Specialist lawyers advise on ground-breaking 'balance' app

Published: 5th December 2019

On December 4th, a team of specialist female lawyers from Irwin Mitchell celebrated 100 years of women in law by announcing their role in a ground-breaking project. The lawyers will partner with Dr Louise Newson to advise on 'balance' - an app designed to help women monitor menopausal symptoms and seek expert advice. 

'balance' was created by Dr Louise Newson and her team at Newson Health with one goal in mind - to create a "dynamic, jargon-busting, evidence based mobile app which will help women to monitor perimenopausal and menopausal symptoms, access evidence-based information and expert advice and provide help to cope with and tackle the transition through menopause." The team of women in Irwin Mitchell's creative industries practice will provide 'balance' with intellectual property, commercial and corporate advice.

Speaking of the app's launch, Laura Harper, a partner at Irwin Mitchell said "We are delighted to be supporting such a strong team on this important project. To play a small part in realising 'balance' is an absolute pleasure.”

Click here to read the full press release from Irwin Mitchell.


Newson Health Menopause and Wellbeing Centre was launched in 2018 by leading menopause specialist and GP, Dr Louise Newson. Created to help women receive the most appropriate, individualised and holistic treatment for their perimenopause and menopause, it has quickly become a centre of excellence, providing care to women of all ages, both via remote consultations and in-person at clinics in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire and Lymm, Cheshire.

A passionate and tireless campaigner for better menopause care for all women, Dr Newson has also founded the Menopause Doctor website, The Menopause Charity, the balance app, Newson Health Research and Education and written a best-selling Haynes Manual on Menopause.

The Menopause Doctor website is a free resource providing a huge amount of unbiased, evidence based information about the menopause and perimenopause for women and healthcare professionals. The site has been adopted by the Royal College of GPs (RCGP) as an official educational library for menopause. Visit www.menopausedoctor.co.uk.

The Menopause Charity was founded in 2020, with trustees including sustainable health expert Professor Matthew Cripps and media ambassadors Davina McCall, Lorraine Kelly, Liz Earle and Meg Mathews. The charity has many exciting plans to help women and their families and colleagues with the challenges caused by the menopause, including an educational website, professionally staffed helpline and fundraising for research activities. Visit www.themenopausecharity.org.

‘balance’ is a free app that was developed to enable women to track their symptoms, access personalised expert content, share stories and lots more. Get the balance app at www.balance-app.com.

Newson Health Research and Education is a not-for-profit organisation from which all profits are invested back into the business. A Confidence in Menopause educational platform has been developed specifically for healthcare professionals and can be found at https://www.fourteenfish.com/menopause/subscribe

The Haynes Manual on Menopause is a definitive guide to help women, their partners and families cut through the plethora of misinformation and take a straightforward look at menopause. Find out more at www.newsonhealth.co.uk/resources/menopause-manual.