I am an Associate Solicitor in Serious Injury team in Newcastle. I have a particular interest in working with clients who have sustained serious or catastrophic injury and in working with families following a fatal accidents. I have represented a number of families at Inquests.
Before moving to the Newcastle office, I was part of the Military Injury Claims team in Manchester, where I represented numerous service personnel and veterans.
I am Vice-Chair of Headway Forces Support Group and a member of APIL.
What Inspired You To Get Into Law?
One of my A-level teachers suggested it as I always enjoyed a debate!
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
Building up a rapport with clients
What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?
Being able to practice in a niche area of law.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
I enjoy spending time with my friends and family and going for holidays in the sun.
I have recently written an article following a military inquest for Inquest magazine.
"It has been a long couple of years of hard work but IM kept up our spirits all the way and thanks to their help my son's family is now financially secure. I would especially like to thank Elaine Malcolm, Maria Harvey, Kim Davies and Laura Gabbey-Cristofini for all their hard work and support in progressing this claim. Their help especially their support in the early days is very much appreciated and we as a family can thoroughly recommend Irwin Mitchell." 5* Trustpilot review
"During my lengthy 3+ year claim process I had constant contact(s) who kept me fully informed of the process and the stages my claim would go through. Laura Gabbey-Cristofini (who initially picked up my case) along with Adele Jepson and Elaine Malcolm who subsequently took over, were not only professional at all times but also fully knowledgeable, compassionate and understanding. Without their help, support and focus to get the best possible outcome I think the 3 plus years it took my class to settle would have felt like a very long and dry legal process." - 5* Trustpilot review
“The communication was superb, and Laura was always on the other side of the line whenever I required any clarification of information.” – Mrs TN