I am one of the Partners in our very successful Medical Negligence team in the Birmingham office. I have extensive experience of a wide variety of claims and have specialised in this area of work since 1996.
I head one of the leading Medical Negligence teams in the country and am fortunate to work with a group of people who are committed to bringing claims on behalf of injured people and getting the very best result for them.
This is an area of work that is challenging not only because of the medical complexities of a case, but the emotional impact this will have had on the injured person and their family.
At Irwin Mitchell we have the range and depth of experience not only to deal with these types of cases but also the resources to help clients with the more wide-ranging impact of their claim.
"She guides us down the best path. Her desire to get the best result for the client is awe-inspiring." - Chambers & Partners, 2019
"Very skilled, knowledgeable and charming." - Chambers & Partners 2018
"Extremely knowledgeable, client-oriented and efficient." - Chambers & Partners 2017
“Level-headed, and good with clients.” - Chambers & Partners 2016
"Experienced in obstetric and wrongful birth cases." - Legal 500 2013
"Sara Burns does fantastic work, attracts a lot of loyalty, and is really on top of things." - Legal 500 2011
What Inspired You To Get Into Law?
I met some inspiring characters when I was away travelling before I went to university and this gave me the goal to work towards getting into the law. I wanted to do something that was both challenging and rewarding, and I work in an area of the law that incorporates both.
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
Simply enabling people to find out what really happened to them or their family, to take them through what is often a complex and lengthy legal process and to allow them to get on with their lives.
What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?
We are prepared to take on the difficult, challenging cases and have the facilities and support systems in place to get great results for clients.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
I provide a regular taxi service for my three children, am an excellent juggler, can produce a meal out of very little in the fridge and when I get the chance love to see a play, a film, read a book or just enjoy a gin and tonic.