I am a solicitor based in Irwin Mitchell's Manchester office, specialising in medical negligence claims. I worked at Irwin Mitchell as a paralegal for several years before training as a solicitor and qualifying in March 2019.
I handle cases across a broad range of medical issues including orthopaedic injuries, delayed cancer diagnoses, dental cases, and general surgery.
"My experience with Irwin Mitchell has been positive from day one. My solicitor Zoe Donohue has been professional throughout and has kept me well informed throughout the process up until a successful conclusion. Would recommend their services to anyone." - former client
What Inspired You To Get Into Law?
I have always enjoyed problem-solving and analysing issues. At college, I developed an interest in the law and found I was good at applying legal rules to real life situations.
I followed this interest to University, where I fell in love with medical law and the ethical issues involved. I was inspired during my studies to pursue a career to help people injured as a result of medical negligence.
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
Being able to help people on a daily basis is incredibly rewarding. Our clients are often injured while at their most vulnerable and my role is to help them put their life back together.
I enjoy speaking with clients and providing emotional support and assistance. Feeling like I have made a difference for my clients is one of the best parts of my job.
What Do You Like About Working For Irwin Mitchell?
Irwin Mitchell is a big firm with a large network of specialised solicitors who work collaboratively to assist our clients. I really enjoy the teamwork involved and feel supported to do the best for my clients at all times. Irwin Mitchell’s focus on our clients means I'm able help my clients in the best way possible.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
I enjoy travelling and visiting new places.
- Delay in diagnosis of gallbladder cancer, resulting in death leading to a £30,000 settlement
- Negligent hysterectomy resulting in bowel perforation and stoma leading to a £50,000 settlement
- Delay in diagnosis and treatment of an Achilles tendon rupture leading to a £16,750 settlement