I am a senior associate based in the Manchester office and I assist Lindsay Wise, head of the Manchester Medical Negligence team as well as running my own varied clinical negligence case load.
I deal with a wide variety of different clinical negligence claims including neurological injuries, obstetric and gynaecological injuries, amputation, delays in the diagnosis of cancer and fatal claims. I also represent bereaved families at inquest.
I have a particular interest in neurological claims including nerve injury, spinal cord injury, and brain injuries on behalf of children and adults.
What Inspired You To Get Into Law?
When I was young, I wanted to become a doctor, in particular I always believed that I would be a neurosurgeon. Around the age of 15, I became squeamish and decided that I wouldn't be suited to medicine. I'd always had an interest in the law, and did some work experience in a high street personal injury firm. I quickly became involved in clinical negligence cases there, and I really enjoyed the work, so embarked upon a law degree with the aim of becoming a solicitor.
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
I like helping people and try to go the extra mile to get the best outcome for clients. I feel very rewarded when I look back at a case and see how a client's quality of life has improved as a consequence of my help.
I also get great satisfaction from putting together all of the pieces of the case, like a puzzle, and working through it to get the answers that a client deserves.
What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?
The passion and drive of the firm and its tenacity in achieving the best outcomes for clients
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
Outside of the office, I enjoy cooking (although I am not necessarily very good at it) and DIY.
“Irwin Mitchell are a great medical negligence lawyers and I highly recommend them to anyone . . . the Support of my CLM has been invaluable. After suffering medical negligence and having my whole life affected and changed it has been a great support to have some one to talk to . . . Throughout the covid-19 pandemic I have had regular conversations and offers of support, i.e. shopping being dropped of during the crisis . . . The support has been my only line of support through out these scary times and is second to none.” – Client
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“I would highly recommend the service provided by Irwin Mitchell and in particular Sharon Williams who looked after my case. She was always happy to update me and answer my questions and I found always her to be trustworthy, professional and empathetic. Thank you.” – Client
"I would like to thank Sharon Williams from Irwin Mitchell, who is based in their Manchester Office, for all her hard, meticulous work that she undertook whilst acting for my mother..." – Leonie Wolff, client's daughter (read full 5* review)
"First Class - From start to finish I've found Irwin Mitchell and especially my solicitor Sharon Williams first class. Sharon made the experience as stress free as possible..." – Liz Long, client (read full 5* review)
"Sharon Williams and the team at Irwin Mitchell were brilliant from start to finish. Very helpful and considerate keeping me up dated on a regular basis. Can't thank Sharon enough. Highly recommend." – Client
Always well-prepared, shows great attention to detail and is very good with clients" – Legal 500, 2017