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Rosalie Reading

Senior Associate


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!

Client Testimonials

“Thank you for all your support over the past few years. I couldn't wish for a better solicitor to guide me through the case.”

“Rosalie and the team at Irwin Mitchell have been nothing but fantastic throughout the whole process. Rosalie has gone above and beyond her duty to help us understand the legal jargon and explain situations and procedures; she has watched us cry and has comforted us in our grief.  We trusted her with our son’s legacy and she dealt with it impeccably. We cannot thank her enough for helping us on our path to closure."

Read My Comments On The Latest News

  • 12/10/2018
    Hospital Trust Admits Missed Opportunities To Escalate Mum’s Care Before Baby Daughter’s Death

    “Pre-eclampsia is a severe type of high blood pressure in pregnancy that can have tragic consequences for babies and can leaves mums seriously ill. “Understandably Ava’s death has had a profound effect on Kimberley and Paul who feel badly let down by the events that led to Ava’s avoidable death. “Whilst nothing can ever make up for their loss we are pleased that the Trust has accepted liability, allowing the couple to try and rebuild their lives the best they can. “Baby Loss Awareness Week is an important time for reflection but also to promote the help available to families who have suffered the heartbreak of losing a child regardless of the circumstances. “We now call on the Trust to ensure it learns lessons from Ava’s death so other families do not have to suffer the heart-break that Kimberley and Paul have.”

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  • 15/05/2018
    Five-Figure Settlement For Woman After Smear Test Failings Lead To Cervical Cancer Diagnosis

    This is a truly terrible case in which a woman has been diagnosed with cervical cancer and faced surgical procedures as a result of failings which could and should have been avoided. “Patients place great faith in medical experts and an issue of this kind only sadly serves to undermine that hugely important trust. “While we are delighted to have helped our client gain justice regarding her awful experiences, it is now absolutely vital that lessons are learned from this case so that such circumstances are simply never repeated again in the future.”

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  • 19/02/2018
    Woman, 20, Left Unable To Conceive Naturally Following Five-Day Delay To Remove Ovarian Cyst

    “Given her medical history of ovarian cysts, when our client started to experience severe abdominal pain she felt sure she was suffering from the same condition. However, despite repeated pleas from our client and her family, there was an unreasonable delay in diagnosing her condition and subsequently performing surgery. “Our client has been left distraught by the fact that, although she voiced her concerns regarding her diagnosis, the hospital did not take her opinion on board. The result is that our client has been left almost certainly infertile due to lack of ovarian function and has been left with the effects of early menopause. “It’s now vital that the NHS Trust ensures it puts measures in place to prevent a repeat of such incidents so no other women have to go through the pain and suffering that our client has experienced.”

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  • 29/04/2015
    Lawyers Secure Rule Change After Helping Brain Injury Victim Secure Long-Term Support

    "The proceedings in this matter were unduly protracted due to the Defendant’s attempt to withdraw a Part 36 offer after it was accepted. "There were a total of six court hearings relating to the Part 36 offer and the issue of whether the Defendant should have been permitted to withdraw, with this ultimately meaning that our client faced a long delay in finally securing this vital financial support. "While nothing will change the catastrophic, life-changing injuries that our client has suffered, this settlement will ensure she is able to access the long-term care and support she will need to get the best from life. "We are delighted to have helped her secure this, but are also happy that the outcome of this case has provided important clarity on the procedures that must be following in civil cases when it comes to the withdrawal of Part 36 offers. "It is hugely important that those taking civil action are kept comprehensively up-to-date on all actions taken by the Defendant, with the Defence also recognising that an offer can only be withdrawn if there is sufficient reason to do so."

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