Cheryl is a Partner in our International Personal Injury team. She acts for clients who have been injured in incidents abroad – while on holiday, working abroad, travelling by coach, plane, car or sea, or undergoing surgery abroad.
Cheryl deals with complex, high-value claims, including brain and spinal injuries, multiple fractures, psychological trauma and fatal accidents and clinical negligence cases. She deals exclusively with cases which involve a cross-border element and specialises in conflicts of law issues.
Cheryl has a special interest 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.
"Cheryl Palmer-Hughes is known for her expertise in overseas medical negligence cases, particularly in the cosmetic surgery sector; and Nick Cerezo manages cases with skill and expertise in advance of his years." - Legal 500, 2024
‘Up and Coming’ - Chambers & Partners, 2022
Cheryl is "dedicated to her cases and achieves great results." - Chambers & Partners, 2021
"Cheryl Palmer-Hughes [has] given us advise and guidance throughout this process. We feel that the team have achieved a favourable resolution on Freya’s behalf and we have always felt they had her best interests at heart." - 5* Trustpilot review