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Sarah Griggs

Partner

Biography

I am a Partner in the Serious Injury team, based in our London office. I joined Irwin Mitchell in 2006 and specialise in complex cases involving life changing injuries; I have a particular interest in brain injury.

I am accredited by APIL as a senior litigator and am a member of the Law Society's Personal Injury Accreditation Scheme.

In addition to my case work I have close links with Headway, the brain injury charity: I was appointed as a Trustee of Headway East London in 2013.  I am also a Committee member for the Acquired Brain Injury Forum for London (ABIL) and am keen to raise awareness of acquired brain injury across London and the UK.

I am passionate about rehabilitation and have extensive experience of securing interim payments for my clients to ensure that their rehabilitation can start as soon as possible.

Jaxx Cave, one of my clients, suffered serious head injuries in a road accident. She's since made a remarkable recovery, which you can follow in the online mini series below. Read more about Jaxx's story here.

What Inspired You To Get Into Law?

I became a personal injury lawyer to help make a difference to people who need clear and skilled advice at a traumatic time of their lives.

What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role? 

Whilst my priority is to obtain the best possible settlements for my clients, I find it most satisfying to help to bring some sense of normality back to their lives after a serious and often life changing injury.

What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?

I work within a team of highly skilled solicitors of all levels of experience. We often share our knowledge and experiences and this is invaluable to the development of our team. I feel proud to work with such highly skilled and dedicated colleagues, who do all they can to support their clients.

What Do You Do Away From The Office?

I love visiting London's amazing art galleries and theatres but with two young boys, I spend most of my spare time playing football.



Read My Comments On The Latest News

  • 01/02/2019
    South London Man Receives £10m Settlement After Suffering Serious Brain Injury In Car Crash

    “The last few years have been an extremely traumatic for my client and his family as they tried to come to terms with how all their lives have changed forever. “While we are pleased with the outcome of today’s hearing, no amount of money can ever make up for the fact that my client and his family would rather not be in this situation at all. “This case vividly highlights the consequences that families can be left to deal with because of drivers not paying attention. We urge motorists to take care on the roads at all times so other families don’t have to suffer the pain and hurt that our client and his family have, and will continue to face.”

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  • 25/01/2019
    High Court Approves £3.5m Settlement After Pedestrian Suffers Traumatic Brain Injury In Collision

    “This was a truly terrible incident which has had a profound effect on the lives of my client and her family. “No amount of money can compensate for what has happened but at least my client will be able to continue her rehabilitation and continue with the great progress she has made since her accident. “We hope that today’s ruling provides some peace of mind to the family, meaning my client can continue to live a full and active life. “Her family have been a vital support to her throughout this process and are hoping that this settlement will allow them all to put the accident behind them so they can all look to the future.”

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  • 23/11/2018
    Teenage Motorcyclist Reveals Battle To Overcome Serious Injuries Caused By Driver Opening Car Door On Him

    “While many people with a brain injury may no longer show any physical signs after their initial recovery the effects can last for many years. “Ryan has made tremendous progress to overcome the very serious injuries he suffered. However he still requires specialist therapies to continue his recovery. “His case vividly highlights the devastating consequences that vulnerable road users such as motorcyclists can face because of other road users not paying attention. “We join Ryan in using Road Safety Week to remind motorists of the need to pay attention at all times and will continue to support him to maximise his recovery.”

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  • 19/12/2017
    Welder Blinded In Explosion Focuses On Future As Family Moves Into New Home Thanks To Expert Lawyers' Continued Support

    The injuries Andrew suffered because of failings by his employer were truly terrible. “The day Andrew was injured changed his life forever and he has faced a long journey to get to this stage in his rehabilitation. “We are so pleased that Andrew, his family and Nevis are enjoying their new bungalow and are settling in well. Their move into their new home is a major milestone in Andrew’s recovery. “Nothing can turn the clock back but we are determined to keep supporting Andrew to ensure his family have the security they need and Andrew receives the much-needed care he also needs to continue his recovery.”

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