I am a Solicitor based in the Cambridge office, having qualified in 2012 and joined Irwin Mitchell in 2018. Since qualifying as a solicitor, I have specialised in medical negligence law, dealing with a wide range of cases. These include delays in diagnosis of cancer; brain injuries including birth injuries; eye injuries; avoidable deaths; surgical errors; orthopaedic injuries; and spinal injuries, including Cauda Equina Syndrome.
I also represent families at inquests where their loved one has died through negligent medical treatment.
I run my own caseload of complex cases with a medium to high value as well as assisting Guy Forster, Partner and Head of the Medical Negligence team in Cambridge with his most complex and high value cases.
"Sophie Bales is our main solicitor and she is a very caring person, sensitive to our difficult situation, and she has always come to us whether at home or in hospital." - Legal 500, 2021 (Rising Star)
What Inspired You To Get Into Law?
My father suggested I should get into the law, because I love a challenge and helping people. I did some work experience, loved it, and have never looked back!
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
For me, the most rewarding aspect is working with clients and supporting them, often when they are going through very difficult times in their lives.
What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?
The excellent people who work here, who genuinely care about our clients and getting the very best results for them.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
Away from the office, I love to read a good book, drink some good wine and travel.
Rising Star - Legal 500, 2022