I am an Associate Solicitor in the Medical Negligence team in London, representing people who've been injured due to a medical accident, and their families. I manage my own varied caseload of complex high-value claims but have a specialist interest in:
- Obstetric injury: children who have suffered injuries at birth, with particular expertise in cerebral palsy caused by HIE, hyperglycemia and hyperbilirubinemia (kernicterus)
- Wrongful birth: Wrongful birth is the term used by the courts to describe a claim that arises out of the birth of a child who wouldn't have been born without negligent treatment e.g. failure to detect an abnormality during the antenatal period. A wrongful birth claim is generally taken by the parents.
I also have experience in oncology, meningitis, cardiology, fatal cases, gynaecological and general surgery.
I understand that the clinical negligence procedure can seem daunting and complex, so I always make sure that my clients understand every step of the process as their claim progresses.
I qualified as a solicitor in 2006, joining Irwin Mitchell in September 2009. I studied Law in Sheffield and completed my postgraduate studies at Inns of Court School of Law in London.
I worked as a paralegal dealing with personal injury claims, before completing two years training contract with Russell-Cooke Solicitors in London, where I gained extensive experience in the clinical negligence department. I am APIL-Accredited Senior Litigator.
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
Irwin Mitchell is one of the leading medical negligence firms in the country. To be able to work with an extensive team with vast experience means we can offer our clients the best possible service. This makes sure our clients get the rehabilitation they need and the compensation they deserve. It is extremely rewarding to see the difference we can make to every client's life.
What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?
Irwin Mitchell can offer its clients the full range of legal services, including access to a Client Liaison Manager, Court of Protection team, assistance with education and public law issues, employment, family, trusts, and access to a full business legal service team. This means I can give my clients the very best legal advice, throughout their legal claim and beyond. Many of my clients need support from our Court of Protection and public law teams who are able to advise on Deputyships and education issues such as EHCPs.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
Away from the office, I am a keen netball player and play for Irwin Mitchell in the London Legal and Financial League. I also love to travel and experience new cultures.
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