I am a paralegal in the Serious Injury Team at Irwin Mitchell in Sheffield. I have worked at Irwin Mitchell for over six years having started life as an office administrator in the Serious Injury Team and becoming a paralegal in 2017.
I primarily assist Ian Whittaker in dealing with matters such as serious orthopaedic injuries, Chronic pain cases and fatal accidents.
What Inspired You To Get Into Law?
I was interested in law from a fairly early age and when it was introduced as a subject to be studied at my school I jumped at the chance. This led to me undertaking a Law and Criminology course at University.
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
I get satisfaction from helping people who are going through difficult times in their lives whether that be by way of the introduction of rehabilitative care or the awarding of settlement monies.
What Do You Like About Working Irwin Mitchell?
The best thing about working at Irwin Mitchell is sharing my working day with my fantastic colleagues. Not only is there a great wealth of legal knowledge spread amongst the team, but I have made friends for life.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
Away from the office I am an avid football supporter and can usually be seen dotted around the country following Sheffield Wednesday.
I enjoy cycling and try to get out on the bike a couple of times per week.
I also enjoy photography and cannot resist a good walk with my camera.
“Ian Whittaker and Michael Turner who dealt with my case were excellent at keeping the communications flowing between myself and Irwin Mitchell and keeping me informed stage by stage of how my case was been handled. Through their knowledge and expertise and friendly nature in handling the case, they were the reason I was successful in my claim” - Client feedback on Trust Pilot June 2020
“Following a car accident in which I received serious injuries, I chose Irwin Mitchell to represent me to pursue damages. Though it took a good while to settle, I was supported and helped throughout my case by Ian Whittaker and also his assistant Michael Turner, both of whom were friendly and professional and I am very grateful for their efforts. If I were ever unfortunate enough to be in need of similar services again, I would not hesitate to contact Ian at Irwin Mitchell and ask him to handle my case” – Client feedback on Trust Pilot June 2020
“Really happy with Irwin Mitchell especially Ian and Michael, the service I received over the 3 or so years was nothing but excellent, I would highly recommend them, they treat me and my family with care and consideration and respect and always made us feel very welcome” – Client feedback on Trust Pilot September 2020
"Over a prolonged period of time Ian Whittaker and Michael Turner have remained both professional and supportive. Ian’s expertise made difficult times and decision making easier. Michael ensured I was kept up to date with developments on my case. Overall I am really happy with the outcome and would recommend their services." - 5* Trustpilot review