I’m a Partner in the Medical Negligence team in our Birmingham office, although I currently live in Staffordshire. I run my own case load as well as supervising other solicitors. I’ve worked for Irwin Mitchell since 2009 when I started as a trainee.
I act exclusively for clients in clinical negligence cases, helping people bring claims against NHS Trusts, private practitioners and general practitioners (GPs). I run my own varied case load, which includes cases involving:
- Stroke and profound brain damage
- Spinal injuries
- Neonatal deaths
- Delay in diagnosis of cancer
- Cosmetic surgery negligence.
I specialise in high-value stroke and spinal injury cases and I’m passionate about securing the maximum amount of compensation for my clients to help them get the rehabilitation they need, and ensure take care of their future needs. I’m particularly proud of the success I've had at trial, even when those cases have been complicated.
Before joining the Medical Negligence team, I worked with the Serious Injury team in Birmingham. This means I also have experience of dealing with high-complexity brain injury claims for both adults and children.
I'm a member of Irwin Mitchell's Parent Carer Forum - a safe online space to connect with fellow parent carers and discuss the issues that matter to you. Join the Parent Carer Forum on Facebook.
What inspired you to get into law?
I've always had a passion for problem solving and working with people, and the fact that I now get to help vulnerable individuals at a very difficult time of their life is incredibly rewarding.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your role?
I'm passionate about helping people who've suffered as a result of clinical negligence. I will strive to secure financial compensation to improve quality of life and aid with rehabilitation.
What do you like about working at Irwin Mitchell?
Irwin Mitchell really care about their clients and ensure that they receive the best level of client care. Furthermore, at Irwin Mitchell I am fortunate enough to be working with some of the most talented clinical negligence lawyers in the country. Irwin Mitchell are the best firm in the field of clinical negligence and I'm so pleased to be a member of such a brilliant team.
What do you do away from the office?
When I’m not working I am usually spending time with family and friends or my adorable pug, Parker and my French bulldog, Frankie. I love taking them on long walks in the Staffordshire Countryside which is where I now live.
I also love travelling and before starting my career I drove the entire length of Route 66 in the USA.
'Jenna Harris has particular strength in adult neurological injuries.' 'Emma Rush and Jenna Harris are the outstanding partners. Both get fantastic results, are knowledgeable and take on very difficult cases’. - Legal 500 2024 (Next Generation Partner)
"Jenna Harris and Emma Rush are both exceptional lawyers with great attention to detail, fine analytical skills and are very popular with the clients." - Legal 500 2022
Jenna Harris is "hardworking [and has] great judgement [and] practice beyond her years." - Legal 500 2021 (Rising Star)
"I have to say that having Jenna Harris as our Trusted Advisor is fantastic! Jenna has the ability to be calm at all times whilst being the consummate professional, listening and providing advice and support throughout what has been and still is a 'rollercoaster journey'. Jenna's tenacity and ability to build relationships quickly ( even in a pandemic) is world class and in my humble opinion IM are so lucky to have her on the team as she is a massive asset to the firm. I know she has been recognised as 'Rising Star' within the profession - but in our eyes she is a SUPERSTAR! I have no hesitation in recommending Jenna and her team and I thank them for all they do. I don't know where we would be without her !" - 5* Trustpilot review
"I can't fault Irwin Mitchell at all throughout the processes. Jenna Harris and her team have been more than welcoming, thoughtful and caring towards my case. Even through the pandemic I have received a number of phone call meetings and regular email updates when required. She's always had my best interests at heart and advised me with any decision and the right course of action to take and also explained in great detail which then helped make the whole process easier and more understandable regarding the complications and overall proceedings of the case." - 5* Trustpilot Review
"Honest, knowledgeable, aware, organised, informed, empathetic, engaging, transparent and inclusive" - 5* Trustpilot Review
"In my humble opinion the team go the extra mile for their clients and have been a great support from a legal perspective but also showing that they care and are very experienced in medical negligence and have been very honest with me from day one - which is something I really appreciate. Jenna and the team are now considered trusted advisors and friends and have the ability to make me and my family feel at ease when difficult conversations need to be had... I 100% recommend speaking with the team if you have any issues - they are great!" - 5* Trustpilot Review
"Jenna Harris who is dealing with the case is amazing, she is so efficient and always keeps us fully informed at every stage. It feels like some of the worry and anguish has been lifted off our shoulders knowing our case is being dealt with so professionally, efficiently and with empathy. Thank you Jenna and Team." - 5* Trustpilot Review
"Herself and her team were empathetic yet professional, understanding to our circumstances yet efficient. The whole process was made easier because of Jenna and her team, they were accommodating and took the time to explain legal jargon and the process involved and kept us updated at all times. They responded to emails efficiently, there was never an instance where we had to ring up to chase any kind of progress on the case because they kept us so well informed at all times.
"They guided us well in terms of advice, explained best and worst case scenarios. It was a very difficult emotional topic for us as a family to deal with but Jenna and her team took all the irrelevant stress away form us and took a lead on managing everything, preparing documents, gathering information. They made the process a lot less stressful than we anticipated." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Hardworking, great judgement, practice beyond her years" - Legal 500 2020/21 (Listed as a Rising Star)
"Possesses 'great tenacity' and is 'definitely a solicitor that a client would want in their corner'" - Legal 500, 2018/19
"I am so pleased and satisfied with the way in which Jenna has handled my clinical negligence case. She kept me fully informed from day one. Jenna and the staff at Irwin Mitchell all contributed to the successful outcome of my case. I will certainly advise anyone seeking legal help in the future to contact Irwin Mitchell.' - Client
"I would like to thank you for the pragmatic way in which you handled settlement negotiations, which I am sure saved time and emotional strain for your client. As I said to you on the telephone, this is a very sad case and I have the utmost sympathy for your client. I do wish her and her family (you mentioned her son in particular) all the very best for the future.’ - Defendant Solicitor