Birth Injury Compensation

Michael is a direct access barrister who has been assisting families involved in birth injury claims for over 10 years.

For most adults, the birth of a child is a joyous occasion. For a very unfortunate minority of mums and dads, an injury sustained by their child during delivery can result in long-term health and developmental problems.

One of the most serious conditions associated with an injury at birth is cerebral palsy, which is often caused by a lack of oxygen. Cerebral palsy usually manifests itself during the first three years of a child’s life and can affect their physical and mental development for the rest of their life.

While in many cases birth injuries are not negligent some newborns are physically or mentally harmed through medical negligence. Michael can assist you should you need him.

Michael is registered as a direct access barrister so you can instruct him directly in order to avoid having to pay solicitors fees.

How to contact Michael:

  • Feel free to call Michael on 0161 806 0106.
  • Email him at
  • Chat to him directly (if he is available) using the chat facility at the bottom right of this page.
  • Fill out the contact form just here and Michael will respond as soon as he is able.

Recent Testimonial

“Michael Shaw dealt with our case in the most professional manner. He was caring and courteous towards the Defendant who was a victim of domestic violence whilst displaying the utmost professionalism and giving her the advice and confidence to give evidence in the best way possible. His cross-examination technique, expertise and his confidence is what won the case in the end. Highly recommended! Thanks again Michael. Great result”

Birth Injury Compensation was last modified: October 31st, 2022 by Michael