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Cheryl Palmer-Hughes

Senior Associate Solicitor
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I am a solicitor in Irwin Mitchell's International Personal Injury department. I act for clients who have been injured in incidents abroad – while on holiday, working abroad, travelling by coach, car or sea, or undergoing surgery abroad, for example. 

I deal with high value claims including brain and spinal injuries, multiple fractures, psychological trauma and fatal accidents and clinical negligence cases. 

I also specialise in claims arising as a result of clinical negligence during cosmetic surgery abroad.

What Inspired You To Get Into Law?

I became a personal injury lawyer because I wanted to help people who had been seriously injured to take action against their opponent. I chose to specialise in international litigation because it is a complex area of law, demanding specialist knowledge in order to assist clients.

What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?

The most rewarding aspect of my role is helping my clients access the rehabilitation and compensation they need to get their lives back on track. It is inspirational to witness clients overcoming such traumatic events and being able to move forward.

What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?

At Irwin Mitchell, I have fantastic support from lawyers who are truly experts in their field. We adopt a team approach to many of our cases so that we can draw on each individual's experience and, as a result, our clients have the best advice and service possible, as well as the knowledge that their claim is being dealt with by specialist lawyers.

What Do You Do Away From The Office?

I am fluent in French and enjoy visiting France and Spain. In my spare time, I enjoy going to the gym, going to the theatre and occasionally baking.

Read My Comments On The Latest News

  • 12/08/2019
    Wife Of Cheshire Man Seriously Injured During India Cycling Tour Calls On Lawyers For Help

    “Jill remains understandably devastated by both the crash and what John has subsequently gone on to face. “The incident is perhaps made even more shocking as it occurred while the pair were enjoying their retirement and looking forward to a bright future together. “Following our instruction, we have already started to examine the issues surrounding what happened and are ultimately determined to ensure that John will be able to get access to the support he now needs. “We also hope that our efforts may ensure that lessons can be learned that will prevent others who enjoy cycling holidays from suffering similar issues.”

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  • 08/08/2019
    Legal Experts Issue Quad Bike Warning After Media Reports Put Safety Back In Spotlight

    “It is very worrying to see the issue of quad bike safety back in the spotlight and it emphasises how the importance of the matter cannot be downplayed. Through our work we have seen very worrying examples of what can happen, with many of those we represent requiring long-term support and care as they look to make a recovery from their injuries. With this in mind, we would always urge people to carefully consider safety before using such vehicles. Furthermore, another key issue is insurance. Our cases have highlighted how many people do not think about cover when it comes to riding on a quad bike and that is a concern considering such activities may be excluded on standard travel insurance. Holidaymakers need to educate themselves on the issue as we have sadly seen how families can face spiralling medical costs as a result of insufficient or invalid insurance. Checking the small print of insurance policies may seem like a laborious task, but properly understanding your cover could make a big difference if things go wrong.”

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  • 03/07/2019
    Costume Designer Calls On Lawyers After ‘Devastating’ Oregon Crash

    “Elizabeth has faced an incredibly challenging and distressing few months and has now essentially been forced to put her hugely successful career on hold as she fights to recover from her injuries. “A case of this nature undoubtedly puts a spotlight on the devastating consequences that road traffic collisions can have and it is undoubtedly an important reminder that road users should always put safety first. “We are determined to ensure that Elizabeth is able to access the support she needs and have already commenced investigations into the circumstances of this terrible crash.”

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  • 04/02/2019
    Family Of Woman Seriously Injured In 10ft Hotel Fall Reveal Tour Operator Frustrations

    “This is a truly awful case and Wendy and her husband are understandably devastated by what happened during the holiday at the start of last year. “While we are working hard to ensure that Wendy gets access to vital financial support to assist with her recovery and rehabilitation, this incident has placed her family in a hugely difficult situation. “We have so far been hugely disappointed in the failure of the tour operator to engage with our requests for funding for rehabilitation and are now preparing to go to court. We remain absolutely focused on ensuring our client gets the support she requires.”

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