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. In 2019 I was also nominated and shortlisted for the 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.
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