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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.

Client Testimonials

'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.'

Read My Comments On The Latest News

  • 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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  • 16/08/2017
    Family Of Cancer Victim ‘Hit By Treatment Delays’ To Receive Settlement Following Legal Action

    “Securing this settlement for Fallon is a small ray of light in a desperately tragic and devastating case. “A young father sought medical advice related to a lump and put his faith in the medical professionals who advised him. Unfortunately, by the time he received the appropriate care it was too late. “We will continue to work with Fallon to ensure she and Harry have the support they need moving forward.”

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  • 19/06/2017
    Family Of Cancer Victim Hit By Treatment Delays Continue Search For Answers

    “This is an incredibly tragic case in which a young father has sought treatment and advice related to a lump, but who we believe only got the care he required when it was simply too late. “While it is welcome that some admissions have been made in the case, we are determined to ensure that Daniel’s family get the answers and justice they deserve regarding his death. “This case has raised very serious concerns and it is vital that steps are taken to ensure the same problems never happen again.”

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