I am a Partner specialising in medical negligence claims. This is an area I have specialised in exclusively since qualification. I was previously based at Irwin Mitchell's Manchester office (2006 – 2012) and now work in our London office.
I was awarded Solicitor of the Year in the 2021 Inspirational Women in Law awards.
What Inspired You To Get Into Law?
It was always a toss between journalism or law, and law won! I remember reading Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird" at school and feeling very inspired by one of the central characters Atticus Finch. I made my mind up at a very young age and have stuck to my decision since!
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
Most of my clients have suffered from a serious injury or have lost a loved one due to a medical accident. The most rewarding aspect of my job is undoubtedly finding answers for these clients and making a positive difference to their lives. Litigation is a daunting prospect for most people and providing my clients with guidance and support through this difficult process is very important to me.
What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?
I trained and qualified at Irwin Mitchell and have been with the firm since. Irwin Mitchell is a leader in many specialist areas of law and the service, knowledge and skills offered to clients is second to none.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
In my spare time I like to fit in as much exercise as possible - I enjoy running (mainly 10Ks) and I am also a fan of Bikram Yoga! My favourite holiday destination is Las Vegas and I've been four times so far (and counting!).
"Focused, driven and committed – she takes no prisoners." - Legal 500, 2023
"Irwin Mitchell-Medical Negligence are experts in this field, in particular Leena Savjani and Georgie Cushing. I’ve received an exceptional service from them both when things were very difficult. They kept me updated throughout the 3 years. Every time I had any communication with them I felt my case was important to them and no matter how many times I asked the same question they both were more than happy to clarify. I would highly recommend Leena Savjani and Georgie Cushing, a great asset to Irwin Mitchell." - Arti, Former Client
“Irwin Mitchell [helped me with a] difficult . . . case against an NHS Trust for failures of care leading to the death of my husband. The case lasted four years. Throughout, the Irwin Mitchell partners and staff, in particular Leena Savjani, provided excellent support and guidance.
Leena was always accessible and helpful, she understood our family's priorities including the importance of an apology from the Trust. Her ability to combine fierce commitment with pragmatism and tact were clearly instrumental in getting the best outcome.” - Former Client
"From the day Leena Savjani and Marianne Walker took over the case, I knew straight away that I was in good hands and it was such a relief for me and my family. I was kept informed at every stage of the process regularly. The team offered their support and expertise in getting the satisfactory outcome due to my child. I was very happy with the service received and will recommend them. Great work!" - 5* Trustpilot review
"Leena and Marianne dealt with everything thrown at them with the utmost rigour and nothing was ever too much trouble, despite a few twists and turns. Leena would always thoroughly explain the ins and outs, which made what can be an extremely daunting process, seem entirely manageable. They knew how to get the best out of the experts they commissioned and were always responsive and personable at every phase.
Collectively We could not have asked for a better team, nor a better outcome, so thank you for guiding us through our legal journey and easing what has been the most difficult time in our lives."- 5* Trustpilot review
"Throughout, the Irwin Mitchell partners and staff, in particular Leena Savjani, provided excellent support and guidance. Leena was always accessible and helpful, she understood our family's priorities including the importance of an apology from the Trust, and her ability to combine fierce commitment with pragmatism and tact were clearly instrumental in getting the best outcome."- 5* Trustpilot review
"Leena and Jassica who I dealt with from the start were very professional while being very kind. The pair often provided the 'human touch' through home visits. The case took a while to conclude but, I knew in my heart that this was the right course of action to take and Leena and Jassica never waivered from this point. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them in future and I would like to call them as a friend"- 5* Trustpilot review
"We were fortunate to be assigned Leena Savjani, a Senior Associate Solicitor with the firm - she was both highly competent and also caring and compassionate at a very difficult time for our family. We have no hesitation in highly recommending both Leena and Irwin Mitchell" - 5* Trustpilot review
"Irwin Mitchell have been dealing with my case for a number of years. During that time we have been kept fully up to date on all aspects of the case. It has not been the easiest case for them I’m sure but they managed to keep pushing forward to get us a really good end result. Leena Savjani and Georgie Cushing have been instrumental in the case reaching conclusion with additional support from Thomas Riis-Bristow and Beth Whittaker working closely with them on the case. We have got to know the solicitors really well and even under the circumstances involved, they were professional whilst also caring regarding the situation." 5* Trustpilot review
An "excellent lawyer" and "great communicator", "Leena Savjani is committed to her role in improving diversity and inclusion in the profession at large" - Legal 500, 2022 (Leading Individual)