I qualified as a solicitor in 2011, and joined Irwin Mitchell as an Associate in June 2017. I became a Senior Associate in 2020.
I work on a variety of cases where patients have suffered significant injuries, including:
- Claims involving a death
- Gynaecology cases
- Delay in the diagnosis of cancer
- Surgical injuries
- Spinal injury cases
- Orthopaedic cases
- Injuries to children at birth
I manage my own varied caseload, and assist senior members of the team with complex injuries involving cerebral palsy and other birth acquired brain injuries.
What Inspired You To Get Into Law?
A career in law for me has always been about obtaining justice for vulnerable individuals. I enjoy ending the day having helped improve someone's life. Victims of medical negligence have often been through the worst event of their lives, and I enjoy working hard to redress that.
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
I enjoy seeing the improvements we can bring about through claims to our clients' lives. We can make real and material contributions to help clients get back to where they should be, or provide the support they need to recover. I enjoy holding hospitals and surgeons to account and getting clients the acknowledgement and apologies they deserve.
What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?
I enjoy working as part of a team made up of leading individuals, dedicated towards providing a first class service to clients. The level of support and services we can offer clients is unrivalled, whilst maintaining the close connection with clients vital to this area of work.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
In my spare time I enjoy being with my family, going on holiday and trying to keep fit!
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"3 years later - and Tom Gough and his team have been with me every step of the way. They have deftly trodden the fine line between empathy and objectivity, been consistently there to support me through what is a challenging and emotional process of gaining official acknowledgement and personal validation of the negligence which impacted my life for several years and will continue to do so forever. Clearly experts in what they do, who they choose as counsel and professional witnesses, Irwin Mitchell have surefootedly guided me through the minefield of the UK legal process." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Our daughter had a terrible birth injury and we were exceedingly distraught and devastated about the degree of the injury... Tom Gough was the lead solicitor that completed the case and was extremely helpful and on top of the things. Tom exhibited great professionalism and was easily accessible and approachable. Tom’s agile approach to our case and his bargain power was highly recommendable." - 5* Trustpilot review