Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
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Hilary Wetherell

Lead Partner, Complex PI Teams, Irwin Mitchell LLP, Birmingham

Hilary joined Irwin Mitchell in 2000 and became a partner in the serious injury team in Birmingham in 2011.

In 2021, she was appointed lead partner for the complex PI teams in Birmingham.

She leads a team of seven lawyers and their specialisms include:

  • Brain injury
  • Polytrauma (multiple serious injuries)
  • Severe burns
  • Complex fatal accident work such as police liaison work and coronial law.

They routinely secure settlements for more than £1 million – including an Irwin Mitchell record for the serious injury team of £22.7 million. They have an immediate focus from the day of instruction on our client’s rehabilitation needs and routinely refer to our superb support and rehabilitation team to make sure their clients and families are supported before they're able to secure interim payments.

For road traffic accidents, including fatal accidents, their specialist investigation team work with the police to analyse the accident for our clients. Members of the team are themselves ex-police and draw on their police experience to support our clients' claim. 

Hilary is a brain injury, fatal accident and senior litigator accredited member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL). Her team devised and designed the APIL Fatal Accidents Accreditation and she delivers annual training for APIL across the country.

She is passionate about ensuring that her clients receive comprehensive and realistic advice and that consideration is given in every case to alternative dispute resolution.