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Rachel Cox

Solicitor
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Biography

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. 

Testimonials

"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


Read My Comments On The Latest News

  • 21/05/2019
    Youth From Barnsley Keen To Get Life Back On Track After Sustaining Severe Brain Injury In Car Crash

    “Brain injuries can continue to impact on people’s lives many years after they were originally injured. Action for Brain Injury Week is an important time to raise awareness of the challenges that those affected can face and importantly, of what support is available to them. Many people with traumatic / acquired brain injuries can go on to lead relatively independent lives with support.”

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  • 21/05/2019
    Young Barnsley Man Seriously Hurt In Crash Defies Doctors By Learning To Walk Again

    “Brain injuries can continue to impact on people’s lives many years after they were originally hurt. Action for Brain Injury Week is an important time to raise awareness of the challenges that those affected can face, and of the support available to them. With the right support, many people with brain injuries go on to lead relatively independent lives.”

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  • 22/11/2018
    Cyclist Hit By Taxi in ‘Hit and Run’ Backs Road Safety Week Calling For Motorists To Be ‘Bike Smart’

    “Our client’s story is a clear example of the devastating impact that road collisions can have on cyclists, with Rachael requiring a significant amount of support as she worked to recover from the crash. “Road Safety Week is an important time to reflect on the responsibility that all of us have to keep ourselves and others safe from harm on the road. This year’s theme is an important reminder that those on two wheels can be at particular risk, so it is vital that motorists do what they can and remain vigilant.”

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  • 12/01/2018
    Man Speaks Of Relief After Attacker Is Sentenced

    “This was a mindless act of violence which left Robert with very serious injuries and we are pleased that the assailant was found guilty. “The vicious assault that he endured has had a huge effect on his life, leaving him with very severe injuries. “Head and brain injuries can have such a devastating effect on both individuals and their families. The most serious injuries can cause long term disability leaving those injured needing 24 hour care and rehabilitation for life. We are working with Robert to get him access to the specialist support that he needs.”

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