I am an Associate Solicitor currently working in the Medical Negligence team based in our Birmingham office.
Before starting my Training Contract, I was employed as a Paralegal with the firm. This position allowed me to gain significant experience in dealing with both group actions and individual illness cases.
I have represented people who have fallen ill in England and Wales for a wide variety of reasons, including those who have suffered from bacterial infections caused by food served in restaurants and victims who have been exposed to contaminated water. I also have experience dealing with cases where holidaymakers have fallen ill during holidays abroad.
What Inspired You To Get Into Law?
I wanted to become a lawyer to offer support and reassurance for individuals going through difficult times in their lives.
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
There is no greater feeling than achieving a good outcome for a client which changes their lives for the better.
What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?
Irwin Mitchell puts clients first and the firm’s key values are very much in line with my own values. The firm encourages employees to build strong client relationships which I am passionate about doing.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
I enjoy running, going to the cinema and socialising.
"After a very protracted period of 16 years, in a case that was very intricate in nature, we have finally agreed a settlement. The settlement is way better than we expected when we set off on this very long road to achieve justice and financial certainty for our son. This is largely down to the perseverance, professionalism and sheer hard work delivered by Sara, Jenn and the rest of the team at Irwin Mitchell. They already know the very high esteem in which we hold them, but I would like to use this forum to publicly thank them again for the superb results achieved while representing our family. " - 5* Trustpilot review
"I have been with Irwin Mitchell now for the past 3 years. My solicitor, Jennifer Shipley, and her team have always been amazing. They have been patient, kind and always kept me in the loop. Jen has spoken to my partner in her own time when he has been confused over something happening with our case. I can not praise Jen and her team highly enough and Jen has always been supportive to me in everything, not just in dealing with my case. Jen has become our friend which we will hopefully still maintain after our case is finished." - 5* Trustpilot review
"I’ve been dealing with Irwin Mitchell and in particular Jennifer Shipley and I could not ask for better representation. She has been in constant contact from day one, she has been helpful and has informed me of everything that has been going on in detail. Any questions I have had have been answered in quick and thorough fashion and I feel at ease knowing that she is dealing with my case. I can’t recommend Irwin Mitchell and more specifically Jennifer Shipley enough and would tell anyone who wants their case dealing with by utmost professionals that these are the people to deal with!" - 5* Trustpilot review
"I currently have an ongoing medical negligence claim to which Irwin Mitchell are representing me. I have found Jen & her team wonderful to deal with. Jen is extremely professional and has also treated me with respect & kindness. I have been kept up to date with my case regularly and Jen has been fantastic with answering any queries I have. I would highly recommend Irwin Mitchell for legal services." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Sara Burns, Jennifer Shipley and Rosalie Reading were all fantastic at keeping me well informed and made sure I understood every step of the claim. It has been a long journey but I cannot fault the service at Irwin Mitchell. I don't have the words to express how truly thankful I am for all of your help and support" - 5* Trustpilot review