I'm a Solicitor in the Medical Negligence team in our Birmingham office. I specialise in representing individuals who have been injured as a result of medical negligence by GPs, hospitals or other healthcare providers.
I began working in law in 2012 but have worked in Medical Negligence since 2016. I have experience in a wide range of cases, including surgical, orthopaedics, oncology, general practice, psychiatric, obstetric/gynaecology, and fatal cases involving the death of a loved one. I have a particular interest in cases arising from the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
As well as my own varied case load, I also assist the partners in the team on catastrophic injury cases including those involving birth, brain and spinal injuries.
I strive to provide a compassionate and empathetic service to clients at what is often one of the hardest times of their lives.
What inspired you to get into law?
I graduated in 2009 with a First Class Honours Degree in Law with Neuroscience. I've always been interested in science and medicine, but have also always had a strong desire to pursue and encourage access to justice in addition to helping people. Growing up, I also had family that worked in the medical profession. I have worked in different areas of law but finally found “my” area in Medical Negligence. I enjoy the varied nature of the work, learning about the medical side of things, and at the same time I get to help people at one of the most vulnerable times of their lives.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your role?
Being a part of a process that makes a difference to someone’s life is incredibly rewarding, as well as humbling. I'm privileged to have met some truly remarkable people while working in this role.
What do you like about working at Irwin Mitchell?
Irwin Mitchell has an enviable reputation in Medical Negligence and I am proud to work for one of the best law firms in the country. The breadth of experience across the firm means that colleagues, and therefore clients, are well supported. Everyone at the firm is passionate about helping people who have been injured through no fault of their own and there is a real team focussed approach towards getting the best results for our clients.
We are also very lucky to have the opportunity to participate in a variety of charitable and pro-bono initiatives through the firm’s connections with local charities and communities.
What do you do away from the office?
I enjoy being outdoors and one of my favourite places to be is at the top of a hill somewhere, often accompanied by my chocolate Labrador, Arthur. I love skiing, and writing (when I get the chance) and am also a keen reader.
Named as a Key Lawyer in most recent edition of the Legal 500.