I am an Associate Solicitor in the Medical Negligence team based in Birmingham. I act exclusively for clients in clinical negligence cases against NHS Trusts, private practitioners, general practitioners (GPs) and dentists.
I run my own varied case load which includes cases involving a delay in diagnosis of cancer, gynaecological injuries and cases arising from sub-standard surgery.
I also specialise in cosmetic cases, and I have a particular interest in facial surgeries and breast augmentation surgeries cases arising as a result of sub-standard technique.
I also have experience helping people who have suffered psychological injuries as a result of sub-standard treatment and people who have experienced substandard dental treatment.
In addition, I assist on the team’s larger cases and have experience in working on cases involving profound brain damage, stroke, fatalities and neonatal death.
I previously worked within the International Personal Injury department at Irwin Mitchell where I gained experience in dealing with large group claims.
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
I am passionate about helping individuals who have been avoidably injured through no fault of their own. Medical negligence can result in life-changing injuries and being able to help individuals through this difficult rime in their lives is extremely rewarding and drives my passion for this area of the law.
I am passionate about helping people who have suffered as a result of clinical negligence. I will strive to secure financial compensation to improve quality of life and aid with rehabilitation.
What Do You Like About Working at Irwin Mitchell?
At Irwin Mitchell I am fortunate enough to be working with some of the most talented clinical negligence lawyers in the country.
Irwin Mitchell really care about their clients and ensure they receive the best level of client care. The firm also has a real focus on helping our clients to receive rehabilitation and get their lives back on track.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
I am a keen runner and run at least one marathon a year. I ran my first marathon for a health related charity and raised over £2,000.
I also enjoy travelling and have trekked the Inca Trail in Peru for 4 days to visit Macchu Pichu. To celebrate qualifying as a Solicitor I am climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.
"Complicated case dealt with in superb and highly professional manner. From the offset they handled everything on my behalf employing the best medical experts including an a highly experienced and knowledgeable barrister.
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"My claim took nearly 2 years to complete (due to very slow responses from the defence) and throughout Kathryn was reassuring, professional and extremely helpful. Her colleague Hannah was also an asset to IM. I cannot thank you enough for getting me a result I never thought possible, and cannot thank Kathryn enough for her help." - 5* Trustpilot review
"From the first appointment Kathryn Salt and the team at Irwin Mitchell delivered an excellent, caring service. I always had complete confidence that the advice offered was always in my best interest with options explained clearly and without jargon. Kathryn prepared the best case possible with no corners cut. I had been through a traumatic experience prior to making a claim and this was acknowledged by the way in which my appointments and dealings with Kathryn and the team were handled." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Coming towards the end of the end of a very lengthy clinical negligence case I honestly cannot thank Irwin Mitchell enough. They have been fantastic right from the start. Everything is explained step by step from day one, I have been included in every decision in my case and at times when I've found things a little stressful Kathryn has always been on hand to answer my questions and put my mind at ease. I honestly couldn't have done this without Kathryn and the whole Irwin Mitchell team and I won't hesitate to recommend them to everyone." - 5* Trustpilot review
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"I’ve just come to the end of a successful dental negligence case, and I cannot recommend Irwin Mitchell highly enough. The whole team were fantastic but in particular my solicitor, Kathryn Salt. I was supported from start to finish and kept informed every step of the way. I felt good to have such a knowledgeable and professional team fighting my case. Everything was explained to me from the very beginning, so I knew exactly what to expect. I was part of every decision within my case and received expert advice in relation to each decision.
"Not once was I pressured at any point and there is no doubt in my mind the advice Kathryn gave me was for my benefit above any profit Irwin Mitchell would potentially make. I personally found parts of the case quite stressful (these things are never pleasant) but Kathryn offered me total support. She would often bring telephone meetings forward to save me worrying. I was able to discuss all worries with her and she was wonderful at putting my mind at ease. She made me feel supported throughout." - 5* Trustpilot review