I qualified as a Solicitor in the Serious Injury team in Sheffield in September 2014. I work on cases involving catastrophic acquired brain injuries, multiple orthopaedic injuries and psychiatric injuries. I represent adults, adolescents and children.
I first joined Irwin Mitchell in September 2007, and during my training gained experience in a number of different areas of law, including medical negligence, defective products, and serious injury.
Some of the cases I've been involved with include:
- Physical and psychological injuries caused by a defective product. Settlement was £650,000.
- Brain injury caused by collision on a kart track. Settlement was £250,000.
- Severe brain injury and orthopaedic injuries following a road collision, after which the client subsequently died. Settlement was £500,000.
- Traumatic brain injury and orthopaedic injuries to a pedestrian involved in a traffic collision. Settlement was over £2 million.
Charity and fundraising work is very important to me and I have been a member of the Irwin Mitchell Charities Foundation (ICMF) since I joined the firm. I am a member of the Child Brain Injury Trust (CBIT) and regularly organise funding events for them, such as the Welly Walk in spring 2015. I am also an advocate of the "Be Seen, Not Hurt" campaign to keep children safer in winter.
What Inspired You To Get Into Law?
My aunty trained to be a Barrister, and when she was taking her bar exams she used to talk me through the statutes and case law that she was studying. I found it fascinating and decided to do some work experience in a Magistrates Court while I was still in high school. I got the bug and never looked back.
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
It is enormously rewarding to help individuals who are at their most vulnerable overcome their injuries and get the best quality of life.
What Do You like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?
I like the sense of community at Irwin Mitchell. We care about our clients: they come first. I am involved with various groups within the firm - I am captain of the company netball team and organise the annual tournament. I also help supervise the placement students who apply here for vacation schemes and training contracts.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
In my spare time I enjoy playing netball, running, going to the gym, reading, relaxing with friends and family, travelling and camping.
"I'm very happy with the hard work Rachel cox and Kate Venn have both put in with working with me. I would be truly lost without the input from these two ladies. They have helped me become who I am today with putting forward a team of people do each do their part in helping me in whatever way they did. I would definitely 110% recommend Irwin Mitchell solicitors to help with any individual who needs legal help. I'm truly thankful I had them behind me and don’t know where I would be if I didn’t have them. Thank you so much." - 5* Trustpilot review
"I first met Rachel Cox and Bethany Passmore-Bailey when I had my accident in September 2017 and since then I’ve come on leaps and bounds. They’ve helped through everything including from starting therapy right up until settlement. Can’t thank them enough for all the help I’ve received and just two brilliant people who always keep your best interests first. I wouldn’t have the things I have today and be in this good health without them so thank you." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Irwin Mitchell have been very supportive during our claim. Firstly, highlighting to us that there was a claim to pursue, and secondly for giving expert advice throughout which has resulted in us being happy with the final outcome." - 5* Trustpilot review
"I am really happy that I got to have this wonderful team helping me , it’s been a long road... Rachel Cox , Jeanette Holland , Kelly , Susan , Kerry and many more I’m so thankful to you all and I’m so sad as I feel I’m losing my family but now looking forward to my future. I know I will always have them in my life in some way I really love you all. Thank you for everything you have done" - 5* Trustpilot review
"You have a wonderful way of dealing with people and you steered us through a complicated issue very successfully, and we will always be grateful. We would love to hear about your next successful step on 'the ladder' and we wish you all the best" - Client testimonial
"Pass on my thanks to you and the rest of the team for all their help on what was a far from easy case…. I look forward to working with you all again" - Barrister