I am a solicitor in Irwin Mitchell's International Personal Injury team. I specialise in personal injury claims arising outside of England and Wales, for example, where clients have been injured whilst on holiday or whilst working abroad. I have experience in pursuing claims resulting from a wide range of injuries such as spinal injury, brain injury and fatalities in addition to clinical negligence claims.
I work with individual clients as well as groups and I have been involved in managing a number of group claims resulting from incidents such as the Costa Concordia disaster.
I also specialise in claims arising out of cosmetic surgery abroad.
In 2019, I was awarded Woman of the Year at the Birmingham Business Awards and was highly commended in the Junior Lawyer of the Year category at The Law Society Excellence Awards.
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What Inspired You To Get Into Law?
I chose a career in personal injury law as I wanted to work closely with people who had been seriously injured and help them to make the best possible recovery, not only by obtaining compensation but also by providing care, support and access to rehabilitation.
I chose to specialise in International Personal Injury as it is a complex area of law which is at the cutting edge of the legal sector. The law in this area is constantly evolving and every day in the office is different.
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
Many of my clients are seriously injured and their claims have been on-going for several years. The most rewarding part is seeing their progress throughout the claim and ultimately achieving the compensation they need in order to get their lives back on track.
What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?
Every individual at Irwin Mitchell is treated as part of team and each is recognised for their own skills and expertise. There is a strong support network of leading industry experts within each team and my legal knowledge and expertise expand on a daily basis.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
When I am away from my desk I enjoy swimming, going to the gym and the occasional boxing class. I also enjoy travelling and have a keen interest in anything food related!
"For almost six years Chrissie Wolfe and Philip Banks (Irwin Michell) represented my case. From time to time it was very stressful, because this case included my future, my whole life and during the case you don't know how it will work out. Plus there was a literal distance, because I live in The Netherlands.
"Chrissie and Philip did a great job. The outcome could not have been better. I am very happy they represented me and if I had to do it all over again, I would choose them again as my solicitors." - 5* Trustpilot review