I'm a solicitor specialising in medical negligence claims. I handle cases covering all areas of medicine including:
- Orthopaedic injuries
- General surgery
- Fatal injuries.
I've helped injured people claim against hospitals and other NHS Trusts, as well as individual medical practitioners including GP’s, dentists and private surgeons.
I have a particular interest in ophthalmic, dental and orthopaedic cases.
I'm proud to be working with FND Hope UK, to help raise awareness of this misunderstood and under-appreciated but life-changing condition. It is my hope that through this connection we can ensure that FND sufferers are able to access the specialist advice and representation they deserve.
What inspired you to get into law?
When I was growing up, I was fascinated in the law thanks to my Grandad’s interest and enthusiasm for the subject and so studying law was a path I was almost destined to take.
In the course of my University studies, I started to volunteer at a Citizens Advice Bureau. I found it extremely rewarding to use my knowledge and skills to help often vulnerable people, sometimes facing bankruptcy or eviction, access justice and enforce their rights. I believe it was this experience that lead me to wanting to become a solicitor.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your role?
It is an immense privilege that I am able to help people in a time of greatest need, often after facing life-changing injuries or loss of a loved one which they are trying to come to terms with.
It is clear that no amount of compensation can change what has happened. But I'm motivated to get people answers as to how and why things went wrong, as well as a financial outcome that can afford some security and certainty.
What do you like about working at Irwin Mitchell?
I am proud to be part of the UK's leading specialist medical negligence department, working with some of the best solicitors who are both inspiring and supportive.
Irwin Mitchell’s vast range of leading experts in many areas of law embodies a truly team approach to achieving the best outcome for each and every client.
What do you do away from the office?
Away from the office I enjoy running - having taken part in the Manchester 10k and various ’Tough 10’ runs for Cancer Research, as well as horse riding and gardening.
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"They obtained a successful outcome for me, keeping me informed throughout, always taking time to ensure I understood my options. David Woolmer in particular was extremely courteous, focused and determined to achieve the desired outcome. Many thanks." - Rich Jones, Client (5* Trustpilot review)