Julianne Moore, who has been a qualified solicitor for 12 years, joins the firm from Pannone’s London office.
She has particular expertise in helping victims of birth injuries and those suffering cerebral palsy as well as cases involving delays in diagnosing cancer, surgical accidents and representing families at inquests in fatal cases.
Before becoming a lawyer, Ms Moore worked in the operating department at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire and she has extensive medical and surgical experience. She has also represented the General Medical Council in regulatory proceedings against doctors.
Lisa Jordan, national head of the medical negligence team at Irwin Mitchell, said: “We are delighted to have a lawyer of Julianne’s calibre and experience join the team in Sheffield. The majority of the NHS carries out fantastic work and saves lives on a daily basis, but mistakes do sometimes happen and they can have a massive impact on the victims’ lives.”