I'm a senior associate in the Medical Negligence team in Birmingham, running 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 resulting in stroke and profound brain damage, spinal injuries, fatalities, neonatal deaths, delay in diagnosis of cancer, and cosmetic surgery claims. 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 that their future needs are also taken care of. I'm particularly proud of the success I have 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.
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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 travelling and before starting my career I drove the entire length of Route 66 in the USA.
"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