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.
"My Personal Injury Claim with Irwin Mitchell was a journey that I couldn’t have endured without the professionalism and support of Ian Whittaker and Michael Turner. They both displayed genuine empathy, were very approachable and always ensured I had a good understanding of the next steps of my claim. In my experience an injury can result in a loss of self confidence. Ian and Michael always remained positive and this stability gave me the encouragement, strength and resilience to carry on. An extremely positive experience with a competent and courteous team." - 5* Trustpilot review
“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
"The outcome, which exceeded my expectations, was down to the professionalism, diligence and determination of my solicitor Ian Whittaker and his superb support team, in particular his assistant Michael Turner. Ian and his assistant were so incredibly supportive, empathetic, and they made it their mission to effectively communicate and methodically work through, with me, my complex case at every stage. Ian fought my corner with confidence and he never shied away from the many challenges that he was presented with. At times I felt it would have been easier to walk away but Ian provided the encouragement and constant reassurance I needed. I have no doubt in my mind that Ian was focused on seeking the justice that I deserved.
To complicate an already complicated case, due to COVID-19 , my case was required to be heard remotely over a 4 Day Trial. Due to Ian's extensive experience and skills, I was fully prepared and rehearsed on the Trials proceedings, and Michael did an excellent detailed and precise compilation of case notes required. Words cannot describe the relief I have experienced after a long 7 year battle. Thanks to Ian Whittaker, his assistant Michael Turner, and to the carefully appointed and brilliant Medical Experts and Barrister, I have landed an outcome that has surpassed my expectations and justice has been achieved.
I feel truly blessed to have had such quality representation and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Irwin Mitchell in the future, particularly my solicitor Ian Whittaker and his assistant Michael Turner."- 5* Trustpilot review
“I felt under a great deal of stress and your reassurance on the phone and in emails was very supportive and instrumental in helping to calm me down…
…I also want to thank you for the hard work and meticulous nature of your approach. I know that you did a lot of the document gathering and chased me and others down very diligently. There is a real art to chasing people down in a way that doesn’t get on their nerves, and it is an art you have perfected…
…I don’t know what you future career plans are Michael, but if you are to continue in your current profession, then your future clients will be fortunate people.” - Client