Hilary Wetherell > Irwin Mitchell > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Irwin Mitchell
B2 5DB

Work Department

Serious Injury team.


Partner in the serious injury team in the Birmingham office specialising in cases involving all types of head injury, head and brain trauma and brain damage involving adults and older children. Extensive experience and expertise in the role of the clinical case manager within litigation and in issues relating to capacity to litigate and provisional damages for epilepsy risk. Numerous settlements in excess of £1m on both a lump sum and periodical payment basis.


Trained Donns; qualified 1999; Irwin Mitchell 2000 to date (associate 2006, partner 2011).


APIL senior litigator accreditation and brain injury accreditation; Birmingham Medico-Legal Society.


Birkenhead High School for Girls; University of Leicester (LLB); Chester College of Law (LPC).

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Leading individuals)

Hilary WetherellIrwin 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.