I qualified as a solicitor in 2021 and joined Irwin Mitchell in 2022. My case load involves bringing claims against NHS hospital trusts, GPs and private practitioners. I have a varied caseload including maternity, cancer, orthopaedic, ophthalmologic, stroke and fatal cases. I also assist senior solicitors with their cases including birth and brain injuries and amputation.
What do you like about working at Irwin Mitchell?
I'm proud to work with such a leading firm in the field of medical negligence with colleagues who are recognised for their commitment to clients and achieving the best results. Irwin Mitchell offers fantastic support services to clients which offers practical help whilst investigations are ongoing.
What is the most regarding aspect of your role?
Building relationships with clients is the best part of my job, as well as knowing I am helping to make a difference to helping clients move on with their lives after injury or the loss of a loved one. Their strength to overcome their injuries or loss is admirable and is really motivational for me.
What inspired you to get into law?
was always interested in a career in law and medicine so becoming a medical negligence solicitor seemed the perfect fit for me. It's both rewarding and challenging.
What do you do away from the office?
Away from the office I enjoy travelling with my partner and ticking places off our bucket list. You will likely find me helping our Bulgarian rescue dog adjust to life in the UK. I am a keen animal lover spent time in Asia helping the local animals and I am shortly going to Spain to volunteer with a dog charity helping rehabilitate and rehome the galgos and other dogs.
"I am extremely satisfied with the service I have been given by Irwin Mitchell. The support and advice that I have received from Rachael Matthews has been exemplary." Mrs A M, client
"I have had a brilliant experience with Rachael Matthews from Irwin and mitchell she as been very supportive professional and friendly made me feel at ease from the start. Rachael as been very helpful with explaining everything properly to me and having lots of patience with me when it comes to understanding technology and having a understanding of my experience would definitely recommend". Ms L F, client
"A fantastic company who put your needs first and A very empathetic approach and will do there utmost to see your case through and Rachael Matthews is amazing and very understanding and appreciates your stress and worries and puts your mind at ease as they are putting you first." Ms T H, client
"I have been working with Rachael Matthews regarding an extremely sensitive matter. She has been very diligent and professional and has always kept me in the loop regarding any updates. She has been a pleasure to work with thus far." Mrs A N, client