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.
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