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Why choose us

If you’ve suffered a spinal injury we understand that you may need some help with your financial situation. We’re here to give you and your family all-round financial planning advice, whatever stage you’re at. Whether you’re recently injured or have had your injury for some time, we can help you review your finances.

Our financial planners understand how much of an impact a serious injury or illness can have on you or your loved ones finances. We’ll guide you through adapting your finances to your situation and keeping them on track, so you get stability and peace of mind.

We’ve been providing financial advice to people who have suffered a spinal cord injury for over 20 years and have developed our services to ensure we can meet all of our client’s financial needs. Our goal is to ensure that your money looks after you both now and in the future so you can focus on what really matters.

How we’ll help you

  • Making the most of your money – We’ll look at your finances to create a financial plan built around you and your needs. We can also advise on benefits and tax-reliefs.
  • With you every step of the way – You’ll have a dedicated team on hand to advise you, whether you’ve already received your settlement or are in the process of settling your claim. We build long-term relationships with our clients – 99% of our clients stay with us.
  • Investing for the future – With a proven track record of excellence, we know how to structure your investments so you have money available when you need it.

Our services

As a trusted financial partner of Spinal Injuries Association, we can provide you with a free financial health check with our regulated and experienced financial planning team. There’s no cost for this initial meeting and there’s no obligation to work with us going forward. To find out more or to book your free financial health check please contact a member of our financial planning team.

We’ll answer whatever financial questions you might have and we’ll help you put your long-term plans back together. Helping you to make informed decisions about your finances, both now and in the future.

We can assess your financial situation and advise on:

  • Making new budgets and cutting down costs
  • Benefits and tax reliefs
  • Reviewing your existing investments and financial products
  • Managing debt
  • Releasing money from pensions
  • Tax-efficient investments

Natalie’s story

“They’ve given me great financial advice … Irwin Mitchell were like a breath of fresh air, looking at the entire picture. I feel much better informed and in control of my finances.” That’s what our client Nathalie McGloin said after enlisting our help.

Nathalie was in a car crash at 16 and suffered a C6/7 complete spinal injury. She was left paralysed from the waist down but didn’t let this deter her from her love of sports. First she played wheelchair rugby for Great Britain, winning best in class at the Maximus Tournament in Rio 2008. Next, she set her sights on motor racing.

Read Nathalie’s full story here.  

Jason’s story

Watch how we helped Jason overcame the odds to build a new and independent life after a shock accident abroad.

Meet the team

John Riley-Dibb

financial planner, north-east and Yorkshire

I’m a chartered financial Planner with over 20 years’ experience in financial services. I’ve been with Irwin Mitchell since 2013. As a member of the advisory team, I work with deputies, trustees and claimants to ensure the very best advice and service is provided on an ongoing basis. 

Phil Goldthorp

financial planner, north-west and Northern Ireland

I have over 25 years’ experience as a Financial Adviser. Since joining Irwin Mitchell in 2012, I’ve worked extensively with deputies, trustees and claimants, providing specialist financial and investment advice. I also work as an expert witness, providing essential pre-settlement advice to claimants and the courts about how settlements should best be structured.

Vicky Gammon

financial planner, East Midlands

I’ve worked as a Financial Adviser for over 18 years and have have considerable experience working alongside clients and professionals, providing the highest level of financial planning to ensure that people with spinal injury can work towards their financial objectives. I’m lucky enough to work with some truly amazing clients and their families, helping them work towards a strong financial future.

Steve Balmer

financial planner, west midlands and the south-west

I have 20 years’ experience as an independent financial advisor and relationship manager, having also served for 22 years in the British Army. I’ve developed specific expertise in providing financial planning assistance and advice to personal injury claimants and their legal representatives, both during the litigation process and after settlement. I have considerable experience in helping claimants ensure their lifetime financial requirements are met.

Bronwen Lancaster

financial planner, London, South East, Wales and the Borders

I’m a chartered financial planner with 16 years’ experience. I provide financial planning advice and guidance to individuals to help them achieve their financial goals. During my career I’ve developed specific expertise in giving financial planning advice to personal injury clients, their families and their legal representatives.

Josh Pape

financial planner, east of England

I have many years’ investment and financial planning experience and specialise in providing holistic financial planning advice to people who have received personal injury settlements. I take great enjoyment from working closely with my clients to ensure their financial plans and needs are met and helping in any other ways I can.