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Laura Ellacott

Solicitor

Biography

I work with people who’ve suffered an injury because of medical negligence from NHS hospitals, GPs and private practitioners. My work varies but often includes orthopedic injuries, delays in diagnosis of cancer, vision loss, spinal injuries and claims resulting in deaths.

What inspired you to get into law?

I always wanted a career where I could make a real difference to people’s daily lives. I also wanted to work in a profession which was challenging, varied and rewarding. For these reasons, in addition to having an interest in medicine, I decided to specialise in medical negligence. I believe every person who’s suffered an injury from a medical mistake should have the opportunity to get answers and access the support they need.

What is the most rewarding aspect of your role?

My clients have suffered life changing injuries with devastating effects on their lives. People come to us at a very challenging and difficult time. I enjoy guiding clients through the legal process and getting the answers needed to help them come to terms with the treatment they received and their condition.

The most rewarding aspect of being a medical negligence solicitor is supporting my client’s on their road to recovery and ultimately securing funds to help them access the support and aids they crucially need to rebuild their lives.

What do you like about working at Irwin Mitchell?

I’m proud to work for a law firm which focuses on client rehabilitation and champions their abilities. I’m fortunate to work within a team of incredibly talented clinical negligence lawyers who all strive to achieve the best possible outcome for each individual client.

What do you do away from the office?

On weekends I spend a lot of time travelling around the country to visit friends and family, mostly in Devon. I enjoy keeping fit. I also enjoy travelling and visit a new country each year.

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