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Medical Negligence Partner




I qualified as a solicitor in 2009 and have worked at Irwin Mitchell since 2014. I am a Partner in the Medical Negligence team, based in our Newcastle and Leeds offices. Whilst representing clients across both geographic locations, I lead the Newcastle Team.

I’m accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) as both a Senior Litigator and Clinical Negligence Specialist.

I help people who’ve been affected by a wide range of issues, including:

  • Birth injuries
  • Surgical errors
  • Amputations
  • Delays in diagnosis
  • Mental health negligence including failure to prevent suicide and secondary victim claims for psychiatric injuries.

I act exclusively for patients in claims against doctors and hospitals, both NHS and private. I act for patients as individuals or as part of group actions.

Highlights include:

  • Securing over £15 million for a child who suffers from quadriplegic cerebral palsy caused by complications at birth
  • Running a group action of claims for 25 former patients against Mr Walsh, former orthopaedic surgeon at Spire and Nuffield Hospitals in Leeds
  • Continuing to establish a niche in complex mental health matters and actively promote patient safety through litigation in this field. I’ve recently supported a client’s campaign for standardised suicide risk assessment tools across the NHS to try and reduce suicide deaths. My work for this client was praised at a House of Commons debate on this topic which I was invited to attend

Together with West Yorkshire Disability Sports and Boccia England, I co-founded a disability sports club in Leeds in 2015 where I also coach Boccia. Nationally, I lead Irwin Mitchell’s national partnership with Boccia England and co-ordinate Boccia activity across Irwin Mitchell’s offices – read more about Boccia.

Lawyer Rankings

North > Insurance > Personal injury and clinical negligence: claimant

(Next Generation Partners)

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Irwin Mitchell developed a stellar reputation supporting claimants in complex and high-value serious personal injury and clinical negligence claims. While regional head Francesca Mayes continues to lead the personal and serious injury teams in Newcastle, Sarah Coles handles the clinical negligence team together with new partner Samuel Hill who was promoted in May 2022 and has particular expertise in high value Cerebral Palsy claims alongside group action work. The medical negligence team is well-placed to support its clients’ birth injury claims and Article 2 inquest cases. Work place injuries are dealt with by regional lead Ian Toft, supported by senior associate Emma Bell. Newly promoted partner Laura Mcilduff specialises in adult and paediatric cases involving life changing injuries including brain, spinal cord and amputation injuries. Kate Nicklin joined the practice from Slater and Gordon in mid-2024, and Justina Molloy moved to the firm’s Newcastle office from it’s Cambridge base.