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Tom Fletcher

Associate Solicitor


I am an Associate in the Medical Negligence and Child Abuse team in Birmingham. I have worked for Irwin Mitchell since 2010 when I started as a trainee. 

I grew up in the West Midlands and studied law at Cardiff University before completing my Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in Birmingham.

I act for clients in medical negligence cases against NHS Trusts, private practitioners and general practitioners (GPs). I run my own varied case load which includes fatalities, failures to diagnose serious conditions, negligent orthopaedic treatment/surgery, and negligent urological treatment/surgery.

I specialise in cases where suicide and injuries arising from attempted suicide could have been avoided with the appropriate care from mental health professionals. I am also able to help families through the Inquest process at the Coroner’s Court. 

In addition to medical negligence cases, I also deal with cases where individuals have suffered sexual, physical and emotional abuse by members of religious organisations and where social services have failed to remove children earlier from their natural homes.

What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?

The most rewarding aspect of my role comes at the beginning of a case when a client first learns that I may be able to assist them with a case going forward. Often our clients’ concerns have not been listened to by the professionals involved in their care and then again through the later complaint processes. This means that I am often the first person who has properly listened to their concerns.

What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?

Irwin Mitchell really cares about finding the answers for their clients and fortunately we have some of the most talented clinical negligence and child abuse lawyers in the country to ensure that this happens.

What Do You Do Away From The Office?

I am a keen singer and thespian, and have played many lead roles in a number of theatres across the West Midlands. I also enjoy playing the guitar, song-writing, and am an avid supporter of Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club.

Read My Comments On The Latest News

  • 15/01/2019
    Teacher Abuse Survivor Urges Others To Not Suffer In Silence

    “Antony has shown immense bravery and courage in recent years to waive his right to anonymity and talk openly about everything he has faced. “Antony has had to live the effects of what happened to him for many years. We are now helping Antony to access the specialist support he needs to try and put the abuse he had to experience behind him the best he can so he can focus on the future. “As our efforts continue, he is desperate to reach out and reassure others affected by abuse that they do not need to live in silence.”

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  • 02/01/2019
    Cornwall Abuse Charities Receive Boost Thanks To Law Firm’s Donation

    “Irwin Mitchell has always placed a great emphasis on supporting a range of causes across the UK and these charities carry out hugely important work to ensure that those affected by abuse can ultimately get the support they need to try and move forward with their lives. “As soon as we heard about their plans to create an improved waiting area we were keen to lend a hand and we also hope that our free legal clinics will prove useful to those who use the service. “Charities like CRASAC and CLEAR ensure that survivors of abuse do not suffer in silence and we are delighted to support their vital work.”

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  • 27/11/2018
    Five-Figure Settlement For Birmingham Man ‘Traumatised’ By PE Teacher Abuse

    "This is yet another terrible case which highlights the devastating long-term impact that historical sexual abuse can have on people, with survivors often suffering for a great number of years. “While nothing will change what Mark has experienced, we hope that this settlement will at least ensure he is able to move forward with his life and access to the specialist support which will help him do so. “It can be incredibly difficult for those who have been sexually abused to come forward and speak out about what they have faced, but we would urge anyone affected by similar problems not to suffer in silence.”

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  • 03/10/2018
    Specialist Lawyers Praise Bravery Of Abuse Survivors After Former Deputy Head Teacher Found Guilty

    “The details which have emerged in this case are truly shocking. The bravery of the abuse survivors who have come forward to help secure this conviction is commendable.”

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