I head the Medical Negligence team in the Manchester office. I specialise in clinical negligence, acting for people with serious injury, mainly brain and spinal injury, involving adults and children and claims arising following the death of a loved one. I have also developed a special interest in stillbirths and have valuable experience of psychiatric clinical negligence cases. During the years I have been practising as a solicitor I have achieved over £25 million in compensation for my clients.
Lindsay's team were short listed for the Personal Injury/Clinical Negligence Team of the Year at the Manchester Law Society Legal Awards, 2010.
"Accurate and realistic in her assessment of each case, which clearly comes from her extensive experience in this field. Thorough and sympathetic’ - Legal 500, 2018/19
She is praised for being "extremely astute in analysing cases and pushing them." - Chambers & Partners, 2018
"She fights the client's corner extremely well and is a good leader" – Chambers & Partners, 2017
"Personable and able litigator who is also superb with clients" - Legal 500, 2017
Sources say: "She has fantastic client skills, she's very sensitive and has a good case management style.” – Chambers & Partners ,2016
"Very few solicitors across the country have as much experience as she does" – Chambers & Partners, 2015
"Unanimously regarded as one of the most prominent clinical negligence players in the market, with peers emphasising her strong case management skills. Clients appreciate the fact that she 'makes you feel at ease'." – Chambers & Partners, 2014
Lindsay Wise is "adept at brain and spinal injury cases" – Legal 500, 2015
Lindsay is "analytical and very client friendly, and manages expectations realistically and sensitively" – Legal 500, 2013
What Inspired You To Get Into Law?
I love medicine but am not great with blood. Being a clinical negligence solicitor is the next best thing. Also, my mum suffered injury as a result of medical treatment when I was quite young. I was interested in the legal aspects. As a result, during my school holidays I went into the firm of solicitors who acted for her to get a feel for what the job was like and loved it. I've never looked back.
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
I like helping people, whether it is through achieving a good settlement that will make a client's life better in the future or helping a client to understand why there may have been no negligence in relation to the treatment they received.
What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?
It’s a friendly environment to work in with us all having the same interest at heart, namely our clients. It is also a firm that looks after its employees.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
Like most parents, bringing up my 2 children who are 9 and 4 takes up most of my time out of the office. If I manage to find time for myself I like to curl up with a good book and occasionally opt to exercise.