Irwin Mitchell bubble punctured by MMR jab claim

The sigh of relief was audible from Sheffield to London as the ambitious firm finally got its ABS approval at the end of August.

Yet no sooner had the firm’s management been given the keys to the door of external investment, then they were hit with a claim of professional negligence by a group of MMR vaccine victims. The group allege they were wrongly lumped together by lawyers in a failed class action battle based on the discredited link between the jab and autism.

Civil liberties specialist Hodge Jones & Allen is also on the end of the compensation claim along with several other firms now in the crosshairs of Blacks Solicitors’ commercial dispute resolution head Luke Patel.

Not great for any of them, but for the UK’s largest personal injury practice at a commercially sensitive time, not exactly the kind of publicity it was after.

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The sigh of relief was audible from Sheffield to London as the ambitious firm finally got its ABS approval at the end of August.

Yet no sooner had the firm’s management been given the keys to the door of external investment, they were hit with a claim of professional negligence by a group of MMR vaccine victims. (link to story) who allege they were wrongly grouped together by lawyers in the failed class action case based on the discredited link between the jab and autism.

Civil liberties specialist Hodge Jones & Allen is also on the end of the compensation claim along with several other firms now in the crosshairs of Blacks Solicitors’ commercial dispute resolution head Luke Patel.

Not great for any of them, but for the UK’s largest personal injury practice at a commercially sensitive time, not exactly the kind of publicity it was after.

Also on TheLawyer.com