I am a Solicitor in our Sheffield office, specialising in brain injury and spinal cord injury claims.
I first joined Irwin Mitchell in June 2008, where I gained experience working on the Legal Helpline, before working as a paralegal in the Product Liability Team.
I now work within the Serious Injury Team and represent clients who've been seriously injured following road traffic accidents, accidents at work or accidents in public places.
Rehabilitation is so important when a client has sustained a serious injury. I work hard to secure interim payments so my clients can access rehabilitation packages which allow them to make the best recovery possible and to support their families.
What Inspired You To Get Into Law?
I first showed an interest in working in law when I carried out work experience at school. I then tailored my studies to follow this route and I didn’t look back! I gained work experience in different areas before I decided that I wanted to pursue a career in Personal Injury.
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
The most rewarding part of my role is ensuring that clients have the opportunity to progress with their rehabilitation and seeing the goals that they achieve. I know that my efforts have made a difference and there is nothing more rewarding than this.
What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?
I like working within a hardworking, passionate and experienced team. We all care so much about our clients and they always come first in everything that we do. We also benefit from the expertise of other teams within Irwin Mitchell, such as the Court of Protection team and the Public Law and Human Rights department, so we can ensure that our clients get the assistance they require.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
When I am not at work, I like to go for long walks in the fresh air. I also enjoy reading and catching up with my family and friends.
"Our recommendation of Rachael Aram and Sarah Parkin at Irwin Mitchell is second to none. From our first ever meeting with them to the conclusion of our claim, they remained professional, efficient and approachable. Their knowledge and experience throughout our claim made the process run smoothly with no hiccups, which at a very uncertain time gave us every confidence in their team." - 5* Trustpilot review
'Sarah Parkin has been extremely supportive to me during this difficult period of my life. She has kept me up to date with my case and has offered support with the employment aspects that have overlapped into it. She has a friendly and professional manner. She has patiently explained all of the processes involved in my case as it has proceeded.' - 5* Trustpilot review
'I was hit by a car on Christmas Eve 2016 and sustained serious injuries. I was informed by a friend and received a professional opinion that Irwin Mitchell were a trustworthy and reputable firm, so I phoned them for initial advice. It was the best phone call I made... Sarah visited me the following week and her immediate concern was for my wellbeing and how my recovery was progressing. She spent around 90 mins at my home where we discussed the accident and she informed me what Irwin Mitchell could do to help me. There was no pressure whatsoever to use Irwin Mitchell. In fact she waited to hear from me, before proceeding. I cannot thank Sarah enough for representing me - as well as her legal expertise, I found her kind, very supportive and reassuring.' - 5* Trustpilot review
"Throughout the past 4 1/2 years, Irwin Mitchell have offered outstanding service in regards to rehabilitation needs, emotional support at times and managed to reach a good settlement which will give myself and my family financial security for the future. My solicitor, and the individuals working with her have always been kind and approachable throughout. My solicitor has always taken the trouble to explain the position of my case and talked through any concerns along the way. Both herself and the barrister showed their skill and professionalism at a virtual Joint Settlement Meeting recently that brought the case to a close." -5* Trustpilot review
"Outstanding service: Having used Irwin Mitchell to take up legal proceedings on my behalf, I whole heatedly recommend their services. The solicitors responsible for my case, Sarah Parkin and Joanne Witherington, kept me informed at every stage of the process and clearly and articulately explained every detail, giving me a strong understanding of what was happening and what options were available to me.
I am very thankful to Irwin Mitchell and the services of Sarah and Joanne as they have advised me every step of the way and supported me in what was initially, an intimidating process; During the settlement stage they have both been 100% professional and ensured to secure the best possible result for myself. They are a credit to the company and I would definitely use Irwin Mitchell again based on this experience." - 5* Trustpilot review