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Sophie Bales

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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.

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.

Read My Comments On The Latest News

  • 25/07/2019
    Wife Of King's Lynn Man Who Died During Ward Transfer At Queen Elizabeth Hospital Voices Concerns

    “This has been a terribly difficult time for Donna, losing Peter and then having to relive it all again at the inquest in January. While nothing will bring Peter back, we welcomed the Coroner’s decision to request a new transfer policy from the Trust. It was deeply disappointing, however, when it was not implemented in the timescale that was given. Although we are pleased that the Trust has now implemented the transfer policy and put safety measures in place, the latest inspection report of the Care Quality Commission is deeply concerning. Safety and leadership are still significant areas of concern. The Trust is required to report to the Care Quality Commission about the action it intends to implement to improve patient safety. We hope that the appropriate measures will now be put in place to ensure that nobody else has to watch a loved one suffer like Peter did before he died.”

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