I’m a Senior Associate Solicitor in our Serious Injury team based in London. I’m also an accredited Brain Injury Specialist and Senior Litigator with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).
Since qualifying as a solicitor, I’ve supported clients who’ve sustained life-changing injuries like traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, and multiple traumas. I also represent individuals' families and their loved ones following fatal accidents, often attending inquests. As an experienced biker and cyclist myself, I have a special understanding for clients who’ve been involved in motorcycle or cycling collisions.
I’m passionate about securing my clients interim payments wherever possible. This helps me to put in place the right rehabilitation, care package and accommodation for my client, before the claim has ended.
My colleagues and I work to improve the quality of life for our clients, overcoming the impact of a serious injury as best we can. I also work to ensure that partners and families get the help and support they need, and assist them through the process.
I’m experienced with cases involving incidents in public places or the workplace, as well as domestic air crashes. I’ve also supported clients who were victims of childhood sexual abuse.
- Having suffered a catastrophic brain injury, our client required 24-hour care and support. The case settled at a negotiation meeting for £10.2m
- Our client was involved in a road traffic accident and suffered a spinal cord injury. The case settled at a negotiation meeting for £5m
- Having been knocked off their bicycle, our client suffered a severe brain injury. Benefitting from a bespoke rehabilitation pack, our client was able to return to work and regain their quality of life. Their case settled for £600,000
- Our client suffered a catastrophic brain injury, leaving them in a minimally conscious state and requiring 24-hour care. The case settled for £2.75m
- Having been killed when riding their motorcycle, we represented the deceased client’s family in their claim and secured a settlement of £150,000.
What Inspired You To Get Into Law?
I wanted to make a real, tangible difference to people's lives.
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
Seeing clients gain access to early rehabilitation, care and support through compensation, and knowing that they can rebuild and restore their quality of life.
What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?
The main advantage of working for a large, leading firm is the breadth of knowledge and expertise among my colleagues. I work with them closely to better support my clients.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
Either tackling green lanes on my BMW 1200GS, or when time and family allow, going away on adventure motorcycle trips, the most recent being to Nepal and Morocco. Closer to home, I enjoy tennis, cycling and spending time with my family.
"I would definitely highly recommend Irwin Mitchel as the professionals to see about any personal injuries. They were extremely understanding, considerate and thorough in their professional treatment of my case. They proved to be dedicated to the clients /my needs and welfare throughout. I must state that the Solicitors with whom dealt with my case were Peter Lorence and his team. I found Peter to be exemplary and I thank him for his dedication to his clients." -5* Trustpilot review
"Peter Lorence, solicitor, was efficient, kind and knowledgeable. He explained everything really clearly and gave me plenty of well-informed options, but was also clear on what he thought was the best advice. I felt supported through a difficult time, and confident that the service I was getting was very experienced. Thanks also to Peter's team. I will definitely recommend the service to anyone dealing with a similar issue." -5* Trustpilot review
"Super professional & could not fault the way IM dealt with my daughters case. We would use them again without any hesitation whatsoever. Peter Lorence & Huseyin Kahlar handled my daughters personal injury case to a successful closure. They were both fabulous and we will remain indebted to them for all their help in what has been a trying time for her personally." -5* Trustpilot review
"Irwin Mitchell was recommended to my wife and I by a friend who had used them successfully after I was knocked off my motorcycle and ended up in hospital with a broken spin and several other life changing injuries. All time my case went on both Tracey and Peter did an amazing job in keeping us up to date and always offering very professional advice. I would highly recommend this company." -5* Trustpilot review
"Marie and her assistant Jess are truly outstanding, they helped achieve what I thought was impossible, getting agreement with a difficult ex spouse, after the Financial Dispute Resolution hearing failed to reach a compromise. In doing so, I avoided a very costly final hearing and a lot of stress. Both are very thorough and careful in their work and come across as fair, reasonable and highly professional, which is what I believe helped in bringing my matter to a successful conclusion." - 5* Trustpilot review