up most of my time outside of work.
"I would like to thank Anne, Charisse and Richard for all your help and support over the years. Whilst you have worked relentlessly to secure the help and funds that my son requires, you have also shown great empathy and care towards us.
"I recall a few times when I felt overwhelmed and was very surprised when you called after one of the conferences to ask how I was feeling and mentioned that you noticed that I looked sad. What you didn’t realise at the time was how much your thoughtfulness meant. I honestly was so overwhelmed that I began to feel absent and invincible, but at that moment I somehow managed to bring myself together after you asked.
"You also sent your colleague to visit us at home following which we were able to access therapy for my son from Chiltern Music. You offered many times to help and or link us with colleagues to look into his EHCP etc. I guess the humane touch and kindness that you have shown us has made our journey easier." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Anne Kavanagh is an experienced and highly capable litigator. She strives to do the best by her client and leaves no stone unturned when doing so... She is absolutely brilliant. She has an excellent medical background and a caring attitude." - Chambers & Partners, 2022 (Leading Individual - Band 4)
"Anne Kavanagh appeared in the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court in the same year and was victorious in both – that’s a claim to fame!" - Legal 500, 2022 (Next Generation Partner)
"Anne Kavanagh has shown exceptional energy and focus representing women and children through pregnancy, obstetric, or gynaecological treatment as part of her clinical negligence practice. She has made a significant impact on the women and families she has supported and will continue to have an impact because of the judgements made... She has brought about positive changes not only for her clients but society at large." - The Law Society Awards 2021 (Winner, Solicitor of the Year - Private Practice)
Anne has been listed as a 'Rising Star' - Legal 500 2021
"Our experience with Irwin Mitchell Solicitors has been very professional and rewarding. They know their trade very well and have been relentless in getting us a favourable outcome. They have helped us in every step of our legal battle and have come up with tactical solutions when we were despondent. They have also got in the best professional experts in every field who could bridge the gap and provide with a lot of insight. We personally recommend Anne Kavanagh who worked with us for more than 4 years. She is diligent, thorough and persistent." - 5* Google review
"Our experience with Irwin Mitchell Solicitors has been very professional and rewarding. They know their trade very well and have been relentless in getting us a favourable outcome. They have helped us in every step of our legal battle and have come up with tactical solutions when we were despondent. They have also got in the best professional experts in every field who could bridge the gap and provide with a lot of insight. We personally recommend Anne Kavanagh who worked with us for more than 4 years. She is diligent, thorough and persistent." - 5* Trustpilot review
"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've 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 had a very good experience dealing with Anne Kavanagh. She is brilliant, calm, intelligent and knowledgeable. She had guided me through this difficult and very emotional process brilliantly. I am so grateful for her eye to detail and the respect she has shown throughout. I could not ask for more. I would recommend Anne Kavanagh all day long. 10/10"- 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