About Carolyn Heaton
I am a Partner in the Leeds serious injury team of Irwin Mitchell LLP and head the highly regarded Leeds neuro team, see below. Myself and my team specialise in high-value and complex adult and child brain and spinal injury claims.
it is my job and that of my team to ensure that where there is a claim the injured person receives first class specialist rehabiliation which often includes implementing care and therapy packages so that affected family members can start to rebuild their own lives too. Improving our client's quality of life, and often by implication their family's quality of life, post injury is key to everthing we believe in and do. In addition to considering rehabilitation we also calculate the past expenses incurred by the injured person and all of the losses they are likey to incur in the future e.g. loss of earnings, pension, paying for care, therapies, equipment, tranpsort and new housing. I personally have recovered total compensation in excess of £500,000,000 for clients whilst in practice.
My team and I pride ourselves in offering a first class friendly and efficient service whilst providing technical expertise and advice.
Below are 5* Trust pilot reviews from clients whose cases have recently settled:
1. "After our son experienced a life-changing permanent brain injury, through no fault of his own, Irwin Mitchell supported us every step of the way. As a result of the knowledge, efficiency and professionalism of Carolyn Heaton (Leeds) and her team, we are able to ensure that our son receives the care and support he needs for the remainder of his life to ensure it is as fulfilled and meaningful as it can be. If you or your loved ones are unfortunate enough to need this support, you should not leave anything to chance; use this company".
2. "right from the start Carolyn was someone who I knew would care for us unreservedly and she ensured that each part of the claim was dealt with expeditiously and with care and kindness”
3. “I was working with Irwin Mitchell on behalf of my Grandson after he had been in an accident, they were fantastic, what an organisation they are. If I had a question to ask they made sure the answer was there straight away. I have nothing but praise for the team I had the pleasure of working with and if anybody asked me if I could suggest any solicitors I would say yes the one and only Irwin Mitchell. Regards Chris” (Carolyn Heaton case)
In high value and complex cases we work with leading barristers and experts. Every year the best solicitors and barristers are ranked in two legal directories Chambers and Legal 500. These publications are legal directories complied on the basis of reviews and recommendations from clients, barristers, medical and health professionals. I am a tier 1 and leading individual in Chambers and Legal 500 and my team is also ranked as tier one in both. Below are some of the comments received in relation to my/our work.
Legal 500 2020
'Carolyn Heaton has exceptional experience in this field and has consistently over many years achieved success for those who are the most catastrophically injured. She leads her department with great skill but has not lost her eye for critical detail in an individual case.'
Legal 500 2021
'Carolyn Heaton is a brilliant lawyer and meticulous in everything she does – she spots problems coming and deals with them and then gets brilliant results. I cannot recommend the team more highly.’
‘An excellent team of dedicated personal injury lawyers doing catastrophic injury work. A joy to work with and brilliant with clients, case managers and experts and make the traumatic experience for families of dealing with personal injuries as easy as it reasonably can be.’
Carolyn Heaton wins praise for her handling of significant personal injury matters, including traumatic brain injury cases resulting from RTAs and workplace incidents. "She's absolutely brilliant and totally committed. Her understanding of the complexities of this area is the best I have seen," comments an interviewee, adding that "she's a great listener and very proactive."
I am also a Fellow of APIL.