I am a Partner in the Medical Negligence team in our Birmingham office and I have worked for Irwin Mitchell since 2007.
I act exclusively on behalf of claimants in medical negligence cases, helping people bring claims against NHS Trusts, GPs and private practitioners. I have a varied caseload including cases involving amputations, spinal injury and brain injury. I have a particular interest in obstetric/gynaecology cases and have represented many families where children have been left with significant disabilities and in need of lifelong private care due to injuries sustained at birth.
What inspired you to get into law?
I really just wanted a career which would mean I was interacting with people constantly, and hopefully making things better for them. I didn’t know what I wanted to specialise in when I started out, but was definitely drawn to a career in the law because I knew I would be helping people overcome issues they might have.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your role?
Absolutely the most rewarding part about my work is when settlement is achieved and a client is able to use the funds secured to make a real difference to their rehabilitation and future life.
What do you like about working at Irwin Mitchell?
The best thing about working for Irwin Mitchell is its people. I work with an extremely talented team of medical lawyers and we strive to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients. Everyone here is extremely friendly and coming to work is a joy, not a chore. I am also really passionate about developing the talent of our junior solicitors and colleagues, and I am the firm’s Training Principal.
What do you do away from the office?
I live in Staffordshire and spend most of my spare time walking in the countryside or trying to tidy up my garden, both of which are much nicer when the sun is shining!
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