I am an associate in the Birmingham Medical Negligence team.
I began working with Irwin Mitchell in 2012 and was fortunate to gain experience in a number of departments which offer personal legal services. Having spent four months in the Medical Negligence team, I was invited to return to the department in 2014 for the final 12 months of my training contract.
I act for clients in medical law cases in areas such as accident and emergency, cancer, cosmetic surgery, fatalities, misdiagnosis and surgery.
Prior to joining Irwin Mitchell, I studied Law at the University of Birmingham and graduated in 2011. I then studied the Legal Practice Course at the University of Law and graduated with a Distinction in 2012. Before joining Irwin Mitchell, I worked as an Information Governance Officer at Nottinghamshire Police and travelled across South America and Australia.
What Inspired You To Get Into Law?
Throughout my earlier academic studies I was always interested in high profile legal cases in the media. I wanted to go to university and study a degree that would provide me with usable skills and a long-standing career. Working in law requires both a business and academic approach to working. The law is continually changing and needs flexibility to adapt to new ways of working. I believed I had the foundation to build a legal career upon and that’s why I studied law and approached Irwin Mitchell.
What Is the Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
Medical law clients approach Irwin Mitchell in a variety of devastating circumstances. Their lives have been turned upside down and many are looking for a way to get themselves back on track. Witnessing how far the litigation process can go towards improving their quality of life is hugely rewarding and I feel privileged to be involved with this process.
What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?
I am constantly learning and that is something I have always looked for in a job. I work in a highly skilled team who provide an exceptional level of client service. There is a commitment to be innovative and at the forefront of the practice area which means we are the best at what we do. The firm supports charities and provides pro-bono services and I enjoy participating in a wide range of fundraising activities.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
I play lots of sport including football in the Birmingham Amateur Football Association. I am an avid Liverpool FC fan and enjoy watching games whenever I can. I am a big food enthusiast and enjoy eating out at new restaurants. I enjoy going to music festivals and holidays off the beaten track.