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Angela Kirtley



Angela is a Partner in the healthcare team. She has over 25 years of experience in dealing with defendant and claimant clinical negligence, and professional negligence claims.

Angela has a wide and varied experience of all types of clinical negligence claims but with particular and specialist knowledge of high value birth injury and brain damage claims.

Prior to joining Weightmans, she worked as a claimant lawyer for nearly 15 years where she led the Newcastle upon Tyne clinical negligence team of a large national Law firm.

"Angela Kirtley is an exceptional clinical negligence practitioner. Before joining Irwin Mitchell, she had extensive experience acting for defendant professionals and their insurers. As a result, she has the unique strength of being able to see a case clearly from both sides and to predict the likely stance of the defendant’s representatives. This skill is allied to a compelling humanity and common sense. She unfailingly gets to the truth of a case and protects and promotes her clients’ interests by being realistic in the advice she provides. The end result is that she deservedly has a very large following. Her team reflect her philosophy and are equally assiduous." Legal 500 2022

She acted in the TH v South Tees NHS Foundation Trust case which involved a birth injury where the claimant was awarded a significant annual award for care and case management of nearly £500,000 per annum.

More recently she has acted in a claim where there was a failure to identify a brain tumour in a young child resulting in a multi-million pounds settlement, including significant annual payments for care and case management.

She is a Trustee of Heel and Toe charity which provides free Conductive Therapy to children with Cerebral Palsy.

She is President Elect of the North of England Medico Legal Society.

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