Sarah Rowland > Irwin Mitchell > Sheffield, England > Lawyer Profile

Irwin Mitchell
S3 8DT

Work Department

Clinical Negligence


Sarah is a Partner in the Medical Negligence department and leads a team of lawyers who are based in the Sheffield office.

Sarah has specialised in medical law for more than 20 years, and has particular expertise in birth injury, amputation, and spinal injury cases.


Trained Anthony Gold (London); qualified 1996; partner 2001-2004; Irwin Mitchell 2004-2013; partner 2013 to date.


APIL; Law Society accredited clinical negligence specialist; trustee of Blythe House Hospicecare.


Knutsford Country High School; New College, University of Oxford (1990-1993 Jurisprudence – 2:1); Chester Law School (1993-1994 Legal Practice Course – Distinction).

Lawyer Rankings

Yorkshire and the Humber > Insurance > Clinical negligence: claimant

Irwin Mitchell leverages the substantial experience of its large team of clinical negligence specialists, with capabilities across a range of complex high-value claims, alongside a focus on securing immediate care for clients. Julianne Moore leads the Sheffield team, employing her medical background to represent clients particularly in birth injury claims. Other notable names from the same office include Tom Mather, who has substantial litigation experience; Sarah Rowland, who is similarly active in relation to birth injuries; and Tim Annett, who focusses on defective medical devices and clinical trials. Sarah Coles  heads up the Leeds practice, with expertise in cerebral palsy, brain injury, and amputation claims. Also based there are Rachelle Mahapatra, primarily active in birth injury cases, and Rachel Roach, who brings valuable experience working on the defendant side to the team. In team news, Ross McWilliams was promoted to partner in May 2023.