I’m an Associate Solicitor in our Medical Negligence team based in our Bristol office. I have over 10 years’ experience assisting senior partners in complex obstetric cases. Now I represent a number of clients who’ve suffered birth injuries, including cerebral palsy and Erb’s palsy.
My caseload includes high value cases involving spinal injury and cauda equina syndrome, as well as several complex fatal claims. I have significant experience in representing clients at inquest and managing fatal claims involving complex family dynamics.
I also have a special interest in claims arising from negligent cosmetic surgery and I lead on these claims in Irwin Mitchell’s South Coast offices.
What Inspired You To Get Into Law?
I like people, so I always knew I wanted to work both with and for others. I am naturally very inquisitive and enjoy delving into subjects in great detail.
I find that working as a medical negligence lawyer suits me because I get to work closely with colleagues and clients whilst wrangling with complicated legal and medical issues.
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
I'm always very pleased to secure much-needed compensation for clients to help them to rebuild their lives after a traumatic event.
My clients are usually in very difficult circumstances when we first meet. It's particularly rewarding to reassure and support them through the often daunting legal process while hopefully helping them find answers about what happened to them and why.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
When I’m not working I am generally found running around after my two very energetic daughters. When time allows, I also enjoy various arty hobbies including portrait painting and upholstery.
“I was absolutely in the best possible hands having Kim as my Lawyer. I can honestly say I could not have had anyone better or nicer looking after my case. What struck me hugely about Kim, in summary, was not only that she is highly skilled in a legal capacity, but also that she demonstrates vital qualities of warmth, approachability, empathy, perceptivity and sensitivity, which are all-important in cases such as mine.” - Mrs H, Client