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Irwin Mitchell

Work Department

Personal injury


Rachel is a partner in the Medical Negligence team at Irwin Mitchell, Leeds. Before becoming a partner in 2016, she spent three years’ as a defendant solicitor. 

Rachel has 26 years’ experience in medical negligence. She specialises in claims involving children who suffer brain injuries at birth and adults with spinal cord injuries. She was involved in the variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) Inquiry and reached settlements for over 250 people. Most recently, Rachel has been involved in Human Growth Hormone claims.

Lawyer Rankings

Yorkshire and the Humber > Insurance > Clinical negligence and personal injury: claimant

(Next Generation Partners: Clinical Negligence)

Rachel RoachIrwin Mitchell

Irwin Mitchell is ‘the best in the business for looking after clients, on both a human and a legal level’. Based in Sheffield, Julianne Moore co-leads the medical negligence practice with Sarah Coles in Leeds. The group has extensive experience handling the gamut of complex, high value negligence claims, specialising in birth injury, spinal injury and amputation cases. The team includes Rachelle Mahapatra, Rachel Roach, Tom Mather, Sarah Rowland and Tim Annett, who work together to provide ‘an excellent and highly personal service’. Adrian Budgen and Sion Kingston jointly lead the personal injury practices in Sheffield and Leeds, respectively. The firm continues to be highly regarded for asbestos disease cases, with Ian Toft noted for his work relating to immunotherapy. The Yorkshire team has a substantial number of APIL accredited specialists, including Rachael Aram and Louise Jenkins . Carolyn Heaton is also recommended.