Catherine Leech

Cathy Leech is a Consultant at Irwin Mitchell specialising in Spinal Cord Injury Claims. She has over twenty years’ experience in this field and is an acknowledged SCI expert and accredited Spinal Cord Injury Specialist, and assessor, with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.

Cathy is motivated by securing damages for her clients so that their lives can be as fulfilling after their injury as it was before – to enable and facilitate a client to enjoy a hobby or have a full life in work or volunteering is hugely rewarding. To do this, she gets to know everything about the client’s life and work with the multi-disciplinary medico-legal team to build the best future possible. It is not all about money, practical support and the best rehabilitation available is critical too.

Cathy has been a leader in the field of serious injury law for many years and has been rewarded for her work both as a top lawyer, and fundraiser and activist for the Spinal Injury Association as the awards below demonstrate. She also regularly lectures for the Expert Witness Institute and trains solicitors and experts on handling SCI claims.

2013 Winner: Solicitor of the Year in Private Practice – National Law Society Excellence Awards
Judges quote: “Catherine Leech has outstanding legal ability, tenacity and empathy, championing the rights of victims of severe injury and attaining landmark personal injury rulings securing positive and equitable results for claimants.”
2013 Winner: Spinal Injury Association Award for Excellence in Legal Care
Cathy was nominated for “outstanding work in the legal field and also improving the quality of care for spinal injured patients including implementing study days for staff in District General Hospitals nationwide to receive training from spinal injury specialists.”