Lindsay Wise > Irwin Mitchell > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Irwin Mitchell
One St Peter’s Square
M2 3AF

Work Department

Medical law and patient rights.


Head of department for medical law and patient rights at the Manchester Office of Irwin Mitchell LLP, leading a department of 18 fee-earners. Areas of speciality include: birth injury resulting in severe brain injury, fatalities or obstetric injuries to mothers; wrongful births; paediatric injuries; spinal cord injuries ranging in severity, up to tetraparesis with ventilator support; adult brain injuries; fatalities resulting in significant financial dependency claims delays in diagnosis of cancer. To date Lindsay has recovered over £80m in damages for her clients.


Trained Alexander Harris (niche clinical negligence firm); qualified 1996; associate 1998-2000; salaried partner 2000-2003; equity partner 2003-2006; fixed share member heading medical law and patient rights Irwin Mitchell (following merger) 2006 to date.


Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel; APIL; Women’s Society of Lawyers.


Manchester High School for Girls; University of North Wales (1989-1992 BA (Hons) History); College of Law, Chester (1992-1993 Common Professional Exmination; 1993-1994 Legal Practice Course).


Gym, theatre and reading.

Lawyer Rankings

North West > Insurance > Personal injury and clinical negligence: claimant

(Leading individuals: Clinical Negligence)

Lindsay WiseIrwin Mitchell

Irwin Mitchell’s clinical negligence team, led by Kristofer Inskip, specialises in dental negligence claims and supporting members of HM Forces where poor medical care has been received. Lindsay Wise is recommended for handling matters involving serious brain and spinal injuries, while Jennifer Cawthorne and senior associate Dina Lambourne offer expertise in birth injury claims. Senior associate Margaret Ryan handles an array of matters, including cases involving delayed meningitis treatment. Catherine Leech  is another key member of the team. On the personal injury side, Jonathan Betts’ team acts for clients with serious brain and spinal injuries and asbestos-related diseases. The practice also deals with claims for military personnel under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme, with Amanda Marsh recognised for her expertise in this niche. Deirdre Healy handles severe brain, spinal, amputation and other complex injuries. Matthew Brown and senior associate Richard Biggs  are other key team members, specialising in brain and spinal cord injuries. Matthew Garson  is recommended for his work on child claims.