I am a Solicitor in the Medical Negligence team, based in our Leeds office.
I have a varied caseload including claims against hospital trusts, general practitioners and private practitioners.
I have experience in running a broad range of medical negligence claims including delays in diagnosis, surgical errors, amputations, cerebral palsy and other birth related injuries.
I studied law at Leicester University and completed the Legal Practice Course at The College of Law, York. I qualified as a Solicitor in January 2009 after completing my training contract at a York based firm. I moved to Leeds in January 2012 to work for a niche medical negligence firm before joining Irwin Mitchell in November 2014.
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"We had the pleasure of working Samuel Hill while he was fighting our case. We lost our daughter through medical neglect and he did his up most best to fight our corner and make us feel valuable. He knew our case and it’s contents were of a very sensitive nature and always took our feelings into consideration and he endeavoured to serve is a friendly and professional manner. We would definitely recommend Samuel Hill from Irwin Mitchell if anyone were to need legal advice." -
Sharron McLeod, former client
"I first approached Irwin Mitchell almost two and a half years ago to see if they would act for me in a proposed claim for breach of duty against an NHS Trust . . . It was important to me that I could have a close working relationship with Samuel [Hill] and it was clear from day one this was going to be the case. I could see that Samuel cared about my claim almost as much as I did . . . Samuel always acted both professionally and with sympathy and understanding . . . I am pleased to say that we were . . . successful and I will be forever grateful to Samuel and Irwin Mitchell." - Richard, former client
"My solicitor Samuel Hill . . . was very proficient in his work and very methodical. [He] continued to treat me as an individual, understood and listened to my thoughts in matters yet gently guided me in the right direction I would have no hesitation in using Samuel again via Irwin Mitchell. Thank you. your guidance and understanding was ten fold." - Janet, former client
"Fantastic. I contacted Irwin Mitchel, they put me through to Sam Hill and his team. They were compassionate [and] understanding . . . I would recommend them every day of the week and twice on a Sunday. If you feel that you have been let down by a medical professional don't let them simply say "sorry wont happen again" speak to Sam Hill and the Team at Irwin Mitchel." - John, former client
"I could easily recommend Irwin Mitchell for legal help. The process although long was made easier by my solicitor keeping me informed, and reassuring me when I was becoming disheartened. They didn't just treat me as a client but as an individual." - Janet, former client
"I cannot praise Samuel Hill and Lauren Bullock of Irwin Mitchell highly enough for all their help and dedication in coming to a successful conclusion of my medical negligence claim for delayed diagnosis of malignant melanoma. They always dealt with me in a sympathetic and compassionate manner whilst remaining professional throughout. They always kept me informed of progress, gave me sound and honest advice and took the time to listen to me . . . I always felt that they cared about me as an individual rather than one of many. I have no hesitation in recommending Irwin Mitchell." - Margaret, former client
What Inspired You To Get Into Law?
From a very young age I laboured on a farm at weekends and in school holidays and had a love for agriculture. I originally intended on becoming a solicitor specialising in Agricultural Law with a view to saving enough and eventually being able to afford my own small holding.
During my training I was fortunate enough to spend time working in a specialist medical negligence and catastrophic injury team. I was immediately hooked by this area of law and have never looked back.
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
I get to work on a daily basis with clients from all walks of life, who are often in completely different situations. One day I can be working for a child who has suffered a serious brain injury and on another I can be supporting a client who has lost a loved one.
At first contact my clients and their families are all often at an all time low both emotionally and physically. I am able to work with my clients through a journey of finding answers and obtaining apologies. With the assistance of experts, I am able to implement packages of support, care and therapy, often at the very early stages. Accompanied with the use of assistive technology, I am able to see on-going improvement for my clients with my ultimate aim being to make their lives as easy, enjoyable and fulfilling as possible.
What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?
Working at Irwin Mitchell gives me the opportunity to work for the number one law firm for medical negligence, as ranked by Legal 500. I get to work alongside some of, if not the best and most experienced medical negligence solicitors in the country.
There is a real “can do attitude” with a focus on identifying clients' wishes and needs at an early stage and wherever possible exceeding their expectations.
Irwin Mitchell is committed to supporting charities and encourages all of it’s staff to get involved with both local and national charities. If you have an idea that may help those less abled, Irwin Mitchell will provide the time and assistance in order to enable you deliver whatever your idea may be.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
When not spending time renovating an old cottage or reviving its gardens, I enjoy the outdoors. I love long leisurely walks in the countryside or for more excitement, snowboarding.
I enjoy spending time with family and friends, in particular if there is a BBQ thrown in.
Travel is another passion of mine, in particular the more unusual destinations. I have spent six months travelling East Africa where I worked for volunteering programs, building houses and teaching English.