I am a solicitor in the Product Liability team in Sheffield. I qualified in September 2015.
I handle my own caseload which encompasses a wide variety of individual cases as well as assisting on a number of different group actions involving metal-on-metal hip replacements, defibrillator cases, knee replacement cases, cosmetic procedures and non-medical product liability cases.
In addition to this, I help senior members of the team with complex and high value individual cases, as well as the generic work in group cases involving product liability and clinical negligence.
What Inspired You To Get Into Law?
I realised early on that I was not suited to the family construction business so I looked into working in an career which would allow me to use my brain rather than my brawn. I decided to focus on a law career after receiving some pertinent advice from my sixth form tutor who told me I would be suited to a career which involved formulating arguments and advocacy.
What’s The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
Product liability law is still in its infancy and there have not been many cases in England and Wales or in the European Court of Justice which have clarified the law on defects. As such, we are working to assist our clients and also to make products safer for consumers in the future.
What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?
The focus remains on the client at all times. Working for a large firm allows me to support the client by signposting other services that we offer that could be of assistance.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
I spend my spare time hiking in the Peak District and baking in an attempt to emulate Mary Berry.