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Rebecca Pearey

Associate Solicitor


I am an Associate Solicitor in the Medical Negligence team in Leeds.

I have experience in running a broad range of clinical negligence claims and have overseen cases involving delays in diagnosis of cancer, cerebral palsy, birth injuries, amputations and surgical errors. 

I studied law at Newcastle University and completed the Legal Practice Course at BPP in Leeds. I then moved to London where I undertook my training contract and started working as a solicitor, specialising in clinical negligence law. I then moved back to Yorkshire and joined Irwin Mitchell in May 2015.

What Inspired You To Get Into Law?

A close family member had a brain injury following a bicycle accident and although fortunately he made a good recovery, I was inspired to help those who require assistance as a result of negligence.

What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?

When clients come to us, unfortunately they have often had a very difficult time. I enjoy getting answers for my clients about what went wrong and helping them to achieve compensation to improve their quality of life. 

What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?

Irwin Mitchell has a fantastic team of solicitors, who are not only specialists in the field of medical negligence but are genuinely passionate about what they do. 

What Do You Do Away From The Office?

I enjoy walking and cycling in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside, snowboarding, eating out and spending time with friends and family.

Read My Comments On The Latest News

  • 13/02/2019
    Woman Who Suffered Delayed Diagnosis Speaks Out After Trust Admits Errors

    “Gillian’s experience highlights the need for proper and thorough care. “After being diagnosed with breast cancer, she was then let down when scans were misreported and opportunities missed to diagnose her metastasis. These failures have resulted in Gillian essentially losing the use of her left arm, having to give up her job and having to rely on friends and family to help her perform household tasks. “This is why we are happy to have helped secure admissions from the NHS Trust, and the settlement for Gillian which will help fund her care and rehabilitation. We will continue to work with her to ensure she has the support she needs.”

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  • 11/09/2017
    Devastating Impact Of Sepsis Highlighted On BBC Panorama

    “Angela was obviously devastated by what happened and it just shows the impact that sepsis can have if it is not spotted and treated as soon as possible. “We are investigating what happened to Desmond and hope that by raising awareness of sepsis and the impact that any delays in diagnosis can have that more can be done to prevent further suffering from this awful disease.”

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  • 07/03/2017
    NHS Trust Admits Delays Led To Stillbirth Of Baby Boy

    “This loss has been absolutely heartbreaking for Leigh and Marc, their children and their families. “We welcome the Trust’s admission of liability and willingness to settle this case. We hope that lessons have been learned from this tragic incident to prevent other families from suffering in this way. “Of course all of this has sadly come too late for Leigh and Marc and although nothing can turn back the clock, we hope they can now begin to move on with their lives as much as possible.”

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  • 02/11/2016
    Woman Left Unable To Conceive Naturally Following C-Section Errors At Leeds General Infirmary

    “The failures to prescribe antibiotics at the crucial time have clearly had a massive and devastating impact on Natasha as she has had to rethink the plans she had for her family and her working life. “Natasha has undergone a number of invasive and complex surgeries to correct the problems caused by the failure to administer antibiotics following her C-section. Understandably, the prospect of surrogacy in the future, rather than conceiving children naturally, has caused a great deal of stress and anxiety for Natasha and Jamie. “Natasha was in a great deal of pain for some time after each of the operations she has been through and the ordeal has also had a psychological impact on her and her family. The Trust has admitted liability for the problems Natasha has faced, which has come as a relief to her, but she is also keen to ensure the Trust learns from this incident and puts steps in place so that this doesn’t happen to anybody else.”

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