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Irwin Mitchell

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Neil Whiteley

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Irwin Mitchell

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Regional managing partner and serious injury solicitor covering the Cambridge and East Anglia region. His areas of expertise include serious acquired brain injury, spinal cord injury and poly-trauma cases. He also has experience of working with military clients. He lectures to other professionals on a range of technical issues, including mental capacity after brain injury and rehabilitation in the litigation process. He has a business development brief on behalf of the serious injury team at Irwin Mitchell LLP and is currently national co-ordinator of the serious injury team at Irwin Mitchell. Neil leads in the regional promotion of Irwin Mitchells services at our Cambridge office which opened in 2014.


Trained Irwin Mitchell LLP; qualified 1996; associate 2001-08; partner 2008-13, member 2013 to date. Current trusteeships: Headway North Derbyshire. Publications of note: contributing author ‘Good Practice in Brain Injury Case Management’ (Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2006); co-author ‘Headway, Guide to Claiming Compensation’.


Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.


University of Newcastle upon Tyne (LLB Hons); Nottingham Trent University (Legal Practice Diploma).

East Anglia: Insurance

Personal injury: claimant

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Neil Whiteley - 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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