I'm a Partner in the Medical Negligence team in Manchester, and have specialised in this area for over 16 years. I'm also a Law Society Panel Member.
I'm specialise in birth injury claims, but also have an interest in spinal injury claims and claims arising from delays or failures to diagnosis and treat. I was recognised for my expertise in claims arising from misdiagnosis in Legal 500.
What inspired you to get into law?
I'm 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 get 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 – I find it rewarding to help people in that way too.
What do you like about working at Irwin Mitchell?
I've worked at the Sheffield and Newcastle offices before I moved to Manchester in 2010. It's 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.
"She is extraordinarily calm in the most difficult situations and she prepares cases well." – Chambers & Partners, 2020
"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
"From day one, Jennifer Cawthorne has been fantastic with her help, advice, and technical understanding of my wife's issues. A very friendly person and always available to respond to any questions or concerns, even out of office hours." – Andrew Robinson, 5*, Trustpilot review
"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
"We've been supported over a number of years by Jennifer at Irwin Mitchell. She has always been professional, understanding and empathetic, keeping us fully up to date at all times, and explaining legal terms in a friendly and easy-to-understand way. We would highly recommend Jennifer and the wider team at Irwin Mitchell, and thank them for their continued support." - Sarah Land, 5*, Trustpilot review
"We have been supported by Irwin Mitchell for over three years now, and Jennifer has always been very helpful, empathetic and always kept us up to date with our case. We are very thankful for all the work you do for us and we would definitely recommend your great experience and knowledge." - Nikoleta, 5* Trustpilot review