I am a Partner specialising in Medical Negligence and Head of the Medical Negligence department in our London office. I predominantly focus on obstetric cases resulting in brain injuries arising from asphyxia or hypoglycaemia.
I also have an interest in wrongful birth cases alongside cauda equina and other neurological cases.
What inspired you to get into law?
I was quite argumentative as a child and didn’t give up easily when putting my points across! I enjoyed debating and felt that those skills would work well for a career as litigator. Later on I was torn between studying medicine and law. I wanted to do something that satisfied my desire to learn more about medicine as well as practising law, so medical negligence seemed the perfect choice.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your role?
Investigating cases and getting answers for my clients to help them understand what happened to their loved one. 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 and really make a difference to their lives. Most of my clients are children and it’s so important to be able to give parents the security of knowing their child will always be provided for, even when they’ve gone. I am passionate about resolving liability early on so that rehabilitation and support can be put in place during the life of the case.
What do you like about working at Irwin Mitchell
We’re very client-focused and generally when a client needs help with something, as a full service law firm, we can help. We continuously evolve and strive to do better. Colleagues are passionate about making a difference to people’s lives. From a personal perspective, everyone’s very friendly and collaborative.
What do you do away from the office?
I am married with two young children and a crazy chocolate labrador so spare time is rather limited at the moment and with all the activities to ferry the children to at weekends but we love walking, camping and foreign travel.
"Auriana Griffith is at the top of her game – one of the best clinical negligence lawyers in London. She pushes hard to get the very best results and doesn’t leave a stone unturned." - Legal 500, 2023
'She is client-focused but also driven in a quietly methodical and ambitious way. She is a very accomplished lawyer... Auriana Griffiths is always very helpful, understanding and very quick to solve any concerns.' - Chambers & Partners, 2022 (Leading Individual - Band 2)
'Auriana Griffiths and her team have been fantastic throughout the whole case. Incredibly professional, thorough and very supportive. The relationship between legal professional and client can be tricky & fraught with tension at times but Auriana and her team made me feel very confident that I could rely on them and their expertise and I could go to them with any concerns I had and know they would be dealt with swiftly.' - Legal 500, 2022 (Leading Individual)
Auriana Griffiths is a 'Leading Individual.' – Legal 500, 2021
'She is very well organised, thorough and always on top of her cases.' – Chambers & Partners, 2021 (Leading Individual – Band 1)
'Clear and concise.' – Chambers & Partners, 2020
'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
"They were very understanding and very helpful. The solicitors kept me updated with everything related to my son's case. They supported me even in my darkest times when I wanted to give up. When the case was over, they weren't just my solicitors, they became my family. Thank you all so much for your kindness and care." – 5* Trustpilot review
"I turned to Irwin Mitchel after a clinical negligence incident I had. The team is amazing and I really am happy with the service I received. My case was dealt with by Taylor Hackett and Auriana Griffiths. I can’t praise them enough. I was very anxious throughout the whole process and Taylor was very understanding and supported me a lot.
Instead of just sending letters, I also received a phone call to help explain the letters to me. Everything was done on a very professional yet personal level which I really did appreciate. I recommend this team. I didn't need to chase them, they were always on point and two steps ahead. The level of professionalism and dedication to a client is impressive. Thank you Auriana and Taylor and your amazing team. You took on all the stress and worry so I didn't have to." – 5* Trustpilot review
"In dealing with my lengthy, complex and stressful legal claim, Auriana Griffiths and her team have provided a fantastic service. They have kept me informed consistently throughout the claim, been patient and understanding during the stressful times, explained anything that I was unsure of and quickly dealt with any queries or concerns I had.
"I was also very impressed with the Expert Witnesses and the Barrister they appointed. Even Covid19 & the lockdown didn’t disrupt them from carrying on as normal. I would not hesitate to recommend Auriana to anyone who may benefit from her expertise." – 5* Trustpilot review
"We have had nothing but exceptional service from Irwin Mitchell and in particular Auriana Griffiths. It is only because of her tenacity, perseverance, attention to detail and genuine human touch that our journey has been a success. Her access to external experts, her professional guidance and continuous support was faultless. Thank you for all you have done." – 5* Trustpilot review
"Our negligence claim solicitor, Ms Auriana Griffiths was very professional, highly knowledgeable and intelligent in her field, very thorough, personable, hard working and confident. Her advice and quick response in each matter was highly satisfactory. The whole process was extremely stressful but whenever you speak with her, it ease of pressure. On top of everything she is wonderful human being." – 5* Trustpilot review
- 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