I'm an Associate Solicitor at Irwin Mitchell specialising in international personal injury and domestic illness outbreaks.
I manage a team in the Birmingham office, which mainly deals with group actions against UK-based tour operators. We also handle large outbreaks of illness at hotels, restaurants and weddings in the UK.
As a team, we're proud to raise standards in the health and hygiene industry by raising awareness of issues. But our main focus is always to make sure that everyday people get justice to help change their life for the better after falling victim to an illness outbreak.
I have a particular specialism in Legionnaires’ disease cases and have secured large settlements for clients who live with long-term health issues, after contracting Legionnaires’ disease.
What inspired you to get into law?
I've always wanted to pursue a career which was both challenging and rewarding, so a career in law was the natural choice.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your role?
Being able to achieve the best possible outcome for an individual, whose life has been adversely affected through no fault of their own, is hugely rewarding. Through our work, it is wonderful to see clients get their lives back on track following a debilitating illness.
What do you like about working at Irwin Mitchell?
I’m proud to work at a market-leading personal injury firm. We give our clients a holistic service and are committed to getting them the best result, as well as access to rehabilitation and financial support post-settlement. We’re not afraid to take on the most complex of claims and are well-known for raising the bar.
What do you do away from the office?
I have a Golden Retriever, Jessie, who takes up a lot of my time with long walks in the Peak District. In my spare time, I enjoy travelling, exploring new places and trying new foods.
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"Jennifer Hodgson and others earlier in the dispute who dealt with my case were excellent and kept the communications flowing between myself and Irwin Mitchell, keeping me informed at every stage of how my case was been handled and progressing. Through their knowledge and expertise and friendly nature in handling the case, they were the reason I was successful in my claim. Jennifer thank you again to you and the team." - 5* Trustpilot review