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 and spinal injury cases.
"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
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.