I am a senior associate in the Medical Negligence team in Birmingham. I joined Irwin Mitchell in 2010 and completed my training contract with the firm before qualifying in 2012.
I help a variety of clients in pursuing claims such as gynaecological issues, birth injury claims, stillbirths/neonatal deaths, negligently performed surgery, delayed diagnosis of cancer, infection, orthopaedic surgery and fatal claims.
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
I have a particular interest in birth injury claims and those concerning gynaecological issues such as delayed diagnosis of cancer. I have worked on several high value birth injury claims and was involved in achieving a settlement which, if paid in lump sum, would have been the equivalent to £10.2 million for a client who suffered from Autistic Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, epilepsy and numerous other cognitive and behavioural problems as a result of a negligent delay in delivery.
What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?
I am keen to help others seek redress when they have been let down; whether that entails bringing an action against NHS Trusts, GPs and/or doctors in private practice. I am extremely passionate about my area of work and I am driven by the ethos that clients needs should always be placed at the heart of every case.
Often the main goal for individuals and families when coming to Irwin Mitchell for help is to get answers rather than compensation. I find it extremely rewarding to know that through our work we are able to make a real difference to people's lives and allow families to fund appropriate care regimes, conduct necessary adaptations to accommodation and purchase specialist aids and equipment in order to enhance their lives.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
Outside of work I enjoy engaging in what I term the three S's - shopping, swimming and socialising with family and friends. It's a family joke that if shopping was a sport then I would have achieved my black belt!
"Rosie Reading has excellent people skills and is an asset to the Irwin Mitchell team." - Legal 500, 2021
"Excellent service, couldn't of wished for anyone better to deal with my case than Rosalie Reading, she was discreet in everything she did considering my case. I don't think I could have continued with my case if it wasn't for Rosalie making me feel like I'd been mistreated and that she would do everything she could to prove this. I was always kept up to date with things and sent all paperwork I needed. I'd like to thank Irwin Mitchell especially Rosalie for helping me try to get my life back on track" -5* Trustpilot review
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"I can't fault anything about my experience with Irwin Mitchell, my solicitor Rosalie Reading was absolutely brilliant. She handled my case with great sensitivity, kept me informed throughout the entirety and dealt with everything faultlessly, meaning I felt 100% comfortable making decisions based on her advice. This resulted in a settlement in my favour and everything being settled within 16 months from initial meeting." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Rosalie seemed prepared to research and explore all avenues, even if this was outside office hours. On a personal note I felt I could trust her completely to deal with sensitive and difficult issues and relationships with good judgement and discretion, and to provide an honest opinion and pragmatic advice. So I felt well supported throughout. Over the 5 years it took to successfully conclude a very complex case, there were of course a number of difficult points along the way. When I look back it is clear that the quality of decision making, and the collaboration between the solicitor and barrister played a crucial role in the outcome of the case.
Beyond their skill, expertise and commitment, we much appreciated the courtesy and compassion given to us by Rosalie Reading and every member of the team. This helped enormously to reduce the stress of pursuing my husband's medical negligence claim and getting through a difficult and painful time in our life."- 5* Trustpilot review
"I received an excellent service from Irwin Mitchel and in particular my sincere thanks goes to Rosalie Reading, who ensured the investigation into possible medical negligence was carried out in a highly professional yet sensitive manner , a difficult combination to achieve. I was impressed by their empathetic, knowledgeable approach , Rosalie explained the process very clearly , identifying the pros and cons so I could make an informed choice each step of the way and promptly responded to all of my questions. I recommend this firm to anyone considering pursuing a claim for medical negligence." - 5* Trustpilot review
"thanks to Rosalie, who worked really hard to get the best possible outcome for me. I would recommend Irwin Mitchell to anyone who feels that they may have a case to answer, as they have a lot of resources at their disposal but are down to earth at the same time. " -Client