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East Anglia: Insurance

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

Irwin Mitchell

The Cambridge office of national firm Irwin Mitchell has built up a strong following in Cambridge because 'the service is fantastic, the lawyers get back to you immediately and their in-depth knowledge and advice is really useful'. The firm is 'one of the best in the country', according to one barrister, and has a national medical negligence practice that handles cases of the highest value and complexity. Head of medical negligence in Cambridge Guy Forster is 'very experienced, able to get his head round any kind of case, very good with clients and able to get the best from a case'. One barrister remarks that he has 'a lovely way about him with clients, gives excellent instructions and keeps me informed about the case as it progresses'. Rising star Sarah Wealleans is 'amazing - warm, compassionate and always calm; she is very good at negotiating on clients' behalf'. Solicitor Gurpreet Lalli  has a particular interest in claims involving stroke, cauda equina, spinal injury, stillbirth and neonatal deaths, as well as assisting Forster with maximum severity catastrophic injury cases. Forster and Lalli secured a seven-figure settlement in a case of wrongful birth and failure to diagnose spina bifida in utero. Forster also worked with Wealleans to secure an eight-figure settlement for a boy of 12 who developed cerebral palsy as a result of a delay in diagnosing and treating hypoglycaemia in the hours following his birth.

Leading individuals

Guy Forster - Irwin Mitchell

Next generation lawyers

Sarah Wealleans - Irwin Mitchell

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

Irwin Mitchell

The service from¬†Irwin Mitchell‚Äės PI practice in Cambridge is ‚Äėperfect‚Äė, according to one client. 'It is in my view the leading firm in this region, with a wealth of knowledge and experience such that they provide a full and comprehensive service', remarks one barrister. 'A true heavyweight in the sphere of catastrophic injury law, respected, formidably intelligent and skilled litigator' and¬†practice head Neil Whiteley¬†is ‚Äėsympathetic but able to get clients to accept realistic outcomes‚Äė. 'A tough negotiator and great tactician', catastrophic injury specialist Ruth Booy¬†'has oodles of experience in high-value personal injury and brings her formidable intellect to bear on her cases', according to one barrister who adds that 'I have absolute faith in her judgment'. She secured a ¬£2m settlement for a client who was left paralysed following injuries sustained in a road accident.¬†Simon Harrington¬†leads a military PI practice that is 'the best specialist team in this part of England and Wales', according to one barrister who adds that¬†'Harrington leads a team of able solicitors with an abundance of military PI experience from large numbers of such claims, and he has vast experience of litigating against the MoD'. MoD and aviation claims specialist¬†Alexander Davenport¬†is one to watch.

Leading individuals

Neil Whiteley - Irwin Mitchell

Ruth Booy - Irwin Mitchell

Simon Harrington - Irwin Mitchell

Next generation lawyers

Alexander Davenport - Irwin Mitchell

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