Louise is a Partner in the Sheffield office and leads the Serious Injury team comprising of over 50 team members. She has more than 20 years of experience in acting for clients who have sustained serious brain and spinal cord injury and other complex injuries, having joined Irwin Mitchell in 1997.
Louise’s cases have won the Post Magazine’s Rehabilitation First Award on a number of occasions (claimant’s solicitor category), demonstrating Louise’s strong ethos of maximising client recovery and prioritising rehabilitation and quality of life in every case.
She has been part of legal teams tackling complex and ground breaking issues. These include appearances in the Court of Appeal in relation to securing substantial interim payments, Statutory Services funding, life expectancy, periodical payments and the interaction of legislation regarding Statutory Services provision with damages recovery.
Louise has also been involved in a significant number of highly complex, multi-million pound settlements. Alongside her considerable technical expertise, Louise is known for her profoundly caring and compassionate approach with clients, helping them to rebuild lives positively after serious injury.
Louise "is a very experienced partner with huge empathy for her clients. She manages a wide and diverse team with great aplomb." – Legal 500, 2020
"An excellent solicitor who really understands the problems that clients face," and adds: "She has a great breadth of technical knowledge and is able to put clients at ease when anxiety arises over legal and rehabilitation issues." - Chambers & Partners, 2019
"Amazing rapport with clients" - Legal 500, 2018/19
"She has exceptional management skills and she is capable of maintaining a highly objective overview, keeping all aspects of complex cases in focus." - Chambers & Partners, 2018
Louise Jenkins' "very skilled" practice centres on severe brain and orthopaedic injuries, with a particular focus on rehabilitation and recovery. She is described by sources as a "consummate litigator" who is "very personable and supportive." - Chambers & Partners, 2017
"Commanding and experienced" - Legal 500, 2017
Louise "shows a great deal of compassion and humanity with clients, which is backed up by sound legal knowledge" - Chambers & Partners, 2015