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Irwin Mitchell

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Personal legal services.


Regional managing partner and serious injury solicitor covering the Cambridge and East Anglia region. His areas of expertise include serious acquired brain injury, spinal cord injury and poly-trauma cases. He also has experience of working with military clients. He lectures to other professionals on a range of technical issues, including mental capacity after brain injury and rehabilitation in the litigation process. He has a business development brief on behalf of the serious injury team at Irwin Mitchell LLP and is currently national co-ordinator of the serious injury team at Irwin Mitchell. Neil leads in the regional promotion of Irwin Mitchells services at our Cambridge office which opened in 2014.


Trained Irwin Mitchell LLP; qualified 1996; associate 2001-08; partner 2008-13, member 2013 to date. Current trusteeships: Headway North Derbyshire. Publications of note: contributing author ‘Good Practice in Brain Injury Case Management’ (Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2006); co-author ‘Headway, Guide to Claiming Compensation’.


Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.


University of Newcastle upon Tyne (LLB Hons); Nottingham Trent University (Legal Practice Diploma).

Lawyer Rankings

East Anglia > Insurance > Personal injury and clinical negligence: claimant

(Leading individuals)

Neil WhiteleyIrwin Mitchell

Irwin Mitchell in Cambridge is ‘a market leader in the East Anglian region and there is a good balance in the team that is highly focused on achieving the best results for its clients‘. The firm is unique in the region in that its PI practice combines expertise in serious injury claims with a market-leading military claims practice. ‘The clinical negligence team has scaled unbelievable heights in terms of the quality‘, according to one client. Head of serious injury Ruth Booy, head of clinical negligence Guy Forster, Ministry of Defence specialist Simon Harrington, lead clinical negligence partner Neil Whiteley and head of workplace injury and asbestos-related disease Rosemary Giles are all acknowledged experts in their fields. Senior associate Samantha Shaw and associates Sophie Bales, Alexander Davenport Sarah Wealleans and the ‘intellectually top-drawerGurpreet Lalli are highly recommended by clients.