I am an Associate Solicitor in Serious Injury team in Newcastle. I have a particular interest in working with clients who have sustained serious or catastrophic injury and in working with families following a fatal accidents. I have represented a number of families at Inquests.
Before moving to the Newcastle office, I was part of the Military Injury Claims team in Manchester, where I represented numerous service personnel and veterans.
I am Vice-Chair of Headway Forces Support Group and a member of APIL.
What Inspired You To Get Into Law?
One of my A-level teachers suggested it as I always enjoyed a debate!
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
Building up a rapport with clients
What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?
Being able to practice in a niche area of law.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
I enjoy spending time with my friends and family and going for holidays in the sun.
I have recently written an article following a military inquest for Inquest magazine.
"They saved my personal injury claim after being let down off another solicitors firm. Me and my family are so grateful for their hard work and kindness. Thank you."
"I’d like to personally thank Laura Gabbey-Cristofini and Maria Harvey for all the hard work that they did for my compensation claim. Laura oversaw my claim, however it was Maria who came to court with me as support and kept me up to date with how my claim was going. Both ladies have been a tremendous help and I couldn’t have wished for a better team to sort my claim out so thankyou again for all your hard work"- 5* Trustpilot review
"On this case Laura Gabbey-Cristofini (Solicitor) and Maria Harvey (Paralegal) dealt with my case. They’ve both been very kind, patient and professional throughout, whilst taking the time to listen to my concerns and reassure me, and explained things I wasn't sure of. I certainly felt heard, and the communication via email and phone calls has always been excellent and made the process straight forward. They’ve been very comprehensive with my case. Maria and Laura ensured I was confident and gave fair advice they also never put any pressure on me. They always helped advise me on pros & cons when decision making to enable me to make informed decisions with confidence. I am very grateful for all their help."-5* Trustpilot review
"It has been a long couple of years of hard work but IM kept up our spirits all the way and thanks to their help my son's family is now financially secure. I would especially like to thank Elaine Malcolm, Maria Harvey, Kim Davies and Laura Gabbey-Cristofini for all their hard work and support in progressing this claim. Their help especially their support in the early days is very much appreciated and we as a family can thoroughly recommend Irwin Mitchell." 5* Trustpilot review
"During my lengthy 3+ year claim process I had constant contact(s) who kept me fully informed of the process and the stages my claim would go through. Laura Gabbey-Cristofini (who initially picked up my case) along with Adele Jepson and Elaine Malcolm who subsequently took over, were not only professional at all times but also fully knowledgeable, compassionate and understanding. Without their help, support and focus to get the best possible outcome I think the 3 plus years it took my class to settle would have felt like a very long and dry legal process." - 5* Trustpilot review
"From my initial contact with the company to me writing this review, Irwin Mitchell have been excellent and extremely professional. Although the process was complex, Laura, Elaine and Maria kept me up to date with progress and offered calculated advice throughout. I would thoroughly recommend Irwin Mitchell for their professionalism in ensuring a excellent result for me and my family." - 5* Trustpilot review
“The communication was superb, and Laura was always on the other side of the line whenever I required any clarification of information.” – Mrs TN