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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

Mark Havenhand

Tel:
Work 0161 259 1514
Email:
Irwin Mitchell

Work Department

Medical law and patient rights.

Position

Partner in Manchester office of Irwin Mitchell, specialising in clinical negligence. Mark deals with all areas of clinical negligence including, but not limited to, orthopaedic medicine, surgery, obstetrics, gynaecology, urology and neurology. Mark has a proven track record of successful cases against individual surgeons, general practitioners, NHS Trusts, private healthcare providers and medical care provided by the Ministry of Defence. His experience ranges across the whole spectrum of claims, from those involving less serious injuries to severe cases where claimants have been left disabled, such as those involving birth injury. He has also achieved settlements for claimants classed as ‘protected persons’, for example, children and those who are deemed to lack mental capacity, where compensation awards require approval of the Court. Mark is currently involved with cases involving cerebral palsy, a number of failure to diagnose cancer cases, and a failure in psychiatric care resulting in suicide.

Career

Trained Donns; qualified 2001; partner/director MPH Solicitors 2004-2013; partner Irwin Mitchell (after merger) 2013 to date. Publications of note: regularly submits case reports to Lawtel and Lexis, and obtains press publicity from concluded cases.

Member

Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel member; member of the LexisNexis (PI Consulting) Editorial Board.

Education

University of Liverpool (LLB (Hons)); College of Law, Chester (LPC).


North West: Insurance

Clinical negligence: claimant

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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