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Jenna Harris

Senior Associate Solicitor


I am a senior associate in the Medical Negligence team in Birmingham. I have 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 am 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.

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.

What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?

I am passionate about helping people who have 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 am so pleased to be a member of such a brilliant team.

What Do You Do Away From The Office?

When I am not working I am usually spending time with family and friends. 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

Read My Comments On The Latest News

  • 14/03/2019
    NHS Trust Apology For Leicester Woman Who Suffered Avoidable Complications Following Ectopic Pregnancy

    “Jamie has faced a truly heart-breaking series of events, as she not only endured the devastation of losing a child but also suffered incredibly traumatic and avoidable complications afterwards. “The care she received raised several questions and it is welcome to see the Trust in this case accept that it could have provided better support and also apologise regarding the issues. “We are hopeful that this is a sign that lessons will be learned from Jamie’s experiences and that no one else will face the issues that she has in the future.”

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  • 05/10/2018
    Baby Suffered Severe Brain Injury After Maternity Staff Failed To ‘Recognise and Respond’ To Heart Rate Abnormalities

    “This is an incredibly emotional time for Kyza and Alice as they still struggle to come to terms with the events that happened during Iszak’s birth. “People with cerebral palsy have complex needs and it is anticipated that Iszak will need a range of specialist rehabilitation and therapies as he grows older. “Kyza and Alice have instructed us to investigate more could have been done during Alice’s labour to prevent Iszak’s injuries and to help them access the specialist support he will need in future. “We recognise that the Trust has made several recommendations in its incident report and we urge it to ensure these are implemented as soon as possible to improve patient care for others.”

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  • 22/06/2018
    Mum Reveals Seven Year Fight To Overcome Effects Of Stroke Caused By Infection Contracted Following Childbirth

    Sarah was badly let down in the standard of care she received, which meant she experienced a life-changing moment for all the wrong reasons. “It is important that there is not a loss of confidence in the NHS but it is also important that the NHS Trusts learns lessons from the care it provided Sarah so no other families don’t have to suffer the years of hurt that Sarah and Mirko have. “We also call on the Trust to accept responsibility for its mistakes. Despite strong evidence presented against it, the Trust tried to fight this case. Eighteen months from a Judge ruling Sarah’s care was negligent, the case is still ongoing."

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  • 08/01/2018
    £2m Settlement For Dad Left Paralysed After Doctors Failed To Diagnose And Treat Spinal Abscess

    Once Kevin arrived at hospital a full examination based on his symptoms and a MRI scan would have shown that his condition was deteriorating. Action could have been taken the same day to cure Kevin’s spinal infection with likelihood being he would have made a full recovery. “For him to wait until the following day for the severity of his condition to be diagnosed was a clear breach in the duty of care he should have expected to receive. “While no amount of money can ever compensate for the way Kevin and his family’s life has been turned upside down, we hope that the settlement will now allow them to focus on the future and help them to try and get their lives back on track as much as they can. “We urge the NHS Trust to learn lessons from this sad case so others don’t have to suffer the pain Kevin and his family have gone through.”

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