About David Withers
David has recovered over £50M in damages in his career, to date.
David is recognised by the Legal 500 (2018): “David Withers is an up and coming star who is willing to take on and fight the most difficult cases to obtain a result for his client. Despite this difficult case load he is almost always successful, obtaining great outcomes for his client despite the difficulties he faces”.
David manages a team of neuro-trauma specialists and is one of the three Partners in the Sheffield Serious Injury Team.
David also has national roles at Irwin Mitchell. He is responsible for providing technical advice on costs and funding issues to colleagues across the firm. He is also part of the Serious Injury Technical Committee, responsible for issuing guidance to colleagues about emerging technical areas. He is also developing a precedent bank across the national SI team.
David has arranged and contributed to the Serious Injury away day. He has also led on the creation of the best practice note, which is used by the national team.
David has worked as part of a Group wide team involving in driving profitability improvements across the business.
David has been published on a number of occasions including (in print and online) in the Journal of Personal Injury Lawyers, PI Focus and NR Times.
David leads on an educational programme, arranging for colleagues and external speakers to present to healthcare professionals both in the office and in hospital settings. This has been running for nearly 3 years.
David provides advice at a legal clinic within a neuro-critical care unit. He also set up a pro bono legal advice clinic in a community centre for ethnic minorities.
David has providing training to colleagues and to external stakeholders (including healthcare professionals and the police) on a range of topics including indemnity, medico-legal expert evidence, documentary evidence, and the civil claims process.
As one of three partners in the Sheffield Serious Injury Team, David jointly deals with all risk assessments and supervision.