I am a solicitor who specialises in medical negligence and patients’ rights law. I joined Irwin Mitchell’s Manchester office in 2015 as a paralegal, before then starting my training contract in 2018 and qualifying in 2020.
I currently handle a variety of claims, including:
- Delays in diagnosis and treatment of cancer
- Misdiagnosis of cancer
- General surgery
- Orthopaedic injuries
- Psychiatric injuries
- Dental negligence
I also have extensive experience of assisting on high-value birth and spinal injury claims.
I'm a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).
“During the most difficult time in my life I’ve been supported brilliantly. The time and dedication I have received has been spectacular from one person in particular; Emma Lambourne. She has made my journey through our case relaxed, comfortable and reassuring, always taking the time to speak to me whilst tirelessly working to get the best outcome. She has been fantastic on both a professional and more importantly for me a personal level, meaning I have been able to cope with the process much more easily. She really has been amazing” – 5* Trust Pilot Review
“Truly excellent service and support. I could not have asked for a better team to represent my family and I with our case. Sharon Williams, Shahin Masters, Emma Lambourne and Vicki Turner went above and beyond throughout the case. They were patient with me and tenacious with the defence. When the restrictions of Covid19 were implemented, I continued to receive fantastic support. Ultimately we were successful in our case, we could not have reached this position without the amazing team assigned to my case at Irwin Mitchell.” – 5* Trust Pilot Review
"I reached out to Irwin Mitchell in regards to a dental negligence case. Unfortunately my case was not successful, however Emma in particular was fantastic throughout. She was with me every step of the way and made what felt like a very daunting task of starting a claim straight forward and positive. Big thankyou to the team but in particular Emma for amazing customer service and showing real care and compassion at a hard time for me." - 5* Trustpilot review
What inspired you to get into law?
I’d always been a stickler for rules growing up – I was very concerned about what was right and what was wrong; just and unjust. I also loved working with other people and the idea that I could make a difference to someone’s life.
I studied French and Spanish at Cambridge University and spent my year abroad working for a commercial law firm in Paris. While I enjoyed my time there, I knew that business law wasn’t for me and that I wanted to work in an area of law that focused on individuals and their lives.
Personally, I come from a medical background. My grandfather was a cardiothoracic surgeon and all of the women in my family were senior nurses. I learnt a lot about the human body and medicine growing up, and found it fascinating. Medical negligence law was the perfect combination of interests for me.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your role?
Working with my clients to get the answers that they deserve and the compensation that they need in order to get their lives back on track as far as possible. My clients inspire and motivate me every single day.
What do you like about working for Irwin Mitchell?
The people! I feel very lucky to work alongside such excellent solicitors, not just in my own area of law, but in other fields too. We’re specialists in what we do and it enables me to provide my clients with the best possible service to navigate them through life’s ups and downs.
What do you do away from the office?
I am a keen baker, which results in me also being a regular Slimming World attender. I enjoy playing racket sports and travelling to new places. I have also recently learnt to embroider.