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Amber Mitchell

Amber is a Partner in our Serious Injury department and specialises in acting on behalf of those who have sustained traumatic brain injuries, polytrauma and psychiatric injuries.

Amber is experienced in pursuing compensation claims against Defendant insurance companies, the Motor Insurers’ Bureau and the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority, and maintains a good working relationship with them in order to advance the best interests of her clients. Her working style enables her to secure substantial interim payments on account of the claim, which in close liaison with her clients, are then used to address their most urgent needs, such as relieving their financial hardship, appointing a case manager and funding a rehabilitation programme to maximise her clients’ recovery potential.

Amber is experienced in working with the Court of Protection team and Financial Deputies where her clients lack capacity and has successfully applied for the Official Solicitor to act as Litigation Friend in cases where her clients have had no one else able to take on this role, taking those cases to successful completion.

Amber is keen to ensure that her clients remain at the heart of the litigation and that their voice is heard and their needs are met.

During her time with the firm, Amber has secured millions of pounds in compensation on behalf of her clients and is regularly approached to take over cases from clients who originally instructed a different firm of solicitors but who have concerns about the quality of the legal advice they are receiving. She has significant experience in working to get such cases into shape, selecting and instructing the right experts for the Claimant and their injuries and working with the rehabilitation team to ensure that all treatment and therapy avenues have been explored.

Career and education history

  • University of Leicester LLB Law
  • Manchester Metropolitan University Legal Practice Course
  • Amber qualified as a Solicitor in 2005 at Leigh Day & Co.
  • Amber joined Potter Rees Dolan as a Solicitor in 2016
  • Senior Solicitor at Potter Rees Dolan in 2017
  • Partner at Hugh James Manchester in 2022

Recent experience

  • Traumatic brain injury and psychiatric injury case – £1.35m settlement
  • Traumatic brain injury case – £1.8m settlement
  • Traumatic brain injury case – £1.8m settlement
  • Polytrauma and psychiatric injury – £800,000 settlement
  • Traumatic brain injury case – £500,000 settlement with no admission of liability

To be honest, irrelevant of what the final outcome of my case will be, I have been beyond satisfied with whole process of dealing with Amber. Thanks to Amber the process has been simple & easy to follow, enabling me to build enough trust to recommend the firm as & when the opportunity arises.

Mr S

I would just like to say thank you for all you have done for me, Amber. I appreciate all the help and advice you gave me. I wish you well in the future and keep up the amazing work. I was kept up to date at all times. Very efficient and good customer service. I was dealt with professionally at every stage and felt welcomed and listened to throughout.

Mr G

The service throughout my case was excellent. Everything was explained to me in terms which I could understand. Amber had both the professional and caring attitude towards my case which my wife and I found very refreshing. Amber gave me lots of help during the case, especially at the start when I was still suffering the effects of my injuries and the hospitalisation. She was very thoughtful throughout and very professional. I am now back on my feet again and I’m sure the smooth-running of my case helped. Thank you.

Mr G