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Irwin Mitchell

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Alison Eddy

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Irwin Mitchell

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Personal legal services.


Managing partner of the London office. Ranked as a leader in the field; specialises in claimant clinical negligence and serious personal injury claims. Particular experience and interest in claims for adults and children who have suffered lasting brain or neurological damage. The clinical negligence team she heads in London has extensive experience in clinical negligence claims arising from obstetric, neonatal, anaesthetic, neurosurgical, cardiac and psychiatric care. Recent cases include claims arising from spinal surgery in private hospitals and failings in obstetric care resulting in significant periodical payments. Has also recovered substantial damages and put in place early rehabilitation for claimants with severe brain damage arising from road traffic collisions.


Partner Thompsons; partner Irwin Mitchell (opened London office) 1995.


Law Society Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Panels; Association of Personal Injury Lawyers; AvMA referral solicitors panel.

London: Insurance

Clinical negligence: claimant

Within: Leading individuals

Alison Eddy - Irwin Mitchell

Within: Clinical negligence: claimant

Irwin Mitchell is praised for 'managing claims and dealing with cases professionally and effectively'. It has a strong focus on handling cases of maximum severity involving brain injuries and adults left with severe neurological injuries. Team leader Alison Eddy focuses on brain and spinal cord injuries and has the ability 'to look at the bigger picture when managing claims to achieve results'. Anita Jewitt is praised for her 'excellent judgement' and Auriana Griffiths is 'unflappable and incredibly hardworking'.

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Personal injury: claimant

Within: Leading individuals

Alison Eddy - Irwin Mitchell

Within: Personal injury: claimant

Irwin Mitchell is reported to be 'fantastic on all levels'; the team specialises in brain, spinal and other complex injuries and amputation, as well as cases of abuse and industrial diseases. It has secured damages in excess of £100m for some clients and is noted for taking on cases that 'other firms would shy away from', some of which have a cross-border aspect. It is also considered to be a 'leader in the field' for asbestos-related disease claims. The team is led by Ian Christian and composed of 'a range of well-informed and able lawyers' and was further boosted by the addition of Richard Geraghty, who joined from Slater and Gordon in September 2017 and is described as a 'life-changing man' and 'generally excellent all around'. The 'sensitive, patient and intelligent' Ian Bailey is an expert in asbestos-related diseases and mesothelioma in particular. Other key individuals include Tracey Storey , who leads the serious injury team in London and specialises in  brain and spinal injuries alongside  Alison Eddy . Recently promoted partner Chani Dhaliwal leads one of the firm's five serious injury teams and is described as being  'cut from the same cloth' as Colin Ettinger, who has 40 years of experience representing clients with serious injuries and occupational health issues.

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