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Julianne Moore

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Irwin Mitchell

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Medical negligence.


Partner specialising in medical negligence and medical law in the medical law and patients’ rights team at Irwin Mitchell in Sheffield, where she leads a team of lawyers. Specialised in medical negligence for over 13 years and handles a variety of claims. Particular interest and expertise in birth injury claims, including cerebral palsy, neonatal deaths and stillbirth, amputation, adult brain injury and spinal injury claims, surgical claims, cancer claims and fatal claims including inquests. Expertise in the assessment of maximum severity claims and very experienced in the preparation of complex schedules of loss and damage, which value the level of compensation for patients who have been injured as a result of negligent medical treatment. In the last five years she has successfully concluded cases in excess of £20m. Prior to qualifying as a solicitor she was senior operating department practitioner in the NHS where she gained extensive medical and surgical experience. This has proved to be invaluable in her day to day work as a medical negligence solicitor. Regularly lectures on medical negligence to other firms of solicitors, including PI and medical negligence solicitors, charities, healthcare professionals, expert witnesses and AVMA.


University Hospital of North Staffordshire NHS Trust 1988-1995 (trainee operating department practitioner 1988-1992; operating department practitioner 1990-1992; senior operating department practitioner 1992-1995); paralegal (litigation) Ashurst Morris Crisp 1998-1999; Mills & Reeve 2000-2003 (trainee solicitor 2000-2002; assistant solicitor (professional regulatory team) 2002-2003); Pannone LLP 2003-2014 (assistant solicitor 2003-2009; senior associate 2009-2011; partner (Manchester office) 2011-2012; partner (London and Manchester) 2012-2014); partner Irwin Mitchell (Sheffield) 2014 to date.




Maryhill High School; New Cross Operating Department; Assistant School (1988-1990 Department Practice); Cauldon College (1994-1995 nightschool A-level Law); Warwick University (1995-1998 LLB (Hons)); College of Law, London (1999-2000 Diploma in Law – Commendation).


Mountain biking, rock climbing, walking, skiing, travelling and spending time with friends and family.

Yorkshire and the Humber: Insurance

Clinical negligence: claimant

Within: Leading individuals

Julianne Moore - Irwin Mitchell

Within: Clinical negligence: claimant

Irwin Mitchell Leeds fields a 'fantastic' medical negligence team based in Sheffield and Leeds that is 'deserving of its very strong reputation in this area'. The team attracts praise for its ability to 'deal with cases of maximum severity and complexity' and 'undoubtedly works hard for clients to achieve the best possible result'. Headed by Julianne Moore in the Sheffield office and Rachelle Mahapatra in Leeds, the practice represents clients in complex matters involving brain and spinal injury cases and birth injury claims, including cerebral palsy, neonatal deaths and still birth . Mahapatra led a team in a complex development dysplasia case, whereby the practice was able to successfully establish causation, and achieved a favourable settlement for the client. In Leeds, Ross McWilliams is also recommended for his 'great client manner and good understanding'. New additions to the team include senior associate Lisa Swales in the Leeds office and associate Tania Harrison in Sheffield; they joined from Simpson Millar LLP  Leeds and Howells Sheffield respectively.

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