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Irwin Mitchell

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East Anglia: Insurance

Clinical negligence: claimant
Clinical negligence: claimant - ranked: tier 1

Irwin Mitchell (Cambridge)

Irwin Mitchell is ‘one of the best in the area, and a national leader for clinical negligence’, according to one barrister. A client describes ‘an excellent clinical negligence team comprising solicitors with a vast amount of experience’. The firm handles cases of the highest value and complexity and is best known for its work in catastrophic injury claims including birth injury, adult and child brain injury; spinal injury; amputations; and fatal accidents. Guy Forster leads the medical negligence team and is ‘very experienced, very able, great with clients and confident with all of the technical issues’; he ‘leads with authority, care and aplomb – clients love him and he is a feared opponent’. The firm’s ‘professional, punctual and empathetic’ lawyers ‘completely understand the client’s best interests, often going beyond their role to help’. Solicitors Sarah Wealleans (who has ‘a particularly good bedside manner with clients’) and Gurpreet Lalli are ‘conscientious and talented solicitors carving out a very impressive reputation’. The team secured a structured settlement of £10m on behalf of an 11-year-old boy with cerebral palsy as a result of a delay in diagnosing hypoglycaemia in the hours following his birth. The firm also acted for a professional in his 50s with locked-in syndrome in a multimillion-pound claim against the A&E department that treated him after the acute onset of stroke symptoms.

Leading individuals

Guy Forster - Irwin Mitchell

Next generation lawyers

Sarah Wealleans - Irwin Mitchell

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Clinical negligence: defendant
Leading individuals

Guy Forster - Irwin Mitchell

Next generation lawyers

Sarah Wealleans - Irwin Mitchell

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Personal injury: claimant
Personal injury: claimant - ranked: tier 1

Irwin Mitchell (Cambridge)

Irwin Mitchellgets on a claim very quickly and efficiently, and always seems to get an excellent settlement’. The firm is ‘at the top of the tree for asbestos litigation, far and away the best firm for asbestosis-related disease cases in the region’. The Cambridge team upholds the firm’s strong national reputation in serious brain, spinal, amputee and other complex injuries, as well as specialist armed forces and disease cases. Catastrophic injury specialists Ruth Booy and team head Neil Whiteleybring their enormous experience to benefit the injured in the Cambridge region and are rightly regarded as leaders in their fields’. Whiteley has ‘encyclopaedic knowledge of PI law’. ‘The leading light in mesothelioma cases in the region’, Rosemary Giles is ‘a fantastic lawyer – tenacious, extremely knowledgeable and exceptionally kind to clients, whose feedback is universally positive’. Simon Harrington’s military PI team is ‘impressive and has an abundance of experience’, and clients note Harrington’s ‘vast experience litigating against the Ministry of Defence’. The firm settled a £185,000 claim for a carpenter who died of mesothelioma in 2015. Among the team’s ongoing cases is a high-value claim for a client who sustained minor injuries in a fall but was subsequently admitted to hospital with critical illness caused by a stroke. The claim alleges the fall was caused by faulty equipment.

Leading individuals

Neil Whiteley - Irwin Mitchell

Ruth Booy - Irwin Mitchell

Simon Harrington - Irwin Mitchell

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Personal injury: defendant
Leading individuals

Neil Whiteley - Irwin Mitchell

Ruth Booy - Irwin Mitchell

Simon Harrington - Irwin Mitchell

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East Anglia: Private client

Family
Family - ranked: tier 4

Irwin Mitchell (Cambridge)

Irwin Mitchellhas quickly become one of the big players locally’, and its ‘outstanding’ practice delivers ‘a stellar service to clients’. The ‘approachable and friendlyAlison Fernandes, who leads the teams in the Cambridge and Sheffield offices, ‘has strong judgement and a good command of the different areas of law that overlap in family cases; her best characteristics are arguably her warmth and her ability to deal deftly with vulnerable clients’. Fernandes focuses mainly on medium-to-high-net-worth financial disputes and complex private children cases, and Cambridge-based assistant Shereen Chohan handles private children and injunction work. The team works closely with the firm’s personal injury, Court of Protection and private client teams to provide specialist advice in cases involving multimillion-pound personal injury settlements on divorce.

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