I am a Senior Associate Solicitor in the Medical Negligence team in Sheffield.
I specialise in clinical negligence claims and inquests and have over 13 years of experience in this field. During this time, I have dealt with a wide range of complex and high value cases, including those involving children who have sustained life-changing injuries following birth, such as cerebral and Erbs palsy. I have also represented individuals who have suffered brain and spinal injuries as a result of negligent medical treatment.
I have a special interest in fatal accident claims and inquests, representing bereaved families in the Coroner’s court.
"The legal process has been challenging and emotional. There aren’t words to give an adequate account of what we have been through. Tania & Rebecca have represented our interests with fidelity & staunch determination to achieve a just outcome. They did so with compassionate humanity & much appreciated humour." - 5* Trustpilot review
"My case was was handled by Tanya Harrison and Laura Hopkinson , I have nothing but praise and gratitude for their help and support over a very difficult time for me and my husband, Thank you" - 5* Trustpilot review
"From the start I felt at ease with Tania Harrison a very understanding and personal approach. Very sympathetic to what I was going through went out of her way to visit me and make me feel like I could discuss anything not just the case in hand, listened to my every word and never made me feel like nothing wasn't important. The whole team that I have dealt with are very understanding you do not feel like you are just another case, everything is personal and you feel like they become part of your extended family." - 5* Trustpilot review
Tania "is sympathetic, thorough and provides a balanced view." - Chambers & Partners, 2020
"Brilliant and very able' - Chambers & Partners, 2019
Named the “Associate to watch” in Chambers & Partners, who note: "Tania garners praise in her work in inquests and is described as 'brilliant and very able'. She is experienced in cases concerning birth injuries and fatalities."
Tania shows 'Excellent judgement' and is 'extremely efficient' - Legal 500.
What Inspired You To Get Into Law?
I wanted to enter a profession that involved helping people. I’d always had a keen interest in the law and following a period of work experience at a local solicitors practice, I decided that route was for me.
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
I often meet individuals at very difficult and distressing times in their lives, whether because of a life changing injury, or the loss of a loved one. Having the chance to secure not just compensation for clients and their families, but also the rehabilitation and support they need going forward makes my job very rewarding.
What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?
I work with some of the best clinical negligence lawyers in the country, who are dedicated to securing the best possible outcome for their clients.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
I enjoy spending time with family and friends, particularly my young son and husband. This usually involves some sort of train-related activity – my son’s obsession!
I am also a keen traveller and as I can I like to indulge this past time.