I’m a solicitor specialising in Medical Negligence. I’m based in Manchester but represent clients across the North-West.
I deal with a wide variety of claims including claims for: surgical errors, misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, fatal claims, and inquests. I have experience working on claims against: NHS Trusts, private doctors and surgeons, GPs, and dentists. I'm one of the solicitors in the team who is part of the cosmetic surgery sub-team.
I also act for children and the relatives of patients who have passed away.
Although I deal with a wide variety of claims, I have a particular interest in claims involving delays in diagnosis of cancer, obstetrics, and those involving functional neurological disorder.
What inspired you to get into law?
I originally studied chemistry at university but after spending a lot of my time in a lab’ with not much human interaction I realised that a career as a scientist wasn’t for me. I still enjoyed solving problems, creating arguments, and analysing evidence so law seemed like the perfect alternative. Once I started to explore this, I discovered how passionate I was about helping people to solve their problems (particularly when this involved righting a wrong) which inspired me to get into this profession. My first experience of working in the field of medical negligence was in 2017 and since then I’ve known that this is the area of law I wanted to dedicate my career to.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your role?
People have a wide range of reasons for wishing to pursue a medical negligence claim including obtaining a comprehensive compensation settlement to improve their quality of life, accessing specialist rehabilitation, finding out why they or a loved one received substandard treatment, and a desire to prevent similar incidents from happening to other people. No matter what the driving force behind bringing a claim, every successful outcome after guiding a client through the litigation process is rewarding, particularly when their case is not clear-cut and involves complex medical or legal issues.
What do you like about working at Irwin Mitchell?
Everyone has the same goal, which is to put our clients first. I enjoy being part of a national and diverse team comprising of the UK’s largest personal injury practice. Being part of a wider team allows us to assist our clients and their families with every aspect of their recovery, from medical negligence such as with Court of Protection assistance, financial advice, setting up a personal injury compensation trust, or challenging a Local Authority care decision with the assistance of our Public Law and Human Rights colleagues.
“Henry McCabe... in my opinion is the best paralegal any lawyer could wish for, his efficiency, attention to detail, and his patience, know no bounds. Lindsay Wise and her team are caring and more importantly super efficient.” – Former client, 5* Trustpilot Review
"We were assigned Dina Lambourne a senior associate solicitor as our case manager... She was supported by a junior “Henry” who when Dina was not available was also very helpful… I am sure that Henry also did plenty to assist Dina and both were very easy to get on with and have a pleasant re assuring manner.” – Husband of a former client