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.
Tom Fletcher is a "Rising Star." – Legal 500, 2021
"My sincere gratitude and thanks to the team at Irwin Mitchell and especially to my solicitor Tom Fletcher, who has continued to strive towards getting the best results for my case. Tom was professional throughout and handled my case with the upmost sensitivity. He always kept me up to date with any developments, and he explained clearly how we should proceed. He was incredibly patient and sympathetic when I was going through uncertain times." - 5* Trustpilot review