I am the Regional Managing Partner for our Birmingham office, and also head the very successful Medical Negligence team based there. This is an area I have specialised exclusively in for the last 15 years. It is an area of law that is both challenging and rewarding and although it still has the capacity to make me very sad I can't imagine practising any other type of law.
Irwin Mitchell is a fantastic firm to work for, they are and always have been totally committed to this work and the resources we all have to call upon make the job a much easier one for lawyers and clients alike. As well as heading the team I now work just on cases for children with cerebral palsy and I'm sure there can't be a more inspiring group of clients to work with.
"Leading figure… very impressive head of the team" - Chambers & Partners, 2019
"A 'huge wealth of experience' and 'is one of the foremost solicitors in this field'". - Legal 500, 2018/19
Lisa is a "national figure" with vast experience in high-value cases. She is described as a "very impressive, idealistic and insightful" lawyer with "very good independent judgement." - Chambers & Partners 2018
"There is nobody who exceeds her in experience and understanding of the issues." - Chambers & Partners 2017
She is "second to none." - Chambers & Partners 2015
"A leading figure in the field of clinical negligence", "She is technically high-calibre and as a people's person, she gets clients and staff on side. She motivates like you wouldn't believe." - Chambers & Partners 2014
"Recommended for her work in cerebral palsy claims." - Legal 500 2013
"Dynamic," "very easy to get on with, very easy to understand" and at the "top of the profession." - Chambers & Partners 2013
What Inspired You To Get Into Law?
My father, I'm not even sure I can remember how or why since he isn't a lawyer and neither was anyone else in the family but I blame him.
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
Undoubtedly the clients I have had the privilege to work with over the years who remind me constantly what is important in life.
What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?
The excellent lawyers I work with who make me look good and the support services that surround me which make my job so much easier than it otherwise would and enable me to provide a comprehensive service for my clients.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
In the occasional spare moments that my husband and three children haven't planned out for me I love to read, exercise, watch films, travel and drink good wine although probably not in that order.