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Irwin Mitchell

BAUHAUS, ROSSETTI PLACE, 27 QUAY STREET, MANCHESTER, M3 4AW, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0161 838 3132
Fax:
Fax 0161 839 9804
DX:
14368 MANCHESTER
Email:
Web:
www.irwinmitchell.com

Lindsay Wise

Tel:
Work 0161 838 3047
Email:
Irwin Mitchell

Work Department

Medical law and patient rights.

Position

Head of department for medical law and patient rights at the Manchester Office of Irwin Mitchell LLP, leading a department of 18 fee-earners. Areas of speciality include: birth injury resulting in severe brain injury, fatalities or obstetric injuries to mothers; wrongful births; paediatric injuries; spinal cord injuries ranging in severity, up to tetraparesis with ventilator support; adult brain injuries; fatalities resulting in significant financial dependency claims delays in diagnosis of cancer. To date Lindsay has recovered over £80m in damages for her clients.

Career

Trained Alexander Harris (niche clinical negligence firm); qualified 1996; associate 1998-2000; salaried partner 2000-2003; equity partner 2003-2006; fixed share member heading medical law and patient rights Irwin Mitchell (following merger) 2006 to date.

Member

Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel; APIL; Women’s Society of Lawyers.

Education

Manchester High School for Girls; University of North Wales (1989-1992 BA (Hons) History); College of Law, Chester (1992-1993 Common Professional Exmination; 1993-1994 Legal Practice Course).

Leisure

Gym, theatre and reading.


North West: Insurance

Clinical negligence: claimant

Within: Leading individuals

Lindsay Wise - Irwin Mitchell

Within: Clinical negligence: claimant

Irwin Mitchell's team is best known for complex and high value cases involving birth trauma and spinal cord injuries. In addition the team is recommended for its work in dental negligence claims whether provided by the NHS or by private practice. Key figures include the ‘very experienced, knowledgeable and empatheticLindsay Wise who is ‘accurate and realistic in her assessment of each case, which clearly comes from her extensive experience in this field’; the ‘thorough and sympathetic’ Jennifer Cawthorne, who is a ‘very capable lawyer with an excellent tactical and practical understanding of litigation'; Mark Havenhand, who is ‘very knowledgeable and treats clients with the utmost sympathy while explaining everything in great depth’; the 'excellent' Frank Patterson; and senior associate Dina Lambourne, who is ‘very good with clients and has an excellent ability to prepare and manage cases and to understand and analyse extremely complex issues’. At associate level Ayse Ince  ‘always responds quickly’, Kevin Saul is ‘meticulous, diligent and considerate’ and Sharon Williams  is ‘efficient, patient and accessible’.

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