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Irwin Mitchell

RIVERSIDE EAST, 2 MILLSANDS, SHEFFIELD, S3 8DT, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0370 1500 100
Fax:
Fax 0114 275 3306
DX:
10513 SHEFFIELD
Email:
Web:
www.irwinmitchell.com

Rachael Aram

Tel:
Work 0114 274 4307
Email:
Irwin Mitchell

Work Department

Serious injury team, personal injury, Sheffield.

Position

Head of one of three serious injury teams in the Sheffield office, and head of spinal injuries for the Sheffield office. Runs a team of solicitors specialising in brain and spinal cord injury work for all work types, such as road traffic collisions, work place accidents and occupiers and public liability cases. Runs own caseload as well as supervising team of solicitors and their caseloads. Contribution to management of business development for serious injury, key work referral relationships and management of PI department for Sheffield Office. Rachael is the graduate and trainee recruitment partner for the personal legal services division of the Irwin Mitchell Sheffield office. Recent cases include the following: Jones v QBE Insurance Plc & others (2014); Rosie Mayes v Christopher Egan (2013); Ian Braithwaite (by his litigation friend, Mrs Claire Braithwaite) v The Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police (2010); Mark Downs (by his litigation friend, Mrs Sandra Downs) v Hadee Engineering Limited (2012); Leeming v Shires (2013).

Career

Trained Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors, Shropshire; qualified 2001; serious injury team specialising in brain and spinal cord injury Irwin Mitchell LLP 2002 to date; associate solicitor 2007; partner 2013. Publications of note: ‘Presenting evidence of Neuro executive function deficit at Trial’, Dr Nicolas Priestley, Dr David Manchester and Rachael Aram, JPIL (December 2013 edition).

Member

Law Society; accredited senior litigator APIL, special accreditation by APIL as a brain injury specialist and a spinal cord injury specialist – the only lawyer in South Yorkshire to do so; a trustee and company secretary of Headway Rotherham from 2003-13.

Education

The Dronfield School; Collingwood College, Durham University (1997 LLB Hon); College of Law, York (1998).

Leisure

Tennis (playing and watching), cinema, cooking and baking.


Yorkshire and the Humber: Insurance

Personal injury: claimant

Within: Leading individuals

Rachael Aram - Irwin Mitchell

Within: Personal injury: claimant

Irwin Mitchell's personal injury team is split across the Leeds and Sheffield offices and has 'a well-deserved reputation for excellence' thanks to its 'wealth of experience and knowledge'. Recognised for 'excellent client care' the team, led by Adrian Budgen, is instructed in some of the most complex, serious and sensitive claims, and has the capabilities to offer financial and asset management advice; handle any family and child care matters; and leverage its strong public law team to advise on human rights and other issues. The practice also benefits from a strong court of protection team, which deals with clients' tax affairs; care needs, including house adaptations; and the preparation of trust and wills. Rachael Aram is described as 'fearless in promoting her clients' interests' and has particular expertise acting for claimants with brain injury and spinal cord injury. Louise Jenkins, also leads a serious injury team from the Sheffield office, and is praised for building 'amazing rapport with clients' and for successfully securing interim payments for accommodation adapted to meet their needs. Following Jane Wright’s retirement in May 2017, the firm's Leeds-based practice is headed up by Sion Kingston  and includes Carolyn Heaton  and Ian Toft , who lead the neurotrauma and asbestos diseases teams respectively. Another key name to note at the firm is senior associate David Withers who is 'willing to take on the most difficult arguments'.

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