I am a solicitor in the Medical Negligence team in Birmingham and I have worked for Irwin Mitchell since 2014.
All of my cases consider the care and treatment that NHS Trusts, GPs, and private practitioners have provided for their patients. I act exclusively for the patient, fully investigating the care they have received and providing answers to the questions they have about how their injury came about.
I enjoy grappling with complex legal and practical issues and am committed to getting the very best outcome for my clients.
I help people who have been affected by:
- Orthopaedic injuries
- Delayed diagnosis of cancer and other medical conditions
- Obstetric care
- Serious brain injuries.
I have a particular interest in orthopaedic injuries. I’ve represented many clients who have suffered due to inappropriate treatment for broken bones and negligent orthopaedic surgeries, including people who have needed avoidable amputations.
What inspired you to get into law?
I wanted to work in a profession that is varied, challenging and interesting. The reason why I decided to focus my legal practice on medical law was the desire to work with individual clients to improve their lives.
I know that medical issues can affect anybody in society and strongly believe that every person who has been affected by a medical mistake should have the opportunity to get answers and justice.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your role?
I often work with clients whose lives have been devastated by the impact of medical negligence. It is rewarding to assist those clients with navigating and understanding the legal process, and ultimately getting them the funds to help them to rebuild their lives.
What do you do away from the office?
I am a passionate vegan so can often be found at local vegan festivals making the most of the food! I also volunteer for the Vegan Society, assisting vegans with legal and advocacy-related queries.
I have also been known to take part in various adrenalin-fuelled activities such as parachuting, bungee jumping and caving. Some examples include abseiling down the side of Birmingham Women’s Hospital to raise money for the hospital charity, and base jumping from the top of the tallest building in the southern hemisphere!