I joined Irwin Mitchell as a solicitor in September 2007. I became an Associate in September 2011, a Senior Associate in 2017, and a Partner in 2018.
My team and I assist clients who’ve sustained life-changing injuries as a result of road traffic collisions, accidents at work or incidents on premises. I typically represent clients who’ve suffered brain injuries or severe orthopaedic injuries. I have specific expertise in cases where children and young adults have been injured.
The main focus for me is to engage with the Defendant insurers as soon as possible so the legal claim can be used to fund a client’s rehabilitation and maximise recovery. Our team’s aim is to put a care package in place together with all the recommended therapies in order to restore our client’s quality of life as soon as possible.
I’m a member of APIL and an accredited Senior Litigator. I hold APIL’s specialist Brain Injury accreditation and I’m one of their assessors for that accreditation.
I was a Trustee for Headway North West London (Brent and Harrow) for 4 years and I sat on the Board of Roadpeace, the national road safety charity for 8 years.
What inspired you to get into law?
Agatha Christie novels for the problem-solving element definitely played their part. I also wanted to work in a profession where I would have day to day client contact and ultimately make a difference.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your role?
Clients come to us at a very distressing moment in their lives. The most rewarding part of my role has to be, without a doubt, seeing clients’ quality of life improve as a result of the legal claim, the funding obtained, the clinicians coming on board.
What do you like about working at Irwin Mitchell?
My colleagues are all committed and passionate about what they do. We have great resources from our colleagues in support departments and we all share a wealth of knowledge on specialist cases. Everyone just wants to help our clients as best they can.
What do you do away from the office?
Having hung up my 5-a-side football boots, tennis is my new obsession. The theatre and travel are my other two hobbies.
"A first-class lawyer who leaves no stone unturned on behalf of her clients. She is empathetic, always on top of detail, builds relationships of trust with clients and opponents alike but will stand her ground and gets great results for her clients." - Legal 500, 2023
Cases of Note:
Many of my clients have sustained a spinal injury. In such cases, I have successfully used the claim as a means of getting the rehabilitation they need in place for them at the earliest possibility. This approach focuses on maximising my client’s quality of life and ultimately, also assists in maximising damages recovered. Settlements have ranged from £5m to £13.25m.
Traumatic brain injury is sometimes an invisible injury. Clients will need to be seen by specialist medical experts and clinicians to ensure the practical difficulties they face on a day to day basis come to the fore. Again, using the claim to obtain interim payments and securing early therapeutic intervention and support is the way Irwin Mitchell approaches such cases. Seven figure settlements have been obtained for our clients in such cases.
Over the years I have acted for clients who have sustained a multitude of orthopaedic injuries. They may cause life long difficulties for clients when recovery is not 100 per cent or increased mobility restrictions as the client ages. Such injuries may affect people’s ability to return to pre-injury work and loss of earnings is often a head of loss which needs to be thoroughly investigated. Settlements in excess of £300,000 have been secured.