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Irwin Mitchell

Personal Injury: Mainly Claimant

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What the team is known for

Standout national firm with a market-leading Manchester office that assists clients with high-value, complex personal injury claims. Known for its expertise in litigation against the Ministry of Defence and other employers. Experienced at handling cases involving industrial disease as well as catastrophic injuries. Provides a wealth of expertise relating to serious brain, amputation and spinal injuries, with a strong focus on client rehabilitation. Works closely with the family law and Court of Protection teams to provide a full-service package for claimants.

Strengths

"They are one of the best in the country," says a source, adding: "They are a very smooth, high-powered unit."

Work highlights

Represented a pedestrian who suffered a serious brain injury after a car crash arising from the car being on the wrong side of the road.

Notable practitioners

Catherine Leech is a highly acclaimed personal injury lawyer with a wealth of expertise acting for claimants. She is best known as a go-to lawyer for claims related to spinal cord injuries related to RTAs and workplace accidents.
"She has fantastic knowledge in spinal cord injuries; she is a star." "Catherine handles some of the most complicated cases out there."

Deirdre Healy is highly sought after by clients and their families in a range of personal injury matters. She specialises in claims involving complex brain and spinal injuries, as well as amputations.

Geraldine McCool has impressive expertise handling personal injury claims, with a particular focus on cases related to the military and aviation.
"She is a fount of knowledge for all things military, just outstanding." "The work she has done has been outstanding, and her work in support of injured servicemen has been of national importance."

Jonathan Betts is a vastly experienced practitioner, frequently handling high-value personal injury claims related to brain injury, spinal cord injury and amputation.
"A very successful solicitor in the field of complex catastrophic injuries." "One of the best in the UK in catastrophic injury work."

Matthew Brown is highly rated for his experience handling complex personal injury cases, with notable expertise in catastrophic brain and spinal injuries.

Senior associate Matthew Garson acts on behalf of clients in a range of personal injury cases, including those related to orthopaedic, brain and spinal injuries.
"He has an excellent manner with clients and in difficult, complex cases he is extremely thorough and industrious."

Richard Biggs acts in a range of personal injury cases, with notable expertise in high-value claims related to brain and spinal injury as well as amputation.
"Richard has great empathy for the client and the family, and he makes them feel important and fully informed."

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Overview

We continue to be the leading PI team in the area and are renowned for our work in brain, spinal, amputee and disease work. We prioritise rehabilitation in all cases and have a first class reputation for ensuring that our clients have early access to the care/equipment/housing/therapies and treatment they need. The Partners who lead the Serious Injury Team are regarded as leaders in their field and are ranked in the legal directories as such.

Our clients face great stress and uncertainty as a result of the life changing injuries they receive and benefit significantly from being able to quickly access expert legal advice on all aspects of their claims and any none accident related issues. This in turn enables our clients to focus on the rehabilitation we put in place to help aid their recovery. We work with our colleagues in these areas on a day to day basis to ensure that the client receives a 360 approach to client care.

Personal Injury: Mainly Claimant Department

Irwin Mitchell

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One St Peter's Square

Manchester

Lancashire

UK

M2 3AF

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Manchester and surrounds

Personal Injury: Mainly Claimant


Catherine Leech
Star Individuals
Deirdre Healy
Band 1
Geraldine McCool
Band 1
Jonathan Betts
Eminent Practitioners
Matthew Brown
Band 1
Matthew Garson
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