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.
“Zoe provided a fantastic service and has always been available to help with any queries or questions.” - 5* Trustpilot review
"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
"Zoe was amazing at every step of the way, she was sensitive, caring and showed empathy towards my situation. Zoe fought to get the right specialists to assist in my ongoing recovery and made sure that all the correct information was laid out to the third parties. Due to the extremely hard work that Zoe has done I have received a final settlement that was above what was expected. I cannot thank Zoe enough for the way that she has dealt with me from start to finish and I will never forget the way that she has treated me." - 5* Trustpilot review
"6 years ago I approached Irwin Mitchell to commence an action for me against a dentist who had failed to diagnose my advanced periodontal disease. I had been receiving regular 6 monthly check ups for 9 years from the same dentist, so you can imagine my shock... Zoe has worked extremely hard for me and has always been thoroughly professional yet approachable throughout. Her knowledge of how the legal system works is first class and she has always kept me up to date with the twists and turns of the case. This knowledge and her persistence have resulted in a very satisfactory financial outcome for myself. I would have no hesitation in recommending Irwin Mitchell and Zoe Donohue in particular to anyone looking for legal representation." - 5* Trustpilot review
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
- Delay in diagnosis and treatment of ankle fracture £65,000
- Negligent surgery resulting in psychiatric injury £130,000