I am an Associate Paralegal with over 21 years' experience.
I worked in the Serious Injuries Unit in the Personal Injury department in the Sheffield office.
I deal with an array of matters relating to road traffic accidents, including serious orthopaedic injuries, complicated chronic pain cases and fatal accidents.
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
I get satisfaction from recovering high level settlements for my injured clients.
What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?
Having spent the entire 21 years of my working career at Irwin Mitchell, it is without doubt the people that I work with that are the most enjoyable aspect.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
I enjoy spending time with my two boys, attending the gym and watching Sheffield Wednesday.
"They explained and helped me through the mine field of the legal process and have been on the end of the phone and email to answer any questions and worries... I couldn't have been happier with the service I received. I do appreciate the work they have done and the outcome which has now just come to an end and waiting to receive my compensation which will help me get on with the rest of my life. Thanks again Ian Whittaker and his team" - 5* Trustpilot review
"My case took over 3 years before reaching settlement, but I was thoroughly happy with the outcome. Mr. Whittaker, who managed my case at Irwin Mitchell, anticipated any problems and explained it to me with unusual clarity and patience, both on the telephone and in writing. I was impressed with his unusual capacity to make sense of an intricate legal situation to a lay person. I ended up receiving a settlement that was twice what my opponent initially offered. I would recommend Mr. Whittaker for his expertise, perspicacity, patience and courtesy without any reservations." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Professional yet personal - two words I have never put together in describing legal services before. Ian W and Michael T were empathetic, compassionate and patient with my mother, listened over and over when she repeated her account. My mother often found talking to Ian & Michael more like talking to family than talking to people in the legal industry.
They make you feel comfortable, supported and explain the case the whole way through - start to finish. My mother’s case is now resolved and I think she’s a little bit sad that she'll miss her conversations with Ian! I can never thank these two gentlemen enough for their tenacity and doggedness to reach a successful resolution on my mother’s behalf. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Irwin Mitchell to all and we consider ourselves well served by IM." - 5* Trustpilot review
"The outcome, which exceeded my expectations, was down to the professionalism, diligence and determination of my solicitor Ian Whittaker and his superb support team, in particular his assistant Michael Turner. Ian and his assistant were so incredibly supportive, empathetic, and they made it their mission to effectively communicate and methodically work through, with me, my complex case at every stage. Ian fought my corner with confidence and he never shied away from the many challenges that he was presented with. At times I felt it would have been easier to walk away but Ian provided the encouragement and constant reassurance I needed. I have no doubt in my mind that Ian was focused on seeking the justice that I deserved.
To complicate an already complicated case, due to COVID-19 , my case was required to be heard remotely over a 4 Day Trial. Due to Ian's extensive experience and skills, I was fully prepared and rehearsed on the Trials proceedings, and Michael did an excellent detailed and precise compilation of case notes required. Words cannot describe the relief I have experienced after a long 7 year battle. Thanks to Ian Whittaker, his assistant Michael Turner, and to the carefully appointed and brilliant Medical Experts and Barrister, I have landed an outcome that has surpassed my expectations and justice has been achieved.
I feel truly blessed to have had such quality representation and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Irwin Mitchell in the future, particularly my solicitor Ian Whittaker and his assistant Michael Turner." - 5* Trustpilot review
"After suffering an horrendous accident & being in so much pain Ian Whittaker assured me he would do his upmost best to represent me. He has done a fantastic job and thought of all eventualities, after a worrying time at the start trying to get an interim payment. This was pursued by Ian Whittaker and he helped gain this payment in order to ease my worrying times as I was still off work & not being paid.. I would definitely recommend Irwin Mitchel to represent you after any injury or for a solicitor. My outcome has been Fantastic and I am over the moon with the outcome.. Many thanks Ian Whittaker, I really appreciate everything you've done for me." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Excellent, very professional, efficient and caring from the beginning through some very difficult times for my Son and the whole family right up until it's conclusion." - Client
"Really happy with Irwin Mitchell especially Ian and Michael, the service I received over the 3 or so years was nothing but excellent, I would highly recommend them, they treat me and my family with care and consideration and respect and always made us feel very welcome. Thanks again" - Client
“You demonstrated a high level of competence, expertise and commitment. I am fortunate to have been the recipient of that hard work…
…I want to thank you for the humanity you showed to me personally. There were times as you know when I felt on the edge with the whole process, I know that you reached out to me in those moments when your workload and working hours wouldn’t have made that easy…
…This is a level of professionalism that I was very fortunate to encounter...I am also aware that my case threw up some real curve balls and last minute pitfalls that could have proven really damaging had you not responded swiftly, taking valuable hours out of your family time to do so…
…Your expertise in anticipating the Defendants moves, and ensuring that we had all the evidence required to present a robust case, was shown by the events to be astute and insightful…The events of that final day demonstrated that my confidence wasn’t misplaced.” – Client