I specialise in helping people who have suffered serious and life changing injuries, including brain injuries, spinal cord and serious orthopaedic injuries.
I endeavour to support my clients and those closest to them. This is from immediately after their accident, throughout their recovery period, and afterwards. I work to secure my clients the specialist rehabilitation and support they need at an early stage to maximise their independence and restore their quality of life.
What inspired you to get into law?
I chose a career in law because I wanted to be able to help solve problems. The area of law I specialise in involves a different approach in every case. Every client is different. Having the opportunity to learn about their background and circumstances, and then apply my knowledge to help them in the way that suits them best, is what motivates me.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your role?
The most rewarding part of my role is helping our clients. We have the opportunity to help make a difference in what is often one of the most difficult and stressful times of their lives.
What do you like about working at Irwin Mitchell?
Irwin Mitchell is made up of people with the experience, knowledge and desire to make a difference for their clients. This gives us a wide pool of experience which we can draw on to make sure we achieve the best results for our clients.
What do you do away from the office?
Away from the office, I enjoy reading, learning the guitar (badly) and weight training. I also enjoy watching rugby and snowboarding. Being originally from Cornwall, I love the sea and the beach and try to get back as much as possible.
"My Irwin Mitchell solicitor Declan French was amazing. I felt that I was cared for, listened to, respected and given time to consider my options throughout the time I worked with him/ the company. I highly recommend Irwin Mitchell, and in particular, Declan. Thank you so much for looking after me." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Following a car accident in Jan 2020, I was assisted by IM in a compensation claim. I have had an excellent experience and my solicitor (Declan French) has been wonderfully supportive all along, until the successful completion of the case. Communication was always clear, efficient and open and Declan’s approach was compassionate, positive and always very respectful (importantly, I always felt listened to)." 5* Trustpilot review
"My husband sustained a serious head injury in an accident at work in 2016 and recently received settlement. We are pleased with the outcome and immensely relieved at the same time. Declan French has been brilliant, providing excellent client care and support, always professional, open, honest approachable and friendly. Communication even through lockdown was excellent. Thank you to Declan and the team you have been an absolute pleasure to deal with." 5* Trustpilot review
"Following my work place accident Declan French took over my case after about three years. I can not speak highly enough of him he was always available to discuss my case. He always kept me informed and guided me through everything explaining things too me if I didn’t understand it." 5* Trustpilot review
"I literally do not know where I would be now if it wasn’t for Declan over the past few years. He has been professional, understanding and considerate whilst remaining on a very human level." - 5* Trustpilot review
"I would like to say a special thankyou to Declan French for his help throughout the case to the successful conclusion." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Declan French has been brilliant, providing excellent client care and support, always professional, open, honest approachable and friendly. Communication even through lockdown was excellent. Thank you to Declan and the team you have been an absolute pleasure to deal with." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Following my work place accident Declan French took over my case after about 3years. I can not speak highly enough of him he was always available to discuss my case. "He always kept me informed and guided me through everything explaining things too me if I didn’t understand it. Thank you Declan.' - 5* Trustpilot review