Irwin Mitchell Solicitors has the largest, dedicated serious injury and medical negligence department in the UK and is one of the only UK law firms that can offer legal aid for certain birth injury claims with specialist teams based in offices across the country including Newcastle. Our experienced teams will take the time to understand what you and your family are going through, helping you get the answers and compensation you and your child deserve. We also have wider support through our specialist in-house teams including Public law & Human Rights and Court of Protection, as well as support from our dedicated Rehab Support Coordinators and welfare benefits advisors. These teams can assist with Local Authority, Statutory services, funding issues, transport and education issues and planning for the future to ensure your child and family are protected whatever happens. We will always visit you at your home or at a place that works best for you.

Sarah Coles Partner and Specialist Medical Negligence solicitor has over 25 years of experience specialising in medical negligence claims and helping families through the process. She is the Regional Head of both Newcastle and Leeds Medical Negligence departments. Sarah has worked with families on a significant number of complex cases, including birth injury, brain injury, cerebral palsy cases and amputation cases. She has long standing charity partnerships locally and nationally including Heel & Toe, UK Sepsis Trust and KIDs amongst many others and has specialist accreditations with the Law Society and Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and AVMA.

Samuel Hill Partner is a Partner in the Medical Negligence team, based in the Newcastle office and leads the Newcastle Team.

Samuel is accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) as both a Senior Litigator and Clinical Negligence Specialist. He has a huge amount of experience supporting clients and families who have been affected by a wide range of issues, including:

  • Birth injuries
  • Surgical errors
  • Amputations
  • Delays in diagnosis
  • Mental health negligence including failure to prevent suicide and secondary victim claims for psychiatric injuries.

To talk to Sarah or Sam, or another member of the team for specialist advice simply contact using the details below



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