I’m an Associate Solicitor in our medical negligence team, working in Yorkshire and the North East. I’m Accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) as a Senior Litigator and Clinical Negligence Specialist. I have experience in a broad range of claims against hospital trusts, GPs and private practitioners.
I have significant experience in fatal claims, as well as representing minors and protected parties. I’m particularly interested in handling cases involving birth injuries, adult and child brain injuries, delays in diagnosis of cancer and fatal claims.
What inspired you to get into law?
I’ve always had a strong sense of justice and desire to help people. My father was a police officer which sparked my initial interest in the law.
I spent time in the Medical Negligence department during my training and I worked on a number of interesting and complex cases. I enjoyed working closely with clients and their families and I’ve enjoyed this area of law ever since.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your role?
Without a doubt, it’s working with my clients and their families. I’m contacted by clients when they’ve suffered something traumatic, so to be able to help them and their families is a privilege.
Clients’ objectives can vary from case to case. I work with them to achieve the outcomes they want whether that be a greater understanding of what went wrong, an apology or compensation to help with rehabilitation, therapy, care etc.
I’m fortunate to work with a team of expert lawyers, therapists and clinicians who help make sure that clients and their families get the support they need. There’s no feeling quite like seeing the relief in a client’s face when we step in to help.
What do you like about working at Irwin Mitchell?
The team at Irwin Mitchell are at the top of their game and I’m fortunate to work in a team that puts its clients at the centre. No two cases are the same so we’re encouraged to look at each client and case individually.
Irwin Mitchell also has a strong sense of social responsibility and we’re encouraged to get involved. Together with West Yorkshire Disability Sports and Boccia England, I co-founded a disability sports club in Leeds in 2015. It’s been a pleasure being involved with the club and working with some inspirational players and coaches.
Irwin Mitchell is also focused on improving patient safety and making sure that clinicians are up to date on medico-legal issues. I’ve had the opportunity to deliver training on many occasions to local hospitals. It’s important that the two sides work together and Irwin Mitchell are keen to promote this.
What do you do away from the office?
When I’m not working I enjoy spending time outside, particularly running and gardening, when the weather allows. I like to travel and visit new places. My undergraduate degree was in History so I like to spend time visiting historical places. I’m also close to my family and enjoy spending time with my young nephews.
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