I am a Partner in the London office of the Serious Injury team and specialise in complex cases representing both adults and young children who have sustained life changing injuries; I have a particular interest in brain injury and am the National Brain Injury Coordination Group Lead for Irwin Mitchell.
I am a Fellow and Accredited Brain Injury Specialist with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.
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. In 2021, I was a finalist for the Personal Injury Awards' Catastrophic Injury Lawyer of the Year Award.
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 lawyer to help make a real difference to people who need clear and skilled advice at a traumatic and often life changing time. I take great pride in being their advocate and supporting them to live the most fulfilling lives possible after a serious injury.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your role?
The most rewarding aspect of my work is to see in practice the difference that good rehabilitation can make to my clients (and their families) quality of life. It's particularly rewarding for those who've suffered life-changing brain injuries. Clients are at the heart of everything we do at Irwin Mitchell and seeing a client walk, or speak again for the first time in years makes everything worthwhile.
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.
"Sarah Griggs is outstanding. An extraordinarily empathetic and experienced solicitor. Just total class." - Legal 500, 2022 (Leading Individual)
Sarah Griggs is a "Next Generation Partner." – Legal 500, 2021
"Sarah was very professional but also friendly and compassionate she took the time to get to know the family and built a fantastic working relationship with us. The case was settled to a very satisfactory outcome. Can not recommend them enough." - 5* Trustpilot review
Described as having a "particular expertise in cases involving traumatic brain injury and capacity issues." – Legal 500, 2019
Sarah "runs claims of the upmost severity and fights hard for clients against increasingly aggressive defendant insurers." – Legal 500, 2019
"Irwin Mitchell was recommended to me as the best solicitors to deal with work related injuries. My son suffered a catastrophic injury and was unable to represent himself so I had to do this for him. Sarah Griggs took on the case and became his Litigation solicitor. The case took 8 years to come to court and the Team members changed during that time with the exception of Sarah who lead the case from start to finish.
It was a complex case and Sarah frequently had to explain or clarify the different stages. She was always respectful of my views and ensured we worked to achieve the best outcome for my son.
Whilst retaining the respect and professionalism of a solicitor throughout the case, now that we have achieved the outcome we wanted and the litigation has finished I can regard Sarah as a friend. She has witnessed my son's journey over the last 8 years and will continue on a non professional basis to follow his progress." - 5* Trustpilot review
"We phoned Irwin Mitchell just after our son had a very bad motorcycle accident. We were contacted by Sarah Griggs who came down and helped us. From then on Irwin Mitchell were brilliant not only sorting out every detail regarding our son’s rehabilitation but constantly reassuring us and ensuring nothing was ever too much trouble.
Sarah also set up a care team for my son who are all excellent and we don’t know where our son would be without there help. Throughout the process we were kept updated and well informed. When our barrister, Stephen Killalea was appointed he was again brilliant with our son Stephen. Sarah handled everything with the utmost professionalism. I would without hesitation recommend them to anyone. We as a family cannot thank Irwin Mitchell and especially Sarah Griggs and her team enough once again thank you." - 5* Trustpilot review