"Michelle Armstrong stands out as an exceptional clinical negligence practitioner. She has a background in medicine but is also an extremely astute lawyer. She takes on cases that other firms turn away and makes a success of them. She combines care for her traumatised clients with an enormous level of persistence in pursuing their cases to get the best possible result."- Legal 500, 2022
Michelle is a Partner in the
Medical Negligence and Serious Injury team, based in Newcastle.
from Durham University, Michelle worked at both Ward Hadaway and Baines Wilson
before retraining as a midwife. After 7 years in midwifery, Michelle returned
to law, initially at Irwin Mitchell before joining Burnetts in 2018. Michelle
has a special interest in birth injury cases and is able to use her experience
working as a midwife at Newcastle Royal Victoria Infirmary, to achieve the
best possible results for her clients.
is a Law Society Clinical Negligence Accredited solicitor.
of work, Michelle lives in Newcastle with her husband, son and two daughters
who together enjoy spending their spare time supporting their youngest
daughter’s budding football career and through their church supporting
vulnerable adults suffering from addiction.
"Michelle Armstrong impressed me as quietly confident and very knowledgeable. She has great experience and was always up front with me and good at managing expectations." - Chambers, 2022