I joined Irwin Mitchell in 2000 and became a Partner in the Serious Injury team in Birmingham in 2011. I lead a team of 5 lawyers and we have specialisms within the team including brain injury, polytrauma, severe burns and complex fatal accident work including police liaison work and coronial law.
We routinely secure damages in excess of £1m - recent settlements include £1.25m, £1.4m and £12m. We are extremely proud to be able to work with some truly inspirational clients and to provide the “expert hand, human touch” that they and their families need during their long rehabilitation process.
Many of my clients lack capacity to manage their property and finances and litigation and we work closely with our colleagues in our leading Court of Protection team.
I am a brain injury and senior litigator accredited member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).
I am passionate about ensuring that my clients receive comprehensive and realistic advice and that consideration is given in every case to alternative dispute resolution.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
I live in rural Worcestershire and spend my spare time on long walks, gardening and attempting to restore a very old 9 acre orchard.
"She's always got time for your issue no matter how busy she is." - Chambers & Partners, 2019
"Exceptional in every way"; "Everything she does is about the client and she really knows how to shape a case." - Chambers & Partners 2017
Hilary is described by sources as “hard-working and committed to achieving the best results for her client." - Chambers & Partners 2016
Sources note that "She'll stick her neck out for clients. She's well informed and her judgement is incredible - she's exceptional." - Chambers & Partners 2014
"Kind, considerate and very understanding" - Legal 500 2014
“Hilary Wetherell showed great spirit, awareness and understanding to assist with my problems, both medical and legal. Being the superb solicitor that she is, all questions asked were responded to satisfactorily, speedily and at best, reassuringly.” – Stuart, client.