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Margaret Ryan

Senior Associate Solicitor
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I am a senior associate in the Clinical Negligence team, based in our Manchester office. I have specialised in clinical negligence claims since qualifying in 2007.

I represent clients with a wide variety of matters, these include: birth injury, still birth, delay in diagnosis of cancer, gynaecology and spinal injury cases. I have a particular interest in cases involving delays in treating Herpes simplex virus, resulting in brain injury, and cases involving substandard care resulting in avoidable hysterectomy and fertility issues.

I am also a trustee of the Irwin Mitchell Charities Foundation (IMCF), a charity in its own right, established to raise funds for charities which are local to our offices. 


"I cannot recommend Margaret Ryan highly enough. She is extremely professional, supportive, courteous, compassionate, patient, and helpful. Above all she is amazing at her job…" - Dominique Hare, client - read full 5* Trustpilot review

"This company is just brilliant, they have dealt with my negligence claim perfectly. If if wasn’t for Margaret Ryan and Rebecca Haigh I honestly wouldn’t have got though it, they always kept me updated and were always at the other end of the phone if I needed to know anything." - Kirsty, client

"My medical negligence claim was handled very well by my solicitors Margaret Ryan and Rebecca Haigh. They have kept me well informed throughout and given me good legal advice to assist me in making decisions about my case. They are very professional with a caring attitude and provided me great support through this emotional experience." - Abby, client

"The service we received was really excellent. Both Margaret Ryan and Katie Warner were so professional and kind and caring. They never lost sight of what was best for my daughter. They were so supportive at every step along the six year legal journey...

I would recommend using IM and in particular Margaret and Katie in a heartbeat as they do everything in their power to ensure the best outcome for their client. My daughter has a brighter future because of how brilliant they were." - Helen Wilkinson, client

"We are most impressed with Katie and Margaret who was there from the beginning supporting us with respect to our mental stress (family) but also keeping us informed every step of the way on developments both negative and positive." - Martin Samy, client

What Inspired You To Get Into Law?

I studied law at the University of Liverpool and that convinced me that I wanted to pursue a career in law. My first experience of clinical negligence law was as a paralegal, prior to commencing my training to become a solicitor, and I knew then that I wanted to specialise in this area of law. I found the medical side of this area of law really interesting and found being able to make a real difference to people's lives really rewarding.

What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?

Achieving a good outcome for my clients, be that compensation to get them much needed treatment, support and financial security for the future, or in other cases being able to provide answers as to what went wrong or an apology from the Defendant. 

What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?

I enjoy working with a great team of people who are all committed to doing the very best for our clients. You also feel extremely well supported with immensely experienced lawyers on hand to assist.

What Do You Do Away From The Office?

I have a young son and a very energetic dog who both keep me extremely busy. I also enjoy family trips out to the Cheshire countryside. I was a keen horse rider before my son arrived and hope to find the time to "get back in the saddle" one day!

Read My Comments On The Latest News

  • 08/07/2019
    Children's Para Swimming Team Successful In Debut Competition Following Sponsorship From Law Firm

    “We are very proud to be sponsoring the North West Primary Schools Para Swimming Team. I went along to the gala and it was fantastic to see them doing what they love. It was the first time they had entered into the competition and swam amazingly as a team. They did really well, winning the freestyle stroke relay and coming second out of six teams in the para mixed stroke relay! It is wonderful to be able to help support these children to be able to compete in competitions like this; they don’t let their disabilities stop them and are truly an inspiration to us all.”

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  • 05/01/2018
    Widow’s Hope For Answers At Inquest Into Husband’s Sepsis Death

    “Less than a year on from Paul’s death, our client remains understandably devastated by the loss of her husband. “Many questions still remain unanswered and so we are hopeful that this upcoming inquest will provide some of the answers that the family desperately seeks. “It is vital that, lessons can be learned from cases like this so that care standards can ultimately be improved and to prevent other families from being left without a loved one.”

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  • 04/12/2017
    Loved Ones Hope For Answers From Inquest Into Death Of Heart Attack Patient

    Around a year on from Tim’s death, his loved ones remain understandably devastated and desperate for answers regarding the circumstances regarding his death. “We are hopeful that the forthcoming inquest will go some way towards clarifying whether Tim’s medical treatment was appropriate and help his loved ones get answers to the many questions they have.”

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  • 30/11/2017
    Family Instruct Lawyers After Alzheimer’s Sufferer’s ‘Ordeal’ At York Care Home

    “We are hugely concerned by the first-hand account we have heard regarding the experiences that our client suffered at the Stamford Bridge Beaumont home, with recent reports raising even more concerns that standards are not improving at the site. “Families place great faith and trust in such facilities that their loved ones will always receive an adequate standard of care and support, so the issues which have been raised in this case are simply unacceptable. “We are determined to ensure that our client is able to gain justice regarding what Doreen faced, as well as that steps will be taken to address the very clear issues which have been raised. Lessons must be learned.”

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