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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.”
“I am delighted to welcome Jaime to the team. He has a vast knowledge of the region mixed with good experience of international cases which will help further improve our service in the area.
“The expansion into the Manchester office was a great step forward for the team and showed our determination to evolve the services we offer to our clients.
“Having a northern base has ensured we can boost the quality of support we provide to those in this part of the country, with the ultimate aim of ensuring they get the answers and justice they deserve regarding the problems they have faced.”
“We’ll be investigating Kane’s accident and seeking to provide him with support and access to the necessary treatment and rehabilitation to help with his recovery.”
Despite the incredible difficulties that Jonathan has faced across the past ten years, he has shown a huge amount of courage time and time again to overcome a number of obstacles.
His determination to once again get involved in skiing is truly inspirational and it reflects just how important being active and involved in sport can be to those with disabilities.
We are absolutely delighted to lend our support and feel that he undoubtedly embodies the true spirit of our Don’t Quit Do It campaign. We truly wish him all of the best.
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