I am a Partner within the Medical Negligence team in our Birmingham office and I have worked for Irwin Mitchell since 2007.
I act exclusively on behalf of clients in clinical negligence cases, helping people bring claims against NHS Trusts, GPs and private practitioners. I have a varied caseload including cases resulting in amputations, poor outcomes from cosmetic surgery and cases leading to fatalities.
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.
"She cares passionately about her cases and I feel that she puts her heart and soul into doing her utmost to get the right outcome for her client." - Chambers & Partners, 2019
"'Prepares her cases exceptionally well' and has 'very good judgment when it comes to bringing them to a successful resolution'". - Legal 500, 2018/19
She is noted for her "warmth with clients, and good understanding of cases and tactics." An interviewee enthuses: "She is pragmatic but never undersells the client and has a keen understanding of what works and what doesn't." - Chambers & Partners 2018
Emma Rush has "sound judgement" and "wonderful ability to multi-task." - Chambers & Partners 2017
"She is very tenacious and a brilliant negotiator with the defendants. She is organisationally brilliant, which is important in these cases where everything has to be lined up and set in order." - Chambers & Partners 2017
What Inspired You To Get Into Law?
I really wanted a career which would mean I was interacting with people constantly, and hopefully making things better for them. I had thought of becoming a vet but I am allergic to cat hair so concluded against that idea.
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 clinical lawyers and we strive to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients. In addition, everyone here is extremely friendly and coming to work is a joy, not a chore.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
Outside of work I love music and attending music concerts. I enjoy decorating although I do this infrequently. I also love travelling and try to visit a new country every year.