Adrian Budgen



I joined Irwin Mitchell in 1990 and became a partner in the personal injury department in 1994.

I have a special interest in asbestos related disease cases, particularly mesothelioma. I've written and lectured widely on the subject of asbestos disease and personal injury litigation.

I represented June Hancock in the Armley environmental asbestos case and also achieved what was at the time the highest award for an industrial disease/fatal injury case of £4.37m.


  • Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma - Edited by Kenneth O'Byrne and Valerie Rusch, Published by Oxford University Press, 2006

What Inspired You To Get Into Law?

To help others in need and to make a significant difference to their lives. 

What Do You Do Away From The Office?

I enjoy spending time with my family, supporting local charities, eating out and walking my dog.


Sources say: "He has a tremendous amount of experience in personal injury claims and is very knowledgeable on asbestos-related issues." – Chambers & Partners 2016

"An outstandingly dedicated, committed and caring man," who "possesses integrity, kindness and an ability to genuinely empathise with families that are going through hell." – Chambers & Partners 2013

Cases I've Been Involved With

Read My Comments On The Latest News

  • 05/04/2017
    Retired Sheffield Labourer Appeals To Former Colleagues After Asbestos Cancer Diagnosis

    “Mesothelioma is an extremely aggressive, and sadly, incurable, form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos dust fibres. It is responsible for the deaths of more than 2,500 people in the UK every year. “We are investigating Clem’s exposure during his time working at W M Monks Ltd and hope that anyone who worked on the premises in the 1960s will come forward with any information they have about the presence of asbestos and what measures were in place to protect workers from exposure to the harmful dust and fibres.”

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  • 21/02/2017
    Irwin Mitchell's Charity Of The Year Initiative Enjoys Record Breaking 2016

    “We are delighted to be able to provide these record-breaking donations to a number of truly fantastic causes in the communities where we work and live. “Our Charity of the Year initiative is something that all of our employees are very passionate about, with everyone pitching in to raise funds in a variety of ways across 2016 to ensure we can really make a difference to a host of charities. “We are incredibly proud of what we achieved last year and efforts have already begun to see what we can do to support the charities nominated as part of this year’s drive.”

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  • 30/11/2016
    Family of Former Painter Who Died From Asbestos Illness Launch Appeal For Information

    “Mesothelioma is an extremely aggressive and, sadly, incurable form of cancer. Unfortunately, we see hundreds of cases every year in which people have developed very serious illnesses as a result of exposure to asbestos many decades ago. “Through our work on behalf of John and his family, we are keen to gain an understanding of his work history and specifically the working conditions and safety measures in place during the two years he worked for Sunderland-based LW Evans. “We would be hugely grateful if other tradesmen or colleagues who worked alongside John, who have information on the presence of asbestos, would come forward. Any detail, no matter how small, could prove vital in our efforts to help John’s widow get the answers she deserves regarding his illness.”

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