Jennifer is a Partner in the Medical Negligence team in Manchester and has specialised in this area for over 16 years. Jennifer is a Law Society Panel Member which recognises her skills and experience in this area.
Jennifer is known for her expertise in birth injury claims but also has an interest in spinal injury claims and claims arising from delays or failures to diagnosis and treat. Jennifer was recognised for her expertise in claims arising from misdiagnosis in Legal 500.
"She doesn't miss a thing and is always one step ahead….She puts our minds at ease and explains processes clearly. She is also very compassionate." - Chambers & Partners 2019
"I am really pleased with Irwin Mitchell and Jennifer Cawthorne who worked so hard to get us the compensation for my husband. I can't thank them enough.
"Jennifer especially was so easy to talk to, whilst being very professional, I felt I could ask her about things I didn't quite understand,and not feel stupid. I would recommend them 100 percent." - Lynn Turner, client
She is praised for being "always very calm and careful in the way she prepares cases." Sources say that she "always explains everything thoroughly – and in plain English rather than legalese" and commend her ability "make a daunting prospect less so." – Chambers & Partners, 2018
"She's excellent at dealing with difficult cases". "She is tenacious and won't let a case go until it is absolutely clear." – Chambers & Partners, 2017
"Tremendously committed to her clients, works exceptionally hard and provides a good and realistic assessment of each case" - Legal 500, 2017
She is noted for her client care, and one observer says: "She is absolutely first-rate, she works incredibly hard for her clients and no stone is left unturned." – Chambers & Partners, 2016
"She is calm and conscientious, and gets great results for her client." – Chambers & Partners, 2014
'The "brilliant" Jennifer Cawthorne is experienced in matters spanning oncology, neurosurgery, and missed diagnosis.' – Legal 500, 2014
What Inspired You To Get Into Law?
I am really interested in medicine and law, and a career that enabled me to combine both seemed like the ideal choice for me. Work experience during school and college holidays definitely confirmed this. I enjoy the variety and challenges the job brings.
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
I always wanted to help people and derive great job satisfaction in securing compensation for injured clients and their families. I also know that finding answers to often long held questions is of huge importance to clients and I work hard to obtain those answers and find it rewarding to help people in that way too.
What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?
I have worked at the Sheffield and Newcastle offices before I moved to Manchester in 2010. It is a friendly and supportive environment to work in and everyone is always working hard to exceed client's expectations and secure the maximum compensation they can.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
I enjoy travelling, particularly to the Far East and Australia. At home, I enjoy cooking for friends and family.