I specialise in a range of medical law work including cases against hospitals, GPs and other health professionals. This may include incorrect diagnosis, surgical errors and failures in treatment of patients with mental health issues.
I also specialise in child abuse cases. I represent individuals who have experienced sexual and physical abuse and neglect. I have acted for clients in cases against local authorities, schools, religious organisations and children’s homes.
What Inspired You To Get Into Law?
I have always had a strong sense of what is right and wrong and felt compelled to help those who, for whatever reason, are unable to speak up for themselves.
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
Ensuring that client's get the recognition they deserve when things go wrong and working hard to make sure they can, wherever possible, get their lives back on track.
What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?
Irwin Mitchell has a wealth of talent and resources which means that no case is too complicated or unusual for us to investigate.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
I enjoy spending time with my two young children and like to travel whenever the opportunity allows.
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