I am a solicitor in the Serious Injury Team in Newcastle, having worked at Irwin Mitchell since 2021. I qualified as a Solicitor in 2001 and have always specialised in Claimant Personal Injury work, representing clients who have suffered significant injuries in road traffic accidents as well as accidents at work and public liability claims.
What inspired you to get into law?
I decided law was the career for me after taking A level law whilst in Sixth Form. I initially intended to do a degree in English Literature, but as soon as I started my A level law course, I knew it was where my future lay.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your role?
Assisting my clients on their rehabilitation journey and seeing the positive impact my work and that of Irwin Mitchell can have on their lives.
What do you like about working at Irwin Mitchell?
Irwin Mitchell provides a fantastic support network to our clients, meaning they are fully supported throughout their claim and beyond. I feel proud to be part of that network and am confident we can provide an excellent level of service to our clients.
What do you do away from the office?
Despite my name, the greatest love in my life other than my family is Newcastle United Football Club and I have actually been a season ticket holder since I was 15. I also enjoy spending time with my family, walking the dog and eating out.
"Emily made me feel involved in the whole process of my claim and was readily available to answer any questions that arose during my claim." - 5 star Trustpilot review
"From the beginning of my claim for damages following serious injuries caused by a careless driver the staff have kept me fully informed of the progress of my case. Emily Sunderland, in particular, has been patient and informative, responding to my queries promptly and explaining matters to me clearly. She was honest about the length of time the process would take, never over promising anything. I found her to be knowledgeable, professional and always friendly and supportive." - 5 star Trustpilot review