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Charlotte Dowson



I am a Solicitor in the London Serious Injury team. I joined Irwin Mitchell in 2013 from an advocacy background having qualified as a Barrister in 2012.

I initially worked in the military injury team, helping injured service personnel and their families with a wide range of issues. I then moved into workplace accident claims for people who have sustained serious injuries such as amputations, crush injuries, orthopaedic injuries and psychological conditions. I also assisted families of workers who had suffered fatal accidents.

I am currently involved in a wide range of cases including workplace accidents, accidents in public places and road traffic collisions. I help people who have sustained a variety of injury types, ranging from complex orthopaedic injuries to traumatic brain injuries.

What Inspired You To Get Into Law?

My family seemed convinced that I would be suited to a career in law. After having the opportunity to shadow members of the legal profession and the judiciary, I came to think that they might be right.

I completed my law degree and had great success at mooting (a mock appeal competition), winning a national competition against 64 other universities. I have since obtained dual qualification as a Barrister and a Solicitor and have never looked back.

What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?

The most rewarding aspect of my job is helping clients who have sustained serious injuries navigate the civil justice system, often for the first time.

I am in the privileged position of being able to promote positive change in injured clients' lives by helping them access rehabilitation and compensation to help them move forwards after a life-changing incident.

What Do You Do Away From The Office?

I spend most of my spare time in the Hertfordshire countryside caring for my elderly horse, which is a lot less glamorous than it sounds. When I am able to get out of my jodhpurs, I enjoy travelling, cooking and reading.

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