I am an 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 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)