I am a Partner, leading a team of over 35 serious injury specialist lawyers. I have specialised supporting those who have suffered life-changing injuries and their families for over 12 years. I have achieved settlements up to £18,000,000. I have experience of taking cases to trial and appeal.
I am proud to have recovered over £115,000,000 in damages for my clients during my career.
I am a Solicitor-Advocate. I am proud to have formed our in-house advocacy service.
I have been published in the Journal of Personal Injury Lawyers, PI Focus, and NR Times.
What inspired you to get into law?
I have always had an interest in law. I used to religiously watch 'The Bill'. In my gap year, I worked for a legal expenses insurer. I became more aware of the legal industry in practice. At university, I resonated with the Tort Law module as it involved supporting those whose rights had been infringed through no fault of their own.
I was fortunate to spend a week on work experience with a law firm in Liverpool. They went above and beyond and I have been passionate about supporting those impacted with serious and life-changing injuries ever since. I am forever grateful to that law firm and the individuals that spent time to develop my passion and interest in this rewarding area.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your role?
I am really passionate about helping families at their lowest point to rebuild their lives. I strive to be a approachable, caring, conscientious, practical, and tenacious. I enjoy securing a strong outcome just as much today as I did many years ago when I started practicing in serious injury work.
More recently, I also enjoy allowing others to find the space to create their own successes.
What do you like about working at Irwin Mitchell?
The collegiality of Irwin Mitchell is what makes us different. I love working with a large group of like-minded people, striving to achieve justice for our clients and their families. We put our clients at the very centre of what we do. It is a special environment when team members collective celebrate successes and frequently ask about seriously injured clients whom we represent.
What do you do away from the office?
I am the father to a son and a daughter. They keep me very busy. I spend most of my evenings and weekends trying to find answers to the question 'Why'? which my son is in the habit of asking about anything and everything at the moment!
I also enjoy watching football. I support Arsenal and Sheffield Wednesday.
I benefit from being on the edge of the Peak District, visiting new places and walking.
I also enjoy eating out, watching new TV dramas, and have an interest in current affairs.
I am also a Governor of my local school, which enables me to use my transferable skills to the benefit of my local community and son who attends the school.
"David Withers is well versed in complex personal injury cases, particularly those involving spinal and brain injuries arising from RTAs." - Chambers & Partners, 2022 (Up and Coming
"David Withers is an up and coming star who is willing to take on and fight the most difficult cases to obtain a result for his client. Despite this difficult case load he is almost always successful, obtaining great outcomes for his client despite the difficulties he faces." – Legal 500, 2019
"Associate to watch: willing to take on the most difficult arguments” - Legal 500, 2018
"I had David Withers,Jeanette Scanlan and Georgie Woolmer on my case, they could not do enough for me! All really down to earth professional's and genuine people, my claim settled at a very respectful sum, even though there was some issues on my part! 5**** all the way for all 3 of them! Changed my life for the better thank you all!" - 5* Trustpilot review
"David Withers and Ewan Bain along with the very supportive team at Irwin Mitchell have provided my son with care, dignity and on going support throughout a very difficult and emotional time. The support has been extended to the whole family. The team give thorough information with care and respect in a timely and respectful way. a hard working team with the client at the heart of the case." - Client's parent
"I was so very fortunate to have Irwin Mitchell acting for me in my serious injuries claim, my case was incredibly complex. My litigation Solicitor, David Withers, and his team worked extremely hard and secured early interim payments to enable funding for my much needed rehabilitation programme, a caseworker was appointed and support staff were employed to support me.
"Also early on in my case, funding was secured for a suitably adapted rental bungalow enabling me to have my young son stay for weekends with the help of my support worker. Throughout the long journey of my case, David and the team worked tirelessly and supported me and my family every step of the way, their professionalism was outstanding and they always went the extra mile. Post case I now have my own home, suitably adapted for me and financial security for the rest of my life." - Client
"My life has completely changed now and I couldn’t be happier. A big thank you for all your hard work with the case and a thank you to everyone at Irwin Mitchell for all the support I’ve had." - Anonymous
"All members of the team working for me on my case worked with the utmost professional approach to all situations throughout, they not only supported me but also my family. The team were extremely hard working, trustworthy and very friendly. I view them as friends." - Client
"We have worked alongside David on several cases. Throughout a case David and his team work exceptionally well as part of the rehabilitation multi-disciplinary team. He strives to maintain client centred rehabilitation as core whilst running the legal case concurrently. He ensures a high level of communication with the MDT which leads to the smooth delivery of the rehabilitation package. This allows the optimum outcome for the client." - Anna Wilkinson, Managing Director at More Rehab Ltd.