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Injury lawyer details for Rachel Hedley (nee Cooper)

Injury lawyer - Injury lawyer details for Rachel Hedley (nee Cooper)

Tel: 0114 274 4941

rachel.hedley@irwinmitchell.com

Accident at work
Back injury
Brain injury
Defective premises
Fatal accident
Head injury
Police or prison
Public liability
Road accident
Spinal cord injury
Sport injury
Trip or slip

Injury lawyer - senior litigator
Brain injury specialist lawyer

About Rachel Hedley (nee Cooper)

I started in the Serious Injury team at Irwin Mitchell as a Paralegal specialising in Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Spinal Cord Injuries in 2013.  I qualified as a Solicitor in March 2018 after undertaking by training gaining experience in Clinical Negligence and Public Law & Human Rights.  I recently succesfully completed my Higher Rights Qualification and am therefore now a Solicitor Aovcate.  This enables me to provide a full service and represent clients in the higher courts.  

During my time in the serious injury team, I have represented clients who have been seriously injured in road traffic accidents, accidents at work and accidents in public places. 

I have attended 4 Liability trials where we have secured positive outcomes for our clients, ensuring that they could fund the specialist, bespoke rehabiltiation they required.

The most important part of my role is looking to secure early interim payments.  These allow clients to access rehabilitation as soon as possible after sustaining life-changing injuries.  Rehabilitation is key and I never underestimate the important of getting this in early to help people rebuild their lives.

I am also Secretary and a Committee Member for Headway Rotherham.

Away from the office, I have a troublesome Cocker Spaniel named Sweep who keeps me on my toes! I also enjoy playing Netball and am captain of the Irwin Mitchell Netball Team; IM Ladies. 

I love travelling and my favourite destination so far is Singapore. 


APIL membership: Practitioner member  - What does this mean?

APIL accreditation: Senior Litigator, Brain Injury Specialist

Other memberships: Headway - The brain injury association, Spinal Injuries Association (SIA)

Languages: English

Headway solicitor

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Rachel Hedley (nee Cooper)
IRWIN MITCHELL LLP
Riverside East
2 Millsands
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
S3 8DT
Tel: 0114 274 4941
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