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Michaela Longland

Associate solicitor

Michaela is a serious injury claims lawyer

Personal injury Serious injury

Michaela is a catastrophic injury associate solicitor.

Michaela qualified as a solicitor in August 2023, having completed her training at Irwin Mitchell in Sheffield and Leeds. Michaela joined Leigh Day in October 2023.

Further experience

Prior to joining Leigh Day, Michaela had worked as a paralegal in Sheffield in Irwin Mitchell’s serious injury team from August 2016 to August 2021. Michaela assisted qualified members of staff on a range of cases involving spinal injuries, traumatic brain injuries, amputations and other severe and life changing injuries as a result of road traffic collisions, employers’ liability and occupiers’ liability claims.

In August 2021, Michaela began her training to become a qualified solicitor and rotated three departments including serious injury, medical negligence and Court of Protection (Financial and Property Affairs Deputyships) before qualifying into the serious injury team in August 2023.

Michaela has worked in the personal injury field, specifically dealing with catastrophic injuries for over six years. Michaela specialises in high value claims including spinal injuries, brain injuries, amputations and other severe and life changing injuries. Michaela works with both her clients and opponents to secure interim payments and/or rehabilitation as soon as possible.

Michaela now works with Bethany Sanders, partner, in our Leeds office.

In her spare time, Michaela attends the gym (or tries to!) and is a keen foodie.


Michaela completed her undergraduate bachelors degree in Law at Sheffield Hallam University. She then went onto secure a Masters in Law at the University of Law in Leeds.


Michaela is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

In addition, Michaela has completed training with Mental Health First Aid England (“MHFA”) and is a Mental Health Champion who can provide support and guidance to colleagues.


Michaela has gained APIL Litigator Accreditation which is a quality mark of competence and specialist expertise for solicitors dealing with personal injury claims.