I have worked in medical negligence for 20 years and qualified as a Legal Executive in 2006.
I am currently the Team Leader of the Low Value team (medical negligence) which deals with limited value cases nationally. The team deals with all different types of negligence such as missed fractures, delays in diagnosis, negligent surgical procedures, and fatal cases involving adults and children.
I manage a team of lawyers in the Sheffield office who all specialise in medical negligence cases. My role involves assessing the merits of all new cases referred to the team as well as supervising the team members.
I also have extensive experience of dealing with high value cases including amputation.
What Inspired You To Get Into Law?
I joined Irwin Mitchell 20 years ago as a legal secretary and after working here only a short while I knew it was the career I wanted to pursue. I therefore studied and qualified as a Legal Executive (Fellow) in 2006 and not only do I thoroughly enjoy dealing with the complexities of clinical negligence cases, but I also enjoy the medicine which is different in all situations I look at.
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
The clients we assist have had a very difficult time with aspects of their treatment and unfortunately some of these medical problems can be ongoing. My aim is not only to investigate their claim but to assist them in finding answers to the questions they have.
What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?
All the members of the team are highly motivated and pride themselves on providing the very best client care.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
Outside of work my son and daughter keep me very busy especially with all their hobbies and interests. My daughter and I do like to go on shopping trips and of course I enjoy lunch with the girls.