I am a solicitor in the Public Law and Human Rights department at Irwin Mitchell. I specialise in education law, community care and healthcare (including medical treatment) and the Court of Protection. I'm especially interested in cases involving protecting and promoting the rights of children and young people with disabilities.
I joined Irwin Mitchell as a trainee in 2017, and qualified in 2019. Before this I worked for a number of human rights charities and spent time as a paralegal at an immigration and human rights firm.
What Inspired You To Get Into Law?
I have always been very interested in social justice issues. Whilst working in the charity sector I discovered how powerful the law can be as a tool to protect and promote our rights, and to help those who are most in need in our society. I’ve never looked back!
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
Seeing real, tangible improvements to people’s lives as a result of the work that we do to uphold and promote their rights. It’s also incredibly rewarding to see systemic changes that result from some of the wider public law challenges we bring against state bodies, which not only bring about important results for our clients, but also reap benefits for wider society.
What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?
I am incredibly lucky to work with a committed, passionate team of individuals who are utterly dedicated to fighting for the rights of our clients.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
I am a keen theatre-goer. I also enjoy playing tennis, singing, and am an avid baker.
"Jennifer Wright was so excellent. She helped my daughter get a successful appeal of her a level results. She was so on the ball with all the issues and the rapidly changing government guidance... Also fast clear organised efficient and also very kind and understanding and also v helpful about the financial side of things... Would highly highly recommend for all educational law issues" - 5* Trustpilot review from client
"I went to Irwin Mitchell to help me secure an EHCP [Education, Health and Care Plan] for my five year old son who has ADHD as my LA [Local Authority] had refused to assess him. My lawyer... was Jennifer Wright. The whole way through the process Jennifer was extremely helpful, understanding, efficient and basically spot on with her advice. I always felt she genuinely cared about my son and I and her support was invaluable. From instructing Jennifer and within [6 months we received] a final EHCP... With Jennifer's help my son... is thriving in a school that he loves." – 5* Trustpilot review from client
"The whole way through the process Jennifer was extremely helpful, understanding, efficient and basically spot on with her advice. I always felt she genuinely cared about my son and I and her support was invaluable." - Client
"We are extremely grateful to you both and to Counsel for all the work which you have put in and to Jennifer, who has been very much at the coal face, for the very high standard of support and client care which we have received from her." - Client
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