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.
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.
"Lindsay Wise and her team are caring and more importantly super efficient. I will not hesitate to recommend Irwin Mitchell to anyone in the future." – Constance Citrone, 5* Trustpilot review
"She is attentive, caring and she moves cases forward." – Chambers & Partners, 2020
"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