I am a senior associate solicitor specialising in medical negligence based in the Cambridge office.
Since qualifying as a solicitor in 2015 I have acted exclusively for clients in medical negligence cases, helping people bring claims against NHS Trusts, GPs and private practitioners. I manage my own caseload, covering a wide range of issues, including:
- Spinal injuries, including Cauda Equina Syndrome
- Adult brain injuries, including failures in treatment and prevention in strokes and subarachnoid haemorrhage
- Wrongful birth claims
- Delay in diagnosis of cancer
- Ophthalmic injuries
- Birth injuries
- Avoidable deaths including stillbirth and neonatal deaths
Of these, I have a particular interest in those claims relating to Cauda Equina Syndrome, wrongful birth, the delayed diagnosis of subarachnoid haemorrhage, as well as claims arising from the diagnosis and prevention failures in relation to strokes. I also assist a number of clients who have lost loved ones as a result of errors which could have been avoided in their medical treatment.
In addition to my own caseload I also assist Guy Forster, the Head of the Medical Negligence team in Cambridge, with complex cases often involving children who have sadly suffered injuries at birth.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your role?
The most rewarding part of my role is when I secure an outcome for my clients, be it an apology, an explanation about the treatment they received, or compensation.
It's gratifying to know that my clients are satisfied when they have completed the legal process and are able to move forward knowing that they have the answers they need.
What do you like about working for Irwin Mitchell?
It's fantastic working for a firm that puts their clients first and foremost. Irwin Mitchell offers a complete package of services that clients may need throughout their claim and beyond.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
Away from the office I love to read a good thriller, drink copious amounts of coffee, cook up a storm in the kitchen and travel the world.
"‘Gurpreet Lalli is very talented, a rising star of the clinical negligence world. Really pushes for her clients and supported by an excellent team at IM Cambridge." - Legal 500, 2024
"She is intellectually “top-drawer” and consistently obtains highly beneficial results for her clients. Gurpreet is a fearless negotiator who can hold her own against the vicissitudes of strong-willed defendant practitioners and overall, she has tactical acumen that should see her at partner level in the near future" - Legal 500, 2023
"She has good judgement and is a safe pair of hands." - Chambers & Partners, 2023
"Gurpreet's judgement and tactical mind are really astonishing." - Chambers & Partners, 2022 (Associate To Watch)
"Gurpreet Lalli is a rising star. Judgment and skill beyond her years." - Legal 500, 2022 (Rising Star)
"Gurpreet Lalli is a recently appointed associate who takes immense care and consideration for her clients and makes very good decisions." - Legal 500, 2021 (Rising Star)
"She is good at maintaining a good strategic view." - Chambers & Partners, 2021 (Associate to Watch)
"Absolutely fantastic team. Felt extremely happy to leave everything in their hands, kept us update throughout our case. Would highly recommend." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Gurpreet Lalli from Irwin & Mitchell has been amazing whilst working on our case. She is realistic, never gives false hopes and has been contactable at all times. From the start of the case she explained all the steps which would be taken and kept us updated on a regular basis. Gurpreet truly takes time to listen to what you have to say and has always been very friendly and supportive. My husband and I would like to thank Gurpreet for her time throughout the case and for getting us justice for our baby girl. Thank you very much!" - 5* Trustpilot review
"Absolutely fantastic service from start to finish, I primarily dealt with Gurpreet Lalli (Cambridge office) for whom I have the utmost respect, she is extremely professional and honest whilst also being very personable, she offered me nothing but compassion and reassurance throughout the whole case, I also dealt with Guy Forster who was equally wonderful, all in all I would highly recommend Irwin Mitchell in all instances." - 5* Trustpilot review
"I have had an excellent experience with Irwin Mitchell - and my solicitor at the company, Gurpreet Lalli. I was unsure how to proceed with a claim at the outset, and I am so glad I chose Irwin Mitchell as I have had wonderful care and attention from the beginning of the claim to its successful outcome. My solicitor and the other staff have always been on hand to answer any questions in a straightforward way that any person can understand. If I have any need for a solicitor, then I certainly will be using Irwin Mitchell." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Gurpreet Lalli has been the cornerstone of our case for the last 3 years. She has treated my wife and I with the upmost respect and kindness in a life changing event we have had to deal with. The knowledge behind Gurpreet and Irwin Mitchell is second to none and my wife and I have always felt 100% confident having them fight our corner.
Gurpreet has always kept us well informed of our case over the last three years with a professional and unbiased view with decisions ultimately in our hands. We needed someone to fight our corner and would have never been able to find out the truth or find some kind of closure without the help of Gurpreet. I wouldn't hesitate to use Irwin Mitchell and would like to give Guy Forster a mention for our first visit and drawing from his wealth of knowledge that we had a case." - 5* Trustpilot review