I am a Senior Associate in the Medical Negligence team in our London office and have specialised in claims for patients since qualifying in 1999.
I have a wide-ranging caseload, including birth injuries (Erbs palsy and perineal damage), surgical cases and claim against GPs. I have a particular interest in Fatal Accident Act claims and inquests.
I'm committed to obtaining answers and, if appropriate, compensation, where someone has suffered the tragic loss of a loved one as a result of poor medical care.
I am also involved in developing and implementing the training programme for our personal injury solicitors at Irwin Mitchell, a very rewarding role, as well as playing a small part in Irwin Mitchell's drive to improve social mobility within the legal profession.
Louise is recommended as an 'up and coming' associate – Legal 500, 2012
What Inspired You To Get Into Law?
Well, as a teenager, to be honest, the perceived drama and great suits! Then as a law student I was engrossed by cases involving children and medical decisions and when I finally got to experience clinical negligence claims as part of my training contract, I knew it was the right job for me. Utterly dreadful things happen to our clients and I want to help them get answers and the compensation that can make such a difference.
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
Achieving a good outcome for my clients, be that an explanation of treatment and an understanding as to why things went wrong, or compensation to help rebuild lives.
What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?
The commitment of each and every lawyer here at Irwin Mitchell is incredible: commitment to clients and commitment to making a difference. Through what we do, we hope the healthcare system will learn lessons and strive to improve patient safety and it's enormously rewarding to be part of that. Also, the support we receive from a whole raft of different teams is second to none.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
I am an avid reader and find this a great way to relax and escape. I am also attempting to work my way around every restaurant in London.