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Irwin Mitchell

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Simon Harrington

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Irwin Mitchell

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Serious injury – MoD.


Partner in the Ministry of Defence team in Cambridge acting exclusively for service personnel for more than ten years. Simon was one of the first lawyers to settle a claim arising out of Gulf War 2 (Op Tellic) and was one of a select group of lawyers invited to make representations to the Secretary of State in relation to the inception of the AFCS. Simon has a particular interest in non-freezing cold weather injury claims, assisting several hundred clients and recovering over ÂŁ10m in compensation. Through his cold injury work Simon has gained considerable experience in assisting Commonwealth soldiers in claims for compensation and, specifically, recovering losses which stem from their deprivation of British residency following medical discharge. In addition to his personal injury work he also regularly assists with claims being brought under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme. Simon received the Law Society prize for outstanding academic performance in his LPC and was a finalist in the Young Lawyer of the Year category at the Eclipse Proclaim Awards in 2009.


Trained Lorimer Longhurst and Lees; qualified 2004; MPH 2005-2011; partner MPH 2011-2013; partner Irwin Mitchell (after its acquisition of MPH) 2013 to date.


APIL Military SIG member; RBL Solicitor Referral Group Panel.


Newmarket Upper School; Newmarket Sixth Form College; University of East Anglia (1997-2000 LLB (Hons)).


Hockey and fishing.

East Anglia: Insurance

Personal injury: claimant

Within: Leading individuals

Simon Harrington - 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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