I am a Partner specialising in Medical Negligence, with a focus in birth injuries. I head up one of the teams in our London office and also have a caseload of high value complex medical negligence cases. I act for a lot of children with cerebral palsy, investigating whether or not their condition was caused by negligence when they were born.
"Very kind, articulate, knowledgeable and supportive." - Chambers & Partners, 2019
"Excellent judgement" - Legal 500, 2018/19
"Unflappable and incredibly hardworking". - Legal 500, 2018/19
"A force to be reckoned with… She's hugely experienced and absolutely first class," - Chambers & Partners, 2019
"She is a formidable, able solicitor who is wonderful with clients and who thinks outside the box in her approach to cases." - Chambers & Partners 2018
"Clients just love and delight in her. She is on top of the detail of her cases and leaves no stone unturned. She is hugely energetic and industrious as well as dogged in her approach to a case." - Chambers & Partners 2017
"Auriana Griffiths is intelligent, determined and committed" - Legal 500 2016
"Very confident and capable" - Chambers & Partners 2016
Auriana Griffiths is "highly intelligent, innovative and targeted" - Legal 500 2015
"Hard-working, sound in her analysis and excellent at client contact." - Chambers & Partners 2014
"Very personable", "very thorough", "the skill of managing her clients' expectations." - Chambers & Partners 2013
"A pleasure to deal with." - Chambers & Partners 2012
- Clinical Risk article regarding £5.5m settlement for birth injury claim
- Expert Scientific Group Phase One Clinical Trials Final Report - presented to Professor Duff and quoted
What Inspired You To Get Into Law?
I was always quite argumentative as a child and didn't give up easily when putting my point across! Later on I was torn between studying medicine and law: I wanted to do something that allowed me to learn more about medicine while practising law, so I chose to specialise in clinical negligence.
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
Getting answers for my clients to give them peace of mind. If we find out their condition has been caused by negligence, it's rewarding to then be able to secure compensation for equipment, therapy and care. Most of my clients are children, and it's rewarding to be able to give parents the security of knowing their child will always be provided for, even when they've gone.
What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?
I like that we're very client-focused and always looking for ways to improve the service we offer. Because we cover such a diverse range of law we can help our clients no matter what their question. And from a personal perspective, everyone's very friendly and there are numerous charity and sports events for us to get involved in. We're a social bunch!
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
Outside of work I like to walk, travel, dance and listen to music.