I am Irwin Mitchell's Regional Managing Partner for Bristol and Head of the Bristol Medical Negligence team.
I specialise in representing individuals who have suffered an injury because of the negligence of a Hospital Trust, GP or private doctor. I have a particular interest in injuries caused during pregnancy or birth to either mother or baby.
I have been involved in a lot of cases resulting from delayed meningitis diagnoses. I also have a lot of experience in representing clients at inquests and fatal claims when families have a lost a relative or loved one because of the negligence of a doctor or hospital.
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
Most of my clients are really looking for answers as to what has gone during their medical treatment and the independent medical reports that we obtain do often help with this.
Some of my clients have been left with severe disabilities and it is extremely rewarding when I obtain compensation which funds their care, rehabilitation and adaptations to property which maximises their quality of life and replaces their lost earnings which takes away financial worries.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
I enjoy yoga and pilates and (a little bit!) of running. I love the sunshine and look forward to visiting my house in Jamaica.
"Julie Lewis is extremely experienced and very capable." - Legal 500, 2023
"She is a strong lawyer whom I wouldn't hesitate to recommend." - Chambers & Partners, 2022 (Leading Individual - Band 1)
"Julie Lewis is an outstanding and very experienced clinical negligence lawyer, and a leader in her field. She is willing to take on difficult legal issues and cases and achieves excellent results." - Legal 500, 2022 (Leading Individual)
"Julie Lewis has an enviable depth of knowledge and experience that gives her clients and her team confidence that their cases are in safe hands." Julie Lewis is very experienced and able - I recommend her if I have a friend or family member who needs advice." - Legal 500, 2021 (Leading Individual)
Julie Lewis is "good on the technical details and does not leave any stone unturned." - Chambers & Partners, 2021 (Leading Individual - Band 1)
"Julie Lewis is undoubtedly in our opinion the best in her field... believe us when we say that they truly do care about the individual and in our case the family too. Due to their endless work & dedication our son is now financially stable for the rest of his life & that means everything to us. IM, especially Julie Lewis now feel like a huge part of this family & this family are very happy indeed to have them in our lives." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Highly recommended firm. Helped me so much and always supported me well. Would definitely recommend them to everyone." - 5* Trustpilot review
"We met with Julie Lewis and Eleri Davis at the Bristol Office, their professionalism expertise and calm manner enabled us to cope with the pressure of the inquest and legal activity over the following four years leading to an out of court settlement. We can only thank the Irwin Mitchell team especially Julie and Eleri and highly recommend them to any other family who find themselves in such devastating circumstances." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Julie Lewis and Eleri Davies handled my claim. From start to finish. I was kept well informed and up to date at every stage of the legal process. I can't thank them enough for their hard work, attention to detail and commitment. My case was settled out of court very successfully, and I couldn't ask for a better outcome." - 5* Trustpilot review
"We found both Julie Lewis and James Pink to be serious and understanding at all times and seemed to really understand the difficulties my wife was facing." - 5* Trustpilot review
Julie "is immensely experienced, very highly regarded and down to earth." - Chambers & Partners, 2020
An "excellent, dedicated solicitor who never takes a bad point and runs cases with determination and efficiency." - Chambers & Partners, 2018
Julie Lewis leads the "truly client-driven" practice at Irwin Mitchell, which is considered "a market leader" for cases involving elderly abuse, injuries to children and fatalities - Legal 500
Sources say that head of department Julie Lewis is "very experienced and able" and has "a very good manner with clients." - Chambers & Partners, 2017
"Tactically astute" and "very sharp" - Legal 500, 2017