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.
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
"She has got a good, down to earth relationship with her clients." - Chambers & Partners, 2017
"A rising star; her attention to detail is fantastic and she is extremely good with clients." - Chambers & Partners, 2016
"She can absorb the detail in really complex cases and out of this can produce fabulous results for her clients." - Legal 500, 2017
"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