I am a Senior Associate in the Medical Negligence department in Irwin Mitchell’s Manchester office. I have been qualified for 13 years and specialise in birth injury, brain injury, spinal, cardiac and renal claims. As a former nurse and Sister on an Intensive Care Unit, I am able to use the medical knowledge gained during my years of nursing to the benefit of my clients. Every client has individual needs and their wishes are at the forefront of my mind when progressing their claim. I am committed throughout the life of the claim to achieving the best possible outcome for my clients.
What Inspired You To Get Into Law?
During my RGN (Registered General Nurse) training one of the most stimulating lectures I attended was on Medical Law and Ethics. My interest in this subject remained throughout my career as nurse. By studying the law and specialising in medical negligence, I knew that the experience and knowledge gained as a nurse would not be lost and would enable me to combine both and the prospect of never having to do night duty again was also quite appealing!
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
The most rewarding aspect of my role is being able to make my clients’ lives more tolerable. This could be by investigating their claim and being able to provide an explanation and clarity to how they came to be injured. Or it could be by securing compensation in order for clients to access the necessary therapies, equipment and accommodation to assist with their rehabilitation and for the rest of their lives.
What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?
Working with a team of dedicated, talented and experienced colleagues whose primary focus is to achieve the best that they can for their clients.
"Dina Lambourne has a medical background which is very helpful in the complex cases she handles and spots lines of enquiry which would not be obvious to many others." - Legal 500, 2023
"She is hugely knowledgeable on the medical side as well as the very complex legal aspects... Very experienced, and really committed in her pursuit of a case on behalf of the client." - Chambers & Partners, 2022 (Star Associate)
‘Dina Lambourne fights like a tiger for her clients.’ - Legal 500 2022 (Rising Star)
"Dina Lambourne is a risen and yet still further ascending star." - Legal 500, 2021 (Rising Star)
Dina is "absolutely outstanding with the level of care and service provided to clients" - Chambers & Partners, 2021 (Star Associate)
"She is fantastic with clients and she commits to cases in order to get as much out of them as she possibly can." – Chambers & Partners, 2020
Ranked Star Associate in Chambers and Partners 2018, Dina Lambourne draws on her previous experience as a nurse to advise on birth injury cases, particularly those concerning cerebral palsy. She also receives recognition for her expertise in brain injury and cardiac-related claims. Clients are impressed with her "thorough knowledge of the law, legal process and medical issues," going on to describe her as a "brilliant strategist." - Chambers & Partners, 2018
"Very good with clients. She has an excellent ability to prepare and manage cases and to understand and analyse extremely complex issues" - Legal 500, 2018
"Dina has been a rock. She has a great combined knowledge of medical information and the law, and has guided me through a very difficult case with care and total consideration for our needs as a family." - Former Client
“Dina goes above and beyond in her role and that is what we have appreciated in our hour of need. We hope she continues to play a part in our lives." - Former Client
"I contacted Dina and right from our first contact to our last her care, dedication and empathy were above and beyond. Dina's team were absolutely focussed on working through the lies, dishonesty and sheer arrogance of the NHS trust as a whole entity. Finally, after 3+ years of hard work the trust agreed it had failed my Dad. I can not recommend Irwin Mitchell highly enough."- 5* Trustpilot review
"We were allocated, Mrs Dina Lambourne, who from day one took the upmost interest in our claim, she explained how they would go about building a case against the Hospital Trust for medical negligence and what would be required from both Irwin Mitchell and ourselves. Over the 5+ years it took to settle we had an almost family relationship with Dina. She went out of her way to keep us informed on everything that was happening with: several home visits, dozens of phone calls, emails, reports and letters even late into the evening when she'd finished work. I can only say in conclusion, we couldn't have had a better firm than Irwin Mitchell or a better solicitor than Dina Lambourne." - 5* Trustpilot review