I am a solicitor specialising in medical negligence claims and act exclusively on behalf of patients and their families. I have experience in representing people in claims against NHS Trusts, GPs and private practitioners in a wide range of circumstances, including surgical errors, missed or delayed diagnoses, and failures resulting in death.
I am committed to achieving the very best results for my clients, securing them the compensation, support and answers they deserve.
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Job?
Playing a part in helping people move forwards in incredibly difficult circumstances, getting them the answers they need to understand what has gone wrong and the compensation they need to help re-build their lives.
What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?
Irwin Mitchell puts clients at the centre of everything they do. I feel very lucky to work at a firm with that ethos and within a team of very talented and knowledge lawyers at the forefront of their field.
What Inspired You To Get Into Law?
I have always had a keen sense of justice and wanted to do a job that would make a real difference to peoples' lives – becoming a solicitor felt like the perfect fit.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
At the weekends you will find me out for brunch or roaming the Cotswolds with my border terrier, Mollie.
“Throughout my dealings with her, Sophie Smethurst has been extremely efficient and thorough, whilst also showing empathy to my situation. She has guided me, and my wife, through a stressful, lengthy claims procedure, providing regular updates on progress and always treated us with kindness and respect.” - 5* Trustpilot review
“Irwin Mitchell helped me to claim damages for medical negligence. It was a long process and Sophie supported me all the way. She was really sympathetic and patient with me, and always happy to set up a call. I'm not going to say it was a great experience, because it was really difficult, but we got there in the end. - 5* Trustpilot review
"I'd like to thank Lindsay Tomlinson, Sophie Smethurst, and my barrister Caroline. For the superb job they done. Thank you everyone for the amazing job you all did for me." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Very professional service! After suffering the physical and emotional cost of clinical negligence and the subsequent dismissive attitude of the NHS Trust, it was a relief to know that I was in expert hands. The Birmingham solicitors; Lindsay and Sophie were both very supportive, kind and compassionate. They guided me through the process giving me advice and listening at every stage. I'm very glad I chose Irwin Mitchell." - 5* Trustpilot review