I specialise in complex personal injury claims and fatal accident claims arising out of accidents and incidents on the roads. I have a particular interest in long-term pain conditions and psychological and psychiatric responses to incidents, as well as cases involving head injury.
In addition, I deal with a large number of claims involving fatal accidents however they are caused.
For road traffic accidents, including fatal accidents, our specialist investigation team works with the police to analyse the accident for our clients. Member of the team are themselves ex-police and draw on their police experience to support our clients' claim.
As a special interest, I deal with cases involving animals, particularly large animals such as horses or livestock. This is a very particular area of law.
What Inspired You To Get Into Law?
I spent a lot of time away from school as a child due to orthopaedic surgeries and found myself watching a programme called Crown Court, which inspired me to want to become a criminal barrister. As I grew older and was able to gain experience, I wanted to help people who were in difficulties and found personal injury law very rewarding in that regard.
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
I am passionate about getting the best result I can for my clients and helping them through a strange and difficult process.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
I am passionate about dressage and a member of British Dressage.
I am also governor of a school, Chair of Governors from September 2013. This is a job which is very rewarding and allows you to give back some of what you have been given, especially as I am a governor of a school I attended.
"Rebecca Hearsey – associate – feared by opponents, nobody better on a fatal case." - Legal 500, 2023
"My dad was in a very serious car crash and after a very long recovery process my dads case was taken on by Rebecca Hearsey - from the very beginning Rebecca has been outstanding. As a family we can not thank her enough for her hard work. She handled my dad's case with pure kindness and sensitivity and got him the best out come after such a tough year my dad had faced. From start to finish Rebecca supported my father throughout and kept him updated every step of the way. I can not recommend Irwin Mitchell enough! Rebecca did an amazing job working with my dad and we are very thankful for all her hard work." - 5* Trustpilot review
"I contacted Rebecca Hearsey at Irwin Mitchell immediately after a traffic accident involving my husband. She explained clearly the processes involved; how long the case might take, and medical assessments he needed. She advised me from the beginning to keep detailed accounts of time and money spent caring for my husband. This information was used in scrupulous detail in presenting the case.
We had at least three face-to-face meetings; it was easy to raise concerns with her by email or occasional telephone calls. The many documents were clearly set out and very comprehensive. We always felt that we were being listened to and fully supported. We would have no hesitation in recommending her services, and therefore those of the company, to others. ."-5* Trustpilot review
"Rebecca is superbly proficient & experienced within her chosen legal field; with a direct & no-nonsense approach which cuts to the chase & cultivates an environment which promotes openness & transparency & delivers an efficient & effective service to Clients whose interests she protects with wholehearted dedication & commitment. I would highly recommend this all-round A Team without hesitation & thank them sincerely for their expertise & compassion." - 5* Trustpilot review
"My case was handled by Rebecca Hearsey and I can not thank her enough she has been fantastic. It has taken longer than I first thought and without Rebecca's patience, help and encouragement I don't think I would of been able to keep pursuing the case. If i had any questions she was more than happy to answer. All questions were answered thoroughly and Rebecca made sure i understood the answers Rebecca dealt with everything efficiently and effectively with her attention to detail and an unrivalled commitment to me as a client, she really is at the top of the game while still being polite, friendly and easy to talk to which I felt was one of the most important thing."-5* Trustpilot review
"I was represented by Rebecca Hearsey who acted quickly to ensure I was receiving the correct medical care for my injury. Rebecca encouraged me to take an extremely proactive approach towards my rehabilitation, which was portrayed in the final result. Rebecca always acted professionally and kept me well informed on the progress of the case, while making sure I had the correct support every step of the way. I would like to thank Rebecca for her support in what was an extremely difficult time for myself and my family. I would recommend Irwin Mitchell to anyone who has suffered a personal injury."- 5* Trustpilot review
"We would most highly recommend Irwin Mitchell especially Rebecca Hearsey. Rebecca is extremely dedicated to her job and to get the best outcome for her clients, she has helped our family so much we wouldn't have got there if it wasn't for Rebecca her self-dedication, time and hard work above all. Thank you!" - Client
"Rebecca Hearsey is the hardest-nosed claimant solicitor in personal injury. She tells is like it is and clients love her for it." - Legal 500, 2022