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Irwin Mitchell
B2 5DB

Work Department

Personal legal services.


Lead partner of the Birmingham serious injury team. Represents clients who have sustained brain and spinal cord injuries, polytrauma and amputations. Deals with all aspects of claimant catastrophic injury work arising from road traffic accidents, accidents at work, public and occupier liability claims, sport injuries and product liability claims.

Cases concluded last year include: a settlement on behalf of a young man rendered tetraplegic in a car accident client in the sum of £9.5m; a settlement of £1m for a woman with severe lower limb fractures after a motorbike accident; a settlement of £1.75m plus annual payments for care costs for life on behalf of a young woman who sustained a below knee amputation in a collision with a police vehicle; and a settlement of £2.75m for a man who sustained a brain injury in an accident at work.

The team he supervises has successfully supported many clients through rehabilitation and by obtaining substantial interim funds to pay for care packages and new houses.


Trainee solicitor 1996-98, general high street practice; assistant solicitor Rich and Can, Leicester 1998-2000; Irwin Mitchell, Birmingham, assistant solicitor 2000-04, associate 2004-10, partner 2010.


Basic French and German.


APIL; APIL accredited senior litigator; APIL accreditation for spinal cord injury; APIL accreditation for brain injury; Law Society PI Panel.


RGS, Newcastle upon Tyne; University of Sheffield (1994 LLB Hons 2(1)).


Family, following Moseley Rugby and Durham County Cricket, real ale.

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Leading individuals)

Stephen NyeIrwin Mitchell

Irwin Mitchell provides ‘a personal touch and is genuinely driven to get the best results for its clients’. Luke Daniels leads the ‘superlative‘ team which specialises in the most complex medical negligence cases that span birth injury cases, stillbirth, neonatal deaths and cosmetic/dental surgery. Other core areas of focus include spinal and brain injuries, cancers and mental health. Sara Burns  has extensive experience in all aspects of medical negligence work while Lisa Jordan  has particular expertise in cerebral palsy claims. Emma Rush advises on cerebral palsy, brain injury, spinal cord injury and amputation cases. Lindsay Tomlinson  frequently handles a variety of complex and high-value claims meanwhile Jenna Harris was promoted to the partnership. On the personal injury side, the team handles a substantial caseload of high-value claims supporting children and adults who have sustained brain and spinal cord injuries, limb loss and multiple orthopaedic traumas. Stephen Nye  handles all types of serious injury cases and Hilary Wetherell  specialises in brain injury, polytrauma and complex high-value fatal accident work cases and coronial law. Alida Coates  has a wealth of experience in asbestos disease cases with Philip Banks serving as head of the international personal injury team. Senior associate Jayne Campbell joined the department from Slater and Gordon.