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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

Within: Leading individuals

Neil Whiteley - Irwin Mitchell

Within: Personal injury: claimant

At Irwin Mitchell, the service is 'absolutely outstanding', according to one client and is highly recommended for the full range of serious injury, asbestos and armed forces matters. Practice head Neil Whiteley's areas of specialism encompass  brain, spinal cord and poly-trauma injuries, but he excels most in traumatic brain injury matters. One client remarks that he is 'exceptional in every aspect' of complex claims. Ruth Booy specialises in complex and high-value catastrophic injury cases, with a particular focus on child brain injury matters. The 'honest and upfront' Simon Harrington handles Ministry of Defence claims, along with newly promoted associate Alexander Davenport, and is a leading lawyer for cases involving injuries sustained through cold weather exposure. Rosemary Giles leads the firm's acclaimed asbestos claims team, in which rising star associate Samantha Shaw plays a key role.

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