I’m a chartered legal executive in the Medical Negligence and Abuse Litigation Team. I’ve worked at Irwin Mitchell since 2017, qualifying as a legal executive in 2020. I was admitted to the roll of solicitors in 2022.
I have experience in a range of medical negligence cases, including delays in diagnosis of cancer, orthopaedic cases, a wide range of gynaecology and urology matters, as well as spinal cord injuries.
I also act for individuals who’ve suffered physical and sexual abuse at the hands of carers, youth/church leaders and other adults in a position of trust.
What inspired you to get into law?
I was inspired to get into law because I wanted to pursue a career where I could use my problem-solving and client care skills to help and support others in seeking justice.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your role?
I love meeting some truly exceptional clients.
What do you like about working at Irwin Mitchell?
The best things about working at Irwin Mitchell are working in a team who’re experts in their field and delivering outstanding results for clients.
What do you do away from the office?
I enjoy skiing, walking my dog, cooking and playing the piano.
“From beginning to end I felt special as a client. When I called and wanted information, I was always given good advice and I never felt like I was a nuisance. Jemma small and Chris were absolutely superb whereas I mostly dealt with Jemma she’s a kind and considerate young lady and I would totally recommend Irwin Mitchell to anybody who needed them.” - 5* Trustpilot review
“Time given by Christopher Hurlston and Jemma Small (Birmingham branch) was always given, with balanced perspective and experienced counsel, and notably with patience and empathy. I felt that I was treated as an individual and that my tragic experience was never forgotten or taken for granted as the legal processes ran their course. Their sensitivity throughout the case was outstanding; every time they asked me to provide further information they were acutely aware of the painful memories that I was having to revisit and acknowledged this with compassion.”- 5* Trustpilot review
“I was provided with a team of dedicated professionals for whom acted throughout for me, my best interest. Mr Hulston, Miss Small, Mr Daniel’s are an absolute credit and asset to Irwin Mitchell Solicitor’s. They treat you fairly, openly and actually listen, I know that been said is repetitive however I have had my fair share of legal representatives, and I had never experienced professionalism like what was bestowed upon me, my case.” - 5* Trustpilot review
“I began my claim back in 2016 and Christopher Hurlston and Jemma Small helped me a lot to successfully win my case. When my case began we had another solicitor but she left and we got Chris. He dealt with the case in a very professional manner and Jemma helped us a lot too. They both did an amazing job on getting a successful claim for me alongside the barrister Patricia Leonard. Thank you Chris and Jemma for your great work in order to help me.” - 5* Trustpilot review