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Irwin Mitchell

Work Department

Medical Negligence


I am a partner who specialises in representing women and children injured through pregnancy, obstetric, or gynaecological treatment as part of my broader clinical negligence caseload. No one can turn back the clock but provided we can prove treatment was negligent, we can at least provide some financial security for the future and if possible in the process of the investigation, provide answers about what went wrong. I was awarded the Law Society Solicitor of the Year Award 2021 for my work in this area and I am ranked in the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners guides.


I practised as a fully Registered General Nurse (RGN) for 10 years prior to qualification as a Solicitor. I became interested in issues around consent to treatment and pursued a Law degree and that led on to the College of Law and training contract.


Anne is an Accredited Clinical Negligence Specialist with APIL and Specialist Panel Accredited Member of AvMA.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Insurance > Clinical negligence: claimant

(Next Generation Partners)

Anne KavanaghIrwin Mitchell

Irwin Mitchell fields ‘a first-class national practice with extensive experience‘, especially in claims involving brain injuries sustained at birth and neurological injuries in adults. The team’s support and rehabilitation coordinators are a key element of their practice, focusing on securing interim payments and facilitating rehab services for clients – an area in which Richard Kayser is particularly involved. Auriana Griffiths leads the team ‘from the front by her example of hard endeavour‘, predominantly handling birth injury claims including neonatal hypoglycaemia and cerebral palsy arising from birth asphyxia, an area in which Anita Jewitt also has notable experience. Claims involving spinal injury are another area of strength for the team, with Alison Eddy standing out particularly for her work in the field. Ian Christian has a sub-specialism in sporting injuries arising from substandard treatment provided by medical staff. Leena Savjani is noted for her ‘ability to navigate the complexity of the legal and medical issues with ease‘, and has specialist experience in inquest work and coronial law. Anne Kavanagh leads on the firm’s Maternity Matters training program nationally.