Lindsay Tomlinson > Irwin Mitchell > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Irwin Mitchell
B2 5DB

Work Department

Medical law and patients’ rights.


Partner in the Birmingham medical law and patients’ rights team. Lindsay has worked with Irwin Mitchell since 2001, with over twelve years’ experience in clinical negligence claims. She understands the sensitivity and the importance of ensuring families are properly represented with compassion and sensitivity. Lindsay also specialises in spinal injury claims and takes an active part in the firm’s spinal injuries focus group. She acts for several patients who have suffered spinal injury as a result of surgery, epidurals or a delayed diagnosis of spinal instability. Lindsay specialises in claims relating to gallbladder surgery, acting for a number of patients who have suffered injuries during surgery to remove the gallbladder. Recently she secured an £850,000 settlement for a bile duct injury, the highest report settlement of its kind. Lindsay has acted for a number of women who have suffered advanced cervical cancer because of delays in diagnosis, leading to the need for otherwise avoidable chemo-radiotherapy and in some circumstances, avoidable death. Other areas of expertise include obstetric claims, with the notable Khairule case, a landmark case in which a 22 year old man was able to bring his birth injury claim out of time (Jonathon Khairule v North West Strategic HA [2008] EWHC 1357). Lindsay enjoys the challenge of dealing with the complexities of the law to get answers, and most importantly apologies for families. She is dedicated to fighting for patients to get answers and the compensation they are entitled to in order to continue with their lives.


Trained Irwin Mitchell; qualified 2003; assistant solicitor 2003-2008; associate solicitor 2008-2014; partner 2014 to date. Publications of note: ‘Improving Patient Safety: How can the legal profession help?’ (Clinical Risk, May 2011, Vol.17, No.3, pp.81-84).


Fellow of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers; APIL.


Harry Carlton, Nottinghamshire; University of Birmingham (1997-2000 LLB – 2:1); De Montfort University (2000-2001 LPC – Distinction).


Spending time with family, photography and travel.

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Leading individuals)

Lindsay Tomlinson   – Irwin 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.