I am a Senior Associate in the Medical Negligence team in Leeds.
In the past I have dealt with claims involving a wide range of conditions and injuries including delay in diagnosis of cancer, septic arthritis, hospital acquired infections, substandard abdominal and orthopaedic surgery, amputations and claims involving pressure sores.
I have particular experience acting in fatal cases arising from medical negligence and assisting families with the inquest process. I have experience assisting on high value claims involving spinal and brain injuries.
What Inspired You To Get Into Law?
I chose to pursue a career in law, and particularly in personal legal services, because it offered the opportunity to deal with and help ordinary people who have suffered genuine loss as a result of negligence.
I have always had an interest in medicine with some early aspirations to become a doctor so naturally I was drawn to specialising in medical negligence.
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
There is a huge amount of job satisfaction in guiding someone who has suffered a terrible injury as a result of medical negligence through the litigation process from an initial meeting, through the investigation process to settlement and supporting them in their rehabilitation journey along the way.
For a lot of clients obtaining financial compensation is not always the main objective in bringing a claim and they can often simply want an apology or to get answers to questions relating to the care which has been provided to them. Being in a position to help my clients to get answers to those difficult questions is very rewarding.
What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?
I enjoy working at Irwin Mitchell because I am part of a national team of true experts in medical negligence who come very highly rated. Everyone is passionate about patient rights and has an obvious desire to make a difference for their clients. It is a great environment in which we can share our experiences and find the most effective way of achieving the best outcomes.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
Away from the office, I enjoy being a dad. I also enjoy playing and watching football, when I get a chance, and I like to play golf.
"Really constructive." "Makes clients feel calm and safe." - Chambers & Partners, 2022 (Associates To Watch)
"Clients praise him for "explaining everything and creating a brilliant relationship" - Chambers & Partners, 2021 (Associate to Watch)
"Has 'great client manner and good understanding'". - Legal 500, 2018/19
"My case was overseen by Ross Mcwilliams who I can say did his job so professionally and skilfully. I developed a real rapport and from the kindness and time taken to understand my predicament, to the efforts made with sorting all paper work and special appointments. It was all done in an organized and professional manner. I felt so comfortable in discussion, and with a close friend or family member. Irwin Mitchell really made me feel secure, giving no false hopes and doing absolutely everything to make sure my case was a success. Which it was, and I cannot express my grateful in words but I will never forget and always recommended Irwin Mitchell to anybody who requires help. What an experience! Irwin Mitchell will be dealing with all my future affairs, I can say that hands down without any hesitation." - 5* Trustpilot review
"My case was over seen by Ross Mcwilliams who I can say did his job so professionally and skilfully. I developed a real rapport and from the kindness and time taken to understand my predicament, to the efforts made with sorting all paper work and specialty appointments. It was all done in an organized and professional manner. I felt so comfortable in discussion, as with a close friend or family member.
"Irwin Mitchell really made me feel secure, giving no false hopes and doing absolutely everything to make sure my cade was a success. Which it was, and I cannot express my grateful in words but I will never forget and always recommended Irwin Mitchell to anybody who requires help. What an experience! Irwin Mitchell will be dealing with all my future affairs, I can say that hands down without any hesitation." - 5* Trustpilot review
"I only have praise for my solicitor Ross McWilliams in charge of my case. He is the ultimate professional, his communication has been second to none. His attention to detail has been incredible and his kindness and compassion very much appreciated. I feel I knew my position every step of the way and trusted his opinion and advice totally. Ross McWilliams is defiantly without doubt one of your very best company assets."- 5* Trustpilot review
"We chose Irwin Mitchell because of its reputation as the leading personal injury law firm. Both Irwin Mitchell, and the solicitor that we were assigned, Ross McWilliams, more than met our expectations. From our first conversation, Ross acted with professionalism, compassion and a high degree of competence. His calm, considered and confident approach was particularly reassuring during the inquest when he acted on behalf of the family.
Throughout the three years it took for the case to conclude, Ross was always available to answer questions and provide clear updates. Ross worked really hard to find the right expert in a complex area of medicine; this had a significant impact on drawing the case to a successful conclusion. We would highly recommend Irwin Mitchell and, in particular, Ross McWilliams who we can’t thank enough for helping us through a difficult and painful situation, and getting us the outcome we wanted."- 5* Trustpilot review
"Ross has always kept in contact along the way with regular updates. He has appointed the best medical experts and barrister in dealing with our case. Ross has always made me feel that my son and I matter and that our case has been worth fighting. He is personable and affable. Ross is a fantastic representative of the firm
He gives the impression that each case is more than just a case to him, and that a win means justice and not just a tick for the company success rate. I cannot thank Ross and the firm enough for their management, overseeing and control of my son's case. I'm looking forward to our continued partnership in getting my son the help he deserves for a better future. Thank you from both of us for your commitment, hard work and perseverance."- 5* Trustpilot review
"I would like to thank on behalf of my family, both Katie Warner and Ross McWilliams for their very professional and compassionate handling of my case, which ran for over 3 years. They kept me up to date at all times as things developed and were always sensitive towards the family regarding the very traumatic issues involved." - Chiff Chappell, Client
"He kept me informed at all times and explained the legal procedures and terminology in a way I could understand easily and I never felt rushed when talking to him on the phone. Ross worked very hard and long hours for me and was always seeking the best outcome for me. I am very grateful to both Ross and Katie and would highly recommend Irwin Mitchell." - Chan, Client
"I approached Irwin Mitchell to deal with a medical negligence claim relating to my mother. We were represented initially by Katie Warner and then by Ross McWilliams and both were extremely helpful and explained things clearly at each stage.
"The death of my mother during the proceedings meant we had to pass the claim over to myself but again everyone was very helpful and made things very easy under very difficult circumstances. I would have no reservations about recommending Irwin Mitchell to anyone. Thanks for doing a great job." - Dr. Louise Fletcher, client