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Irwin Mitchell

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Simon Harrington

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Irwin Mitchell

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Serious injury – MoD.


Partner in the Ministry of Defence team in Cambridge acting exclusively for service personnel for more than ten years. Simon was one of the first lawyers to settle a claim arising out of Gulf War 2 (Op Tellic) and was one of a select group of lawyers invited to make representations to the Secretary of State in relation to the inception of the AFCS. Simon has a particular interest in non-freezing cold weather injury claims, assisting several hundred clients and recovering over £10m in compensation. Through his cold injury work Simon has gained considerable experience in assisting Commonwealth soldiers in claims for compensation and, specifically, recovering losses which stem from their deprivation of British residency following medical discharge. In addition to his personal injury work he also regularly assists with claims being brought under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme. Simon received the Law Society prize for outstanding academic performance in his LPC and was a finalist in the Young Lawyer of the Year category at the Eclipse Proclaim Awards in 2009.


Trained Lorimer Longhurst and Lees; qualified 2004; MPH 2005-2011; partner MPH 2011-2013; partner Irwin Mitchell (after its acquisition of MPH) 2013 to date.


APIL Military SIG member; RBL Solicitor Referral Group Panel.


Newmarket Upper School; Newmarket Sixth Form College; University of East Anglia (1997-2000 LLB (Hons)).


Hockey and fishing.

East Anglia: Insurance

Personal injury: claimant

Within: Leading individuals

Simon Harrington - Irwin Mitchell

Within: Personal injury: claimant

The service from Irwin Mitchell‘s PI practice in Cambridge is ‘perfect‘, 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 ‘sympathetic but able to get clients to accept realistic outcomes‘. '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.

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