Lisa joined Irwin Mitchell in 2011 as a solicitor specialising in community care and public law. She began her public law career at Public Interest Lawyers where her caseload encompassed international and domestic public law, planning and environmental law cases. Lisa moved to Public Law Solicitors in 2008 where she extended her expertise to community care, obtaining social and healthcare services for clients with ongoing and complex care needs.
Since joining Irwin Mitchell Lisa has developed a broad public law practice. Based in the firm’s Manchester office, she specialises in community care, asylum support, healthcare and medical treatment and mental capacity law. Lisa acts for clients who are experiencing ongoing difficulties in obtaining appropriate care and services, both for themselves and their children, from local authorities and the NHS.
She has brought judicial review actions on behalf of these clients to challenge the legality of the relevant public authority’s position. Lisa is also regularly instructed by the Official Solicitor and the families of vulnerable adults in cases in the Court of Protection where an individual’s mental capacity and best interests are considered in relation to matters such as deprivation of liberty and decisions pertaining to their health and welfare.
"Our Solicitor . . . was thorough and responsive. She communicated clearly with us at each stage of our case and explained things in a way we could understand and that empowered us to make decisions. She brought a high level of knowledge and expertise to our case and advocated effectively on our behalf." – Client
“Throughout our case, Lisa Richardson was incredibly helpful and supportive. I do not have any legal knowledge and Lisa explained each step thoroughly and in a way I could understand! I was involved in each and every step of our case and felt in very good hands. The case was an emotive one, which Lisa fully understood. She was empathic to our case throughout. I really couldn’t recommended Lisa or Irwin Mitchell highly enough” - Rachel Wyatt-Cox, client (5* Trustpilot review)
Our solicitor, Lisa Richardson, was extremely helpful from the outset. She was very approachable and talked us through the legal jargon in a way that was understandable to novices. The whole approach was well organised and the communication about our case was excellent..." - Client (read full 5* Trustpilot review)