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Irwin Mitchell

GROUND FLOOR, FRANCIS HOUSE, 112 HILLS ROAD, CAMBRIDGE, CB2 1PH, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01223 791 898

Guy Forster

Tel:
Work 01223 791818
Email:
Irwin Mitchell

Work Department

Medical law and patients’ rights.

Position

Guy heads the medical law and patients’ rights team at the Cambridge office. He has specialised in clinical negligence since qualification, acting for claimants in a broad range of cases including delays in diagnosis, surgical error and inadequate treatment. He has substantial experience in handling maternity related claims, where children have suffered brain damage around the time of birth or mothers who have suffered serious injuries. He has acted in a number of ‘wrongful birth’ cases where congenital conditions such as Down’s syndrome, spina bifida or CMV have not been diagnosed during pregnancy. He is also well known for his expertise in IVF/fertility treatment claims and has conducted several complex, high-profile cases on behalf of clients nationwide. Guy represents families at inquests and the resulting claims for damages, including deaths in psychiatric units and care homes.

Career

Trained Irwin Mitchell; qualified 2004; assistant solicitor Irwin Mitchell 2004-2009; associate solicitor 2009-2013; partner Penningtons Manches 2013-2014; partner Irwin Mitchell 2014 to date. Current directorships: director/trustee of STARS Children’s Bereavement Support.

Languages

French.

Member

Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) specialist panel member; Law Society clinical negligence panel member; Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) senior litigator.

Education

Trent College, Nottingham; l’UniversitĂ© de Limoges (1998-1999 DiplĂŽme d’Etudes Juridiques Françaises); University of Birmingham (1996-2000 LLB Law with French Law); Nottingham Law School (2002 LPC – commendation).

Leisure

Running and triathlon.


East Anglia: Insurance

Clinical negligence: claimant

Within: Leading individuals

Guy Forster - Irwin Mitchell

Within: Clinical negligence: claimant

Irwin Mitchell is regarded as one of the leading medical negligence firms in the UK and the Cambridge office. Led by Guy Forster, it upholds this reputation with multimillion-pound settlements in high-value and complex catastrophic injury cases including birth injury, adult and child brain injury, spinal injury, amputations and fatal accidents. The practice also has a specialist public law team that handles cases in which an individual’s care or health needs are not being met by a local authority or clinical commissioning groups, and also handles Court of Protection, trust, probate and special educational needs. Other names to note are rising stars are Gurpreet Lalli, Sarah Wealleans and Sophie Bales.

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