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 founded by leading menopause specialist and GP, Dr Louise Newson, and officially opened in September 2018 by Liz Earle MBE. Created to help women receive the most appropriate, individualised treatment for their perimenopause and menopause, it has quickly become a centre of excellence, providing care to women of all ages, as well as running educational events for primary care clinicians.

Dr Newson is also the founder of the Menopause Doctor website, a free resource since 2017, providing the latest unbiased, evidence based information about the menopause and perimenopause for women as well as the most recent national and international menopause articles and guidelines for healthcare professionals. The website has been adopted by the Royal College of GPs (RCGP) as an official educational library aimed at patients and healthcare professionals wishing to learn more about the menopause.

Newson Health Research and Education is a not-for-profit organisation founded by Dr Newson, from which all profits gained from the organisation's activities, such as event sponsorship, delegate fees and speaker's fees, are invested back into the business.