I’m a solicitor in the Medical Negligence team in Birmingham. I was born and raised in Coventry and I have worked at Irwin Mitchell since 2014. I’m an accredited Senior Litigator with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, reflecting my substantial experience in complex medical negligence claims.
My cases consider the care and treatment of patients by NHS Trusts, GPs, and private practitioners. I work exclusively for the patient, fully investigating the care they’ve received and answering questions they have on how their injury came about.
I enjoy grappling with complex legal and practical issues and am committed to getting the very best outcome for the people I work for.
My work includes:
• Orthopaedic injuries
• Delayed diagnosis of cancer and other medical conditions
• Obstetric care
• Serious brain injuries.
I’ve represented many people who have suffered due to inappropriate treatment and I’m proud of the successes I’ve had at trial.
What inspired you to get into law?
I wanted to work in a profession that’s varied, challenging and interesting. I decided to focus my legal practice on medical law so I could work to improve people’s lives.
Medical issues can affect anybody in society and I strongly believe that every person affected by a medical mistake should be able to get answers and justice.
What's the most rewarding aspect of your role?
I often work with people whose lives have been devastated by the impact of medical negligence. It’s rewarding to help them navigate and understand the legal process, and ultimately get them the funds to help rebuild their lives.
What do you like about working at Irwin Mitchell?
I really enjoy working with the very best medical negligence team in the country. The experience the team has in progressing complicated medical cases is unrivalled.
What do you do away from the office?
Veganism is something I’m passionate about and I’m involved with the Vegan Society, an international charity, as a legal/advocacy volunteer.
I help the Society make best use of limited resources to support its members. This can involve inputting into wider policy issues, such as a Vegan Society campaign regarding in-flight meals, or helping individual members with legal or practical queries.
I’m also preparing an academic publication on the application of legal provisions on the treatment of vegans undergoing treatment for disordered eating in the UK.
When I am not visiting family and friends in my home town of Coventry, I’ve been known to take part in various adrenaline-fuelled activities. I’ve abseiled down the side of Birmingham Women’s Hospital to raise money for the hospital charity and base jumped from the top of the tallest building in the southern hemisphere.
Shortlisted for ’The Clinical Negligence Rising Star Award 2019’ in the PIC Magazine Awards
"Irwin Mitchell were professional, thorough and diligent throughout the whole process. I was well treated, kept well informed and they had a plentiful supply of medical experts to support with the case." - 5* Trustpilot review
"I was left scarred and with nerve damage following numerous botched attempts at cannulating a vein at hospital. The follow up treatment was very poor so I contacted Irwin Mitchell to take on my case and they were extremely helpful from the start. They kept me informed of the process throughout and Jade Elliot-Archer, who was my appointed solicitor, was excellent and achieved a fantastic result." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Irwin Mitchell ( in particular my Solicitor Jade) guided us excellently throughout the entire process. They set our minds at ease and did all of the work whilst feeding back to us regularly. They were all guided by what we wanted to do at all stages and I am extremely pleased to say we reached a settlement which we are happy with. Thanks again to the team at IM and the barrister whom they employed. Would recommend the firm to anyone." - 5* Trustpilot review
“I want to thank you personally for your handling of my case, which I know was both complex and demanding. Throughout it all you were supportive, highly professional, demonstrating an expert grasp of the finer details. I had every confidence in your ability and would not hesitate to recommend you to others. In gaining the positive outcome we have, I am now in a position to focus on recovery and had we gone to court, I would have felt confident in doing so with the great case you had built on my behalf.” – Client A
“The settlement was way beyond our wildest dreams and it is nice to know that someone cares. It is amazing and was all achieved through your dedication and the hours you put in. We felt we could discuss anything with you. You are not just another solicitor; it was like you were part of the family.” – Client B
“Both myself and my family were impressed with the way you explained the case…we were put at ease by you and believed and trusted you…even though its your job you have still always shown compassion and your human side which I suspect makes you very popular with your clients… I am so glad and thankful and consider myself very lucky…as I know you are doing the best for me and fighting for justice.” – Client C
“You make dealing with a major law firm very easy and take away some of the mystique of finding the way around your structure and processes… your professionalism and service is second to none.” – Practice Manager, Birmingham Physios