I joined Irwin Mitchell in July 2019 after 12 years specialising in Clinical Negligence Claims. I specialise in birth and neonatal cases resulting in severe brain injuries and cerebral palsy. I'm also experienced in a wide variety of surgical claims, GP negligence, pregnancy and gynaecology, and gastroenterology.
What Inspired You To Get Into Law?
Initially I trained as a legal secretary and this introduced me to the world of law and lawyers. This was a career path I knew very little about initially. As a result of some great work experience and the encouragement of the lawyers I worked for I, decided to take a law degree and to become a solicitor. Since then I haven't looked back.
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
Once I discovered the niche practice of medical negligence I became fascinated by medicine and medical conditions. I particularly enjoy the forensic side of investigating difficult cases and working with medical experts.
The most rewarding aspect of my role is seeing the quality of my clients' lives improve through the additional therapeutic help, equipment, and care that they can have as a result of a comprehensive compensation package.
It's always a pleasure and a privilege to see the relief that clients can experience when compensation is provided for the lifetime of the individual. This is particularly true in brain injury cases involving children where compensations allows parents to finally get back to being parents rather than just carers.
What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?
I've always worked in large firms and this means working in a well resourced environment. Irwin Mitchell has many lawyers doing a similar type of work. There's always someone who has come across a similar situation or difficult case and a wealth of experienced lawyers to share their knowledge. Within each specialist area we work in small sub-teams and this encourages a team approach to our case work and a supportive working environment all of which benefit our clients.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
Out of the office I'm a mother to two young adults and a pet parent to two cats and a small dog all of whom can be demanding at times! I live in the Sussex countryside and love spending my free time walking on the South Downs, in the Ashdown Forest, or playing tennis with friends.