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Auriana has been a Partner at Irwin Mitchell since 2006 and is Regional Head of the Medical Negligence department in the London office.


In addition to departmental responsibilities, Auriana heads up a team of 16 and works with Senior Associates and Associates on maximum severity, complex medical negligence cases. Auriana has over 23 years’ experience of handling medical negligence matters. Over 70% of her work relates to birth injuries. Auriana is currently involved in several cases relating to neonatal hypoglycaemia in addition to numerous cerebral palsy cases arising from birth asphyxia arising from sub-standard obstetric and/or midwifery management. She also has an interest in the wrongful birth of severely disabled children.


Auriana is passionate about getting the best results for clients and pushing for early conclusion of liability enabling interim payments to be obtained to enable care and therapy packages to be set up and equipment to be purchased.


Recent settlements include Lucas Whitehouse v North Middlesex Hospital NHS Trust (£35.5m capitalised) on and the case involved brain damage following a complicated breech delivery.  The settlement included a retained lump sum of £13.85m plus periodical payments for care and case management which can be varied in the event that the Claimant develops intractable epilepsy.

Another notable case is that of  ABC (non-publishable matter 8), a wrongful birth case which settled for £10m.


Auriana is a member of the Law Society’s Clinical Negligence panel. She is also an APIL accredited Clinical Negligence Specialist and a member of AvMA.


Auriana works collaboratively with Defendants to resolve cases and is keen to ensure lessons are learned.


Auriana sits on the firm’s Divisional Risk Forum for the medical negligence national team and is an active member of the London office’s Charity committee.


Articled Alexander Harris; qualified 1999; partner 2002. Alexander Harris merged with Irwin Mitchell in 2006.


Memberships held: Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel; Action Against Medical Accidents (AvMA); member and accredited senior litigator of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).


Nottingham Trent University (LLB Hons); Nottingham Law School.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Insurance > Clinical negligence: claimant

(Hall of Fame)

Auriana Griffiths Irwin Mitchell

The clinical negligence team at Irwin Mitchell is led by Auriana Griffiths, who is described as being ‘at the top of her game’. The team specialises in unique and highly complex matters, which by their nature are of significant value. Its caseload often includes claims involving such factors as severe neurological injury in adults and babies; multiple such cases recently worked on by the team have reached £30m plus in value. The group is also recognised for its sub-team of expert support and rehabilitation workers – the ‘outstanding’ Anita Jewitt is heavily involved with this aspect of the practice. The size and breadth of the team overall allows for collaboration across a breadth of sub-specialisms and, as such, a well-rounded service. Recently promoted partner Anne Kavanagh is known for her work on behalf of women and children, while Leena Savjani takes no prisoners‘ in her representation of clients’ best interests. Richard Kayser, who has represented numerous clients at the High Court in recent years, and ‘force to be reckoned withAlison Eddy are also noteworthy individuals. At senior associate level, Punam Sood is the key name.