I am a paralegal in the Serious Injury Team in Sheffield. I started my career at Irwin Mitchell as an office administrator in the Work Place Disease Department in 2017. I became a paralegal in May 2018.
I mainly assist Glen Whitehead with cases which involve clients with very severe traumatic brain injuries.
What inspired you to get into law?
I've always been fascinated with the law that governs us and from a young age, knew that I wanted to succeed in a career in law. I studied law at A-Level and proceeded to study Law at University. I am currently completing the CILEX Graduate Fast-Track Diploma in Legal Practice.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your role?
The most rewarding aspect of my role is being able to secure and implement rehabilitation from an early stage and secure sufficient funds for the client.
What do you like about working at Irwin Mitchell?
I particularly enjoy working with my colleagues who have both great experience and knowledge within this area. Irwin Mitchell is an all-encompassing firm and I find that no matter what query our clients have, there is always someone that can help.
What do you do away from the office?
I enjoy spending time socialising with friends and family. I enjoy long walks and reading a good book!
"My mother was represented by Caroline Mitchell and Bethany Passmore as Paralegal. From start to finish both were professional, accommodating and prompt. During the difficult times through lockdown, Caroline and Bethany did their upmost to keep us updated and maintained momentum during a lengthy and complex case. I was particularly impressed by Caroline’s patience! As I am by no means familiar with the legal process and or jargon, Caroline was always ready to explain and often repeat herself so we all understood.
"The whole experience of working with Caroline and Bethany has been a good one. They are both happy to help and we felt protected and guided by them. This was especially true during court proceedings! The team briefed us on court etiquette and helped us all feel at ease. I would recommend Irwin Mitchell to anyone in need of help. Caroline and Bethany provide a quick, smooth, honest and personal service. Many thanks to you both." - 5* Trustpilot review
“We would also like to thank Bethany Passmore-Bailey (in David’s team) who is always there to offer support and explanation for us in the legal aspects of our case as this is unchartered territory... We are immensely grateful. Thank You.” –5* Trustpilot review
"She is a breath of fresh air, professional, knowledgeable, honest and so supportive. She had kept me updated every stage of the process and is always available to speak to when needed. I have been suffering with my mental health due to the impact of the injury and the changes in my life but Bethany and Glen have been so caring and supportive... I am extremely grateful for everything you have all done for me so far. It’s a long process but I could not be in better hands. You guys are seriously the best of the best! Thankyou for being so patient with me!" - 5* Trustpilot review
"Bethany is just marvellous" – Client feedback