I’m a solicitor in the medical negligence team at Irwin Mitchell. I’m based in the Sheffield office.
I completed my Law degree at the University of Sheffield, graduating with a 2.1. I later completed my Legal Practice Course with a distinction grade.
I also worked as a case worker during university at Support Through Court. This involved note taking, form writing and assistance for Litigants in Person.
I started working at Irwin Mitchell in 2015, initially as a paralegal before I completed my training to become a solicitor.
I have experience in a variety of clinical negligence claims arising from NHS Hospitals, GPs and private practitioners. My work varies but I often handle claims relating to missed or delayed diagnosis, and negligent surgery or procedures.
I have my own clients and I also help senior members of my team with complex and high value cases. These cases are often concerning significant brain injuries or negligence resulting in amputation.
What inspired you to get into law?
I’ve wanted to pursue a law career since I was in year 7 and I’m pretty sure Elle Woods was my inspiration!
Since then, I’ve been inspired by the people I helped with the Support Through Court service, as well as our clients.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your role?
Medical negligence claims involve a person who has placed their trust in a medical professional and they’ve been let down.
Building the trust of that person back up and being able to guide them through the legal process to get a positive outcome is a great feeling.
What do you like about working at Irwin Mitchell?
Irwin Mitchell is a firm filled with genuinely kind people - they give their time freely to our charity partners, our clients and also our colleagues. This fosters a professional and friendly environment where it’s easy to learn more and collaborate.
We have an extensive diversity and inclusion network which is aimed at the advancement of age, gender, race, culture, religion and LGBTQIA+ rights and education. This works to ensure all colleagues are understood, respected and supported.
What do you do away from the office?
I enjoy interior design (enthusiastic novice), true crime documentaries and travelling. I love seeing my friends and family as much as I can.
I have a demanding dog, Peppa, or to use her ‘Sunday name’: Princess Peppa. She loves nothing more than a long walk and playing ball.