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Michael Scobie



I am a Solicitor based in the Newcastle office and specialise in helping people claim compensation if they've suffered an injury due to medical negligence. I also help families who have lost a loved one as a result of medical negligence.

I studied Medical Genetics at the University of Leicester before completing my postgraduate studies in Law at the College of Law in York. I qualified as a Solicitor in March 2012 after training in areas including commercial, commercial property, personal injury, and medical negligence. On qualification, I accepted a position with a specialist medical negligence firm in York.

I joined Irwin Mitchell in July 2016 and have since managed a variety of medical negligence cases. These include claims involving:

  • Delays in the diagnosis of cancer
  • Ophthalmic injury
  • Spinal injury
  • Vascular injury (including claims involving the development of pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis)
  • Cardiac injury
  • Fatal accidents.

What Inspired You To Get Into Law

Law first appealed to me because it requires analytical thinking and problem solving, and I enjoy doing a job that tests and challenges those skills every day. It’s also a career that offers a lot of variety and opportunities to learn, as well as the chance to help people at what can be an incredibly difficult time.

What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role

All of our clients have been through some emotional trauma, either in the form of an injury to themselves or the loss of a loved one. It is inevitable that the thought that their situation was avoidable will play on their mind and add to their distress.

It is very rewarding for me to be able to let them know that we are on their side and here to help them in whatever way we can.

What Do You Do Away From The Office?

I have a young family that keeps me very busy, but when I do have some spare time I enjoy running, swimming and watching TV (mostly foreign crime dramas and documentaries about food!)

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