I joined the medical negligence team in our London office in April 2014. I subsequently undertook training and qualified as a Legal Executive in May 2019.
I manage my own caseload covering a wide range of issues including delayed cancer diagnoses, spinal injuries, stillbirth and infant death, negligent surgery, and secondary victim claims and psychiatric injuries.
I also assist other members of the team in various high value and complex cases involving infectious diseases, strokes, spinal injuries and birth injuries.
What inspired you to get into law?
I always wanted to pursue a career involving helping people and making a difference. From a young age, I always found medicine fascinating but I was far too squeamish for the practical side of being a doctor of nurse. A career in medical negligence law seemed like a good career to encompass my interests, and I've certainly not been disappointed.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your role?
The amazing clients I've had the privilege to work with. Our clients often contact us at an extremely difficult time in their life, and I'm always inspired by their strength, determination and positivity. Our clients use their experience to raise awareness and encourage change, to make sure others receive the best possible service. It's very rewarding to then be able to secure compensation so that our clients can put rehabilitation and therapies in place to help rebuild their lives.
What do you like about working at Irwin Mitchell?
The amazing team! There's a wealth of knowledge available to every client at all different levels of the team and across many departments. Everyone in the team genuinely cares about each client and works collaboratively to achieve the best possible results.
What do you do away from the office?
I'm a keen netball player and spend a lot of my evenings playing socially, and weekends playing for my club. In the rest of my spare time I enjoy watching and playing other sports and eating out with friends.