I am a Senior Associate Solicitor in the Medical Negligence team in Sheffield and have worked at Irwin Mitchell since 2011.
I act exclusively for Claimants against NHS Trusts, GPs and other healthcare professionals. I have experience of dealing with a wide range of cases including negligent surgery, failures to diagnose and treat, injuries caused to mother and baby during birth, amputations and spinal injuries.
I have a particular interest in cases where suicide and injuries arising from attempted suicide could have been avoided with appropriate care. I act for families whose loved one has died as a result of medical negligence and help families through the inquest process at the Coroner’s Court.
What Inspired You To Get Into law?
A combination of a desire to help people, the appeal of a varied and challenging career and a strong sense of justice.
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
Our clients often find that their concerns have not been listened to by those involved in their care and that they have lots of questions that have gone unanswered. As a result, I often find that the most rewarding part of my job comes at the start of a case when I sit down with a new client and tell them I can assist them with their case. I am often the first person who has listened to them properly and acknowledged their concerns.
What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?
I am proud to work with a large team of leading medical negligence lawyers who strive to achieve the best possible outcome for every client. I also have the privilege of working with our support and rehabilitation coordinators who provide invaluable support to clients and their families whilst their cases are ongoing, and with other teams who provide specialist advice on matters such as access to statutory services, education and the Court of Protection.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
I enjoy travelling, exploring new places and learning languages. I like photography, eating out and relaxing with family and friends.
"Really good and goes the extra mile for clients." - Chambers & Partners, 2022 (Associate To Watch)
"Rosie is a credit to the Company and is very passionate about her job and ensuring that her clients are looked after and will do everything she can to try and make the process as smooth as possible. Thank you for all your hard work Rosie and I would definitely recommend this service to anyone that found themselves in the unfortunate position of needing to be represented." -5* Trustpilot review
"A genuine personal service with good communication helps you to feel confident that IM are working hard even with cases that run into years." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Excellent from start to finish. Rosie Charlton was brilliant from day one. She is very professional and understanding. I found her very good at her job and I would like to say a big thankyou for winning my case. I would not hesitate to go to them again. Excellent firm. Thankyou for everything Rosie" -5* Trustpilot review
"I would like to say a big Big sincere thank you to Irwin Mitchell and the team. Especially, Rosie Charlton for all her hard work and professionalism in securing my successful medical negligence claim. Despite the denials and difficulties Rosie was always there to answer questions, Rosie never gave in and always believed in my case which gave me confidence we would succeed . Once again many thanks to Rosie Charlton and the team at Irwin Mitchell. I would highly recommend Irwin Mitchell to anyone" - 5* Trustpilot review
"From August 2015, Rosie became our very good ear, listening board and mostly our advocate for the clinical negligence I'd personally suffered, she also showed compassion at other times when life was let's say a bit unfair, despite the 6 year timescale we were kept up to date at every point. Their appointed person of excellence and our barrister we couldn't have asked more from. We knew from the beginning this case would be difficult due to an underlying issue however, this year we came to a full and compensated conclusion.
My husband and family all agree that with Irwin Mitchell you really do have the complete team on your side, Rosie and her colleagues certainly worked their hardest for us and even in doubt they pursued, another company would have walked away I'm sure. I started this claim with another firm as I was a member of Unison meaning, I had free legal fees. However, from the 1st call Irwin Mitchell were completely professional and forthcoming to proceed. We can't thank you enough." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Julianne Moore and Rosie Charlton provided an exceptional service to me throughout my medical negligence claim. I found the process somewhat challenging and upsetting and they were always unbelievably kind, considerate and understanding of the sensitive nature of my claim and the impact and scope of the effect my injuries had had. They showed great understanding and empathy, keeping the lines of communication open and were always prompt in replying to any queries or concerns I raised.
"The service they provided throughout was impeccable and I could now have asked for more. They achieved me a fantastic outcome and I will be ever grateful to both for the work and time they put into a complicated case and for the tenacity with which they they worked. I would recommend Irwin Mitchell for their services in medical negligence claims and take this opportunity to thank Julianne and Rosie for representing me." - 5* Trustpilot review