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Irwin Mitchell

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South West: Insurance

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

Irwin Mitchell

Irwin Mitchell is headed by Julie Lewis, who specialises in birth injury and brain injury cases such as meningitis and cancer, as well as in claims relating to inadequate surgery. The practice is also experienced in handling obstetric cases and those related to a delay in diagnosis leading to severe spinal or brain damage. The practice typically acts in claims against hospitals, general practitioners and other health professionals.

Practice head(s):Julie Lewis

Work highlights

  • Successfully advised following the suicide of the deceased individual and proved that it could have been prevented with appropriate mental health support and provision.
  • Successfully advised following failings in providing paramedic assistance for six hours during which delay the deceased individual suffered fatal injuries.
Leading individuals

Julie Lewis - Irwin Mitchell

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

Irwin Mitchell

Irwin Mitchell focuses on claims arising from brain and spinal cord injury as well as fatal accidents. The ‘incredibly knowledgeable and very approachable’ practice co-head Virginia Chalmers is a mesothelioma specialist solicitor and is also experienced in advising on claims arising from asbestos-related diseases. The ‘wonderfully calm and consummate’ practice co-head James Davies regularly handles cases involving children and teenagers with ‘excellent judgement’. Securing interim payments to help claimants recover is a key aspect of the practice’s work.

Practice head(s):James Davies; Virginia Chalmers


The team is extremely thorough in its approach to litigation and very industrious in the pursuit of necessary evidence by which to best present clients’ claims.

The very reliable and friendly practice provides an excellent service and makes clients feel relaxed and confident that the team sorts out their dealings.

This is without a doubt the best serious and catastrophic injury team in the South West.  It runs the biggest cases with calm and efficiency, thereby achieving fantastic results for the clients.

The practice has a very strong, flexible and adaptable leadership.

The firm possesses the ability to win cases of great difficulty and complexity. It has a good bench strength and brings its formidable machine to bear to operate in the best interest of its clients.

Each communication is treated with complete dignity.

The team is always very well-prepared for any meeting, and all documentation and correspondence is explained very clearly.

Consisting of tough but practical litigators, the firm has the resources and know-how to progress long-tail litigation and to assure that an individual claimant has the best chances of securing post-accident rehabilitation as well as suitable compensation.

Leading individuals

James Davies - Irwin Mitchell

Virginia Chalmers - Irwin Mitchell

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South West: Private client

Family - ranked: tier 1

Irwin Mitchell

Irwin Mitchell focuses on high-net-worth financial cases and handles the drafting and negotiation of nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, professional negligence cases arising out of matrimonial work, as well as matrimonial settlements and cross-border divorce proceedings. The practice also assists with the protection of pre-marital wealth. Practice head Nicola Walker specialises in financial disputes and regularly advises on cases involving trust assets and financial remedy matters.

Practice head(s):Nicola Walker

Work highlights

  • Advising on a high-net-worth matter involving international business assets and a jurisdiction issue compounded by the parties' relocation.

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