I am an Associate Solicitor with over 15 years’ experience in serious injury work. I represent clients injured in road traffic accidents, workplace accidents, and also those with public or occupier’s liability claims, who have sustained severe orthopaedic injury, psychiatric illness, amputations and traumatic brain injury.
I have a particular interest in sports or outdoor-activities claims and represent clients who have suffered life-changing injuries participating in football, rugby, water sports and outdoor activities, including claims for instructors. I have considerable experience with Animals Act claims, and specifically equestrian claims.
In addition to the serious injury work I also represent victims of sexual abuse including historic claims of abuse. I act for clients who were abused at school, in children’s homes and whilst in the care of the local authority. I also conduct claims against the Church. I have represented children and young persons with learning disabilities who are both child and adult survivors.
I qualified in September 2006.
What do you do away from the office?
Keen golfer, horse-rider and follower of all sports.
Foul Play (PI Focus 2020), explaining the 'Sexual Abuse in a Sporting Context' report from the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) - download as PDF
Getting Clued UP (PI Focus Sept 2021), tips on instructing private investigators for personal injury practitioners - download as PDF
"The support, advice and professionalism of all the staff I encountered at Irwin Mitchell has been excellent. Stephanie and Katie always made themselves available for any questions and provided detail in depth to allow me to understand how the case was progressing. They looked into all relevant scenarios and obtained the best outcome possible for me." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Excellent service from start to finish. Regular contact and happy to explain in lay person terms. They were very considerate during what was a very stressful time. The solicitors are experienced and offer very good advice. I will use them again without doubt if the need arises." -5* Trustpilot review
"My experience was very professional and helpful. In my instance I was grateful that the solicitor in charge of my case Stephanie Pelling was able to focus on the relevant issues whilst simultaneously appreciating the emotional sensitivity involved. Thanks again to everyone at Irwin Mitchell." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Professional, considerate and very helpful. The conclusion was satisfactory" -5* Trustpilot review
"Everyone I dealt with at Irwin Mitchell was exceptionally professional. They were very helpful and always willing to answer any questions I had. They kept me fully updated on the process and what was happening, and explained all of the legalities of my case very clearly to make sure I understood.
They were very honest throughout and made sure they managed my expectations, while also reassuring me about what they were doing to do their best for a positive outcome from my case. I would thoroughly recommend them to anyone who believes they are entitled to a claim, I am exceptionally happy with the service I received from them and the settlement they recovered for me." -5* Trustpilot review
"Further to my road accident claim of January 2019, I wish to thank the staff of Irwin Mitchell (Stephanie Pelling in particular) who have successfully completed my claim for personal injuries." - 5* Trustpilot review