I am an associate solicitor based in Irwin Mitchell's London office and specialise in medical negligence.
I help my clients to claim compensation when they have been injured as a result of negligent medical treatment.
I advise clients who have suffered a wide range of medical issues including:
- Delayed diagnosis of cancer
- Spinal injuries
- Still-birth and infant death
- Fatal injuries
- Failings in nursing care.
"From the day [Marianne Walker] took over the case, I knew straight away that I was in good hands and it was such a relief for me and my family. I was kept informed at every stage of the process regularly. The team offered their support and expertise in getting the satisfactory outcome due to my child. I was very happy with the service received and will recomend them. Great work!" - 5* Trustpilot review
“A special thanks to Marianne Walker and Beth who went the extra mile for us. A lovely friendly atmosphere and even got a nurse to help who is lovely who possibly saved my friends life, A heart felt thank you so much” – 5* Trustpilot review
Marianne Walker was our assigned Solicitor with Beth Whittaker acting as her paralegal assistant. Both were fantastic at their job. What I liked and was felt throughout the ordeal was their empathetic attitude for my daughter’s situation and traumatic experience. They both were very approachable and easy to relate to. I would definitely recommend both of them if you’re in the unfortunate position of a personal negligence claim and seeking a law firm to support you." - 5* Trustpilot review
"The first time I contacted Irwin Mitchell by phone they were understanding compassionate and I have received excellent advice and have always been kept up to date with my claim.
"I would like to thank the following staff in their London branch for their understanding and patience as it has not been easy to speak about pain and suffering but they helped all along the way. A special thank you to Rachel Codd, Dami Oloyede, Jasicca Nava, Marianne Walker and Georgia Cushing for all their help and support I could not have done this without you all." - Marie, client
“I am so overwhelmed by the fantastic work that Irwin Mitchell did with my case. I made a claim for medical negligence after the death of my husband through suicide in the hospital, and we won. They helped me through it and were amazing, particularly Georgie Cushing and Marianne Walker. I highly recommend these fabulous ladies. They have been amazing throughout and I would highly recommend Irwin Mitchell. Thank you so much!” - Kelly, former client
"We made a clinical negligence claim over the unfortunate demise of our father. In the last few months of our claim we had Marianne as our main point of contact. She was kind and professional and phoned us on many occasions to make sure we were okay and kept us updated. We were visited in our home too. This time was extremely difficult for us but because of Irwin Mitchell we were able to make it through. A special thanks goes to Georgie and Marianne for genuinely caring and helping us through this." - Khaled, former client
'Pure Diagnosis' and 'Pure Treatment': A case considering whether the Bolam principle is applicable across the spectrum of Clinical Negligence - PI Brief Update Law Journal
'Difference of Opinion' - PI Focus
What Inspired You To Get Into Law?
I was first inspired to go into law by an A level tutor and former Barrister, who taught the subject and could conjure witty and quite crushing comments for any student not paying attention in class!
I took a more circuitous route in my studies, first obtaining an English Literature and Language degree at Leicester University and then obtaining a Law degree from the University of Law before qualifying as a Solicitor.
I have always loved the considered use of language to construct persuasive arguments and hone a case. It's an absolute privilege to use my skills and experience to help injured people secure proper compensation.
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
The thing that really drives me in my work is helping my clients, most of whom have been badly injured, get through the process of bringing a claim. Making what can be a very stressful time in their lives easier, and coming out the other side of a successful case together is a real joy.
What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?
The team! There is a huge wealth of experience in the team members throughout Irwin Mitchell's many departments and in the medical negligence department in particular.
Everyone contributes what they know to the common good, and there is no situation which someone in the department has not faced before.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
I love to travel and have managed to fit in a number of far-flung explorations whilst studying, qualifying and working as a Solicitor including Cambodia, Vietnam, Australia, Bali and Japan. When at home I like to run (I've signed up for my first half marathon... eek), read a lot of books and see stand-up comedy.