I am a Partner in the Medical Negligence department and manage a team of lawyers in the Sheffield office. I have specialised in medical law for more than 15 years, and I have particular expertise in birth injury, amputation, and spinal injury cases.
"An excellent solicitor who is totally committed to her clients.... A good technical lawyer." - Chambers & Partners, 2022 (Leading Individual - Band 2)
"Sarah Rowland sets the tone for her team. She is an excellent solicitor and is totally committed to her clients. She is firm in negotiations but her excellent client care skills do not prevent her giving difficult advice when it is necessary. She is intelligent, enthusiastic and very able" - Legal 500, 2021
"Tenacity, integrity, knowledge and determination… Sarah is clearly passionate about getting the best for her clients." - Chambers & Partners, 2019
Sources say that "something about her that makes you realise that you can rely on her - she really is expert at what she does." - Chambers & Partners 2018
She is "realistic in terms of her advice to the client." - Chambers & Partners 2017
"An experienced litigator who impresses with her tactical skills" - Legal 500, 2017
"Sarah Rowland garners market respect for her expertise in amputation, brain injury and spinal injury cases. Commentators describe her as an 'exceptionally bright and talented lawyer'." - Chambers & Partners 2016
"Irwin Mitchell are highly recommended (and thanked!) for all their support in the most challenging circumstances. Sarah Rowland, Beth Perry and their teams could not have been better. From our initial meeting and continuing today we receive nothing but the best service. We have had some complex issues but are well guided through the process with advice that is always explained clearly. They also provide fast response times and superb assistance with our wide ranging legal requirements." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Sarah Rowland partner in Irwin Mitchell were instrumental in a long fight for ultimate success in our legal case. A complex case investigated with vigour and professionalism. Always kept well informed, a very personable approach from Sarah and her team, a true understanding of the impact, hence we were able to rest assured of the meticulous attention to detail, ultimately presented perfectly in court... [We] cannot thank Sarah Rowland enough for her achievements through sheer dedication, commitment and compassion for her clients and families." 5* Trustpilot review
"Outstanding professional service from start to finish. Caring, understanding and very thoughtful to our case. Never gave up and after years of fighting got some kind of justice for our Son. We now have some comfort knowing he will have the best care and therapy for the rest of his life. Sarah Rowland is simply an awesome solicitor with a wealth of knowledge to hand." 5* Trustpilot review
"I can't recommend Sarah Rowland and her team enough for their professionalism, expertise and sensitivity in handling a difficult case for me over the last two years. From the outset Sarah, Amanda and Katie we helpful approachable and supportive. They kept me up to date with any developments which was very reassuring in a lengthy process and I always felt able to get in touch if i needed any information and my opinions and thoughts were taken into account." 5* Trustpilot review
"Sarah Rowland... offered us the highest standards of professionalism, whilst supporting and genuinely caring for myself and my family. Money can not change the past but it can ensure that my daughter will be cared for her entire life and that reassurance is priceless. In cases like my daughters, it is so important to get the best representation possible and with Irwin Mitchell that’s what you receive. I would thoroughly recommend Irwin Mitchell and I am extremely grateful to Sarah and her team." 5* Trustpilot review
"Very special thanks to you Sarah for your expertise, compassion, patience and understanding throughout. I know M will be sprinkling his fairy dust down on you." - Client
What Inspired You To Get Into Law?
I wrote on my university application form that I wanted to study law because of a keen sense of justice, and I still stand by that as my inspiration.
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
Seeing the positive effect that a damages claim can have on people who have been injured when medical treatment has gone wrong. It is incredibly rewarding to recover compensation so that people can have proper rehabilitation and a care package, and can move to suitable accommodation. Although money can never properly compensate people in this situation, it can dramatically improve their quality of life.
What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?
Working with such a knowledgeable team of specialists, who are committed to improving different aspects of a person’s life.