I am an Associate Solicitor working within the Medical Negligence team in Birmingham, representing clients based in the West Midlands in claims against NHS Trusts, GPs and other healthcare professionals.
I specialise in cases involving injuries and fatalities caused by negligent surgery or treatment including mental health treatment, delays in diagnosis, misdiagnoses and injuries caused to mothers and babies during birth.
I also represent children and vulnerable adults who’ve experienced abuse and neglect. I act for clients in cases against Local Authorities and Care Homes.
I am proactive in my approach to my work and always take care of my clients and their families with a sensitive and compassionate nature. I am a kind and approachable person and ensure that my clients feel at ease in my company.
What Inspired You To Get Into Law?
I pursued a career in law as I wanted to make a difference to people's lives and to be part of a sector that is continuously evolving and improving.
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
I enjoy meeting kind and caring people and helping them during what can be an extremely difficult period in their lives.
What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?
Irwin Mitchell has extremely experienced teams nationwide who are leading Medical Negligence dedicated solicitors. This provides me with specialist knowledge and access to a variety of resources.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
When I am not at work I spend time with my young family enjoying days out, walks with the dog and catching up with friends and extended family. I am an active person and enjoy weekly Pilates and Zumba classes and special bonding time with the dog at agility classes. I am a Worcester Warriors fan and love an afternoon out at Sixways watching the Warriors in action. When in need of some downtime I turn to a good book or film.
Miss IBG (5 Stars):
“My time with them was amazing my solicitor was Leanne Atkinson She was amazing and guided me and supported me through it all would definitely recommend them !”
Miss LG (5 Stars):
“Very helpful explained everything to me kept in regular contact.”
Mr PS (5 Stars):
“Leanne, Christopher and the team were helpful, kind and informative all the way through with my problem. They were very professional and committed to my case. If I needed any information I could always ring and ask.”
Mr LG (5 Star Review):
“First class service from start to finish, thanks Leanne.”
Miss DJ (5 Star Review):
“My name is DJ. Irwin Mitchell are excellent. My solicitor Leanne Leighton worked very hard on my medical negligence case. She was always available to contact when I needed her. She fought so hard for me to achieve a successful settlement. Couldn’t have done any of it without her.”
Mr EL (5 Stars):
“Diligent, professional and understanding. I am very pleased with the way in which Irwin Mitchell handled my claim for compensation. Though it was necessary for different legal professionals to become involved over the course of my claim, the work which they carried out on my behalf was seamless and professional. I was very impressed indeed with Rosanna, Matt and Leanne who approached my case with care and sensitivity, ensuring that the correct settlement was achieved. To received appropriate financial recompensate is one thing, but to also feel listened to and understood all the way through the process requires the legal professionals concerned to demonstrate a range of skills beyond mere technical expertise. Strongly recommended with thanks”
Mr RG (4 Stars):
“It is important to remember that, in all cases involving person health issues, a lip service of kind understanding is not enough. At IM not only was my medical case taken seriously and treated with respect. Leanne Leighton made sure there was a constant information flow. This helped in many ways . It calmed my tensions as to what was happening but her calm professional voice helped make me feel as though I was an important individual and not just one more case”
“Although the outcome was personally disappointing, the major positive for Celeste and I was the high level of professionalism we experienced in our dealings with yourself and your team. Consequently we have no hesitation in recommending your firm in the future and would certainly consider using Irwin Mitchell for legal advice on medical or indeed non medical matter should the need arise…Thank you again for all your excellent professional help and advice on my case.”
“I want to put on record my total satisfaction with the professional manner in which Leanne Leighton managed my claim for compensation in recent months. Her levels of service in terms of advice and communication throughout the whole process have been of the highest standard, together with the support of Matthew Allinson. Even though my claim was unsuccessful, I have had the comfort and confidence of excellent professional advice from Irwin Mitchell through Leanne and her team. I will have no hesitation in recommending your firm in the future.”
Mrs AP (5 Star Review):
“Really great people and made me feel at ease. Didn’t push me at all just went at my own pace. Fantastic outcome.”
Mrs PB (5 Star Review):
Case handled carefully and effectively.
My case was not straightforward, but I was guided through the process sympathetically and with sensitivity and understanding. It was handled initially by Leanne Leighton and latterly by Isabelle Selley, both of whom I cannot praise highly enough. They helped me through a complex and emotionally difficult claim, and achieved a successful outcome on my behalf. They kept me informed of all developments and were always able to answer my questions.”