I am a Senior Associate Solicitor in the Newcastle office. I specialise in dealing with claims on behalf of people who have been abused in childhood and/or have been sexually assaulted. I also deal with complex industrial disease matters, in particular mesothelioma cases.
I qualified as a solicitor in September 2011 after having spent two years dealing with various types of personal injury claims, including catastrophic brain injury cases, various types of industrial accidents and clinical negligence matters.
I'm an accredited APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers) Senior Litigator and am also on the panel of the Association of Child Abuse Lawyers (ACAL). I am also APIL accredited as an Occupational Disease Specialist, an Asbestos Disease Specialist and a Fatal Accidents Act Specialist.
I am Trustee and Secretary of Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland. I am former winner of Rising Star of the Year (Young Lawyer) at the Northern Law Awards (2017) and in July 2019 I was named as Lawyer in the News following the settlement of the first UK cases against Uber in respect of 2 sexual assault cases.
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
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.
What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?
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 instructed Irwin Mitchell as part of a complicated civil prosecution case, in which I was represented over a 2 year period. I would commend Irwin Mitchell and in particular Emma Crowther for her professionalism, expertise, thoroughness and excellent communication right the way through my case. In short, I would thoroughly recommend Irwin Mitchell and Emma Crowther." - 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
"Emma Crowther is very effective, tenacious and achieves excellent outcomes for clients. Not afraid to take on difficult claims and see them through to a successful conclusion." – Legal 500, 2021 (Rising Star)
"She has excellent knowledge and is very good at dealing with vulnerable clients... She is very good, always well prepared and does excellent work." – Chambers & Partners, 2021 (Associate to Watch)