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I’m a personal injury solicitor in Irwin Mitchell’s Newcastle office, representing clients in a range of cases involving child abuse, sexual assault, asbestos-related disease and work-related injury.
The most rewarding part of my job is being able to make a difference in people’s lives. Most clients who come to us have experienced tragic events, often with harrowing consequences. I feel privileged to be able to play a part in their lives in assisting them to seek justice.
I like working as part of a large national organisation, whilst helping to seek justice for the individual.
"...Two staff members in particular are worthy of note, Emma Crowther and Kirstie Devine, both of whom have been fantastic and I would be happy to endorse to anyone looking for caring and expert solicitors" - Mesothelioma sufferer, 5* Trustpilot review
"During stressful times I found Irwin Mitchell’s holistic approach calming and thoughtful, giving choices and professional guidance throughout. As a team they made me feel listened to and genuinely wanted a result for my best interest to move forward with my life. I cannot recommend Irwin Mitchell enough..." - Sexual abuse survivor, 5* Trustpilot review
"Irwin Mitchell acted on behalf of the family recently. Emma Crowther in particular was supportive, patient and understanding of our needs, providing a very thorough and professional service. We would highly recommend them." Family of a Mesothelioma sufferer, 5* Trustpilot review
"As a victim of repeated sexual violence I needed a solicitor who actually listened and heard me regarding my experience. Irwin Mitchell's Emma Crowther not only listened to me with a professional empathetically nature, but she went over and beyond the extra mile..." - Client, 5* Trustpilot review
"I am so very grateful to Emma she really is a great solicitor and again can’t thank her enough. She’s very kind, and cares about you as a person not just a case. I’d highly recommend her to anyone needing her specialist solicitor skills. I don’t think I’d of managed to keep going without her." - Sexual abuse survivor
"Is very approachable and clients really like her; she relates to them really well." - Chambers & Partners, 2019
"Highly intelligent" - Legal 500, 2017
“These are deeply upsetting cases of two young women who reported being sexually assaulted by someone entrusted to get them home safely.
“It is even more concerning that if Uber had properly investigated the alleged assault suffered by our first client then we believe the driver would not have been free to go on and pick up the second woman just a week later, during which it is reported he escalated in his abusive behaviour.
“Both women are still deeply affected by what happened to them. While nothing can ever make up for what has happened we are pleased to have secured these settlements which we believe to be the first of their kind in the UK against Uber. We now hope that the specialist support the women require will help them try and move forward with their lives.”
“The findings of this review have been eagerly awaited and they have highlighted serious concerns regarding numerous aspects of the work of agencies responsible for protecting and safeguarding young and vulnerable people in the area.
“It is a distressing fact that the report has identified 700 cases across Northumbria, including 108 in Newcastle. But it’s assertion that abuse is still ongoing in the region is chilling.
“The entire city, and wider North East region, has been desperate for answers and will want to see clear steps now being taken to prevent the same issues from ever happening again. This has to be the priority of agencies in the area."
“One of the issues with historical abuse cases is that taking direct legal action against those responsible does not always ensure access to the financial redress required to access specialist help to come to terms with their abuse. This is because abusers will most likely not have the assets to meet any Judgment against them.
“In addition, taking action against a local authority has not often been possible, as it would be reliant on evidence that the council knew of a foster parent’s wrongdoing or abuse, which is of course not always feasible.
“However, the ruling in the Supreme Court case of Armes v Nottinghamshire Council has changed all of that and has opened up the prospect that our clients – and many more survivors of abuse who may have struggled to get justice in the past – could now get access to the support they deserve.”
“While it is obviously concerning that hotspots for grooming activities do exist in Newcastle, it’s positive that the police are taking a proactive approach to try and prevent the act occurring.
“Through the work we do at Irwin Mitchell, we hear the first-hand accounts of those who are victims of abuse and have experienced grooming. These accounts are deeply upsetting and we welcome efforts to try and prevent further people having to suffer.”
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