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Adrian Budgen

Partner

Biography

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.

Publications

  • 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.

Testimonials

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

  • 10/07/2017
    Widow Of Maintenance Worker Appeals For Answers After His Death From Asbestos Cancer

    “Through our work representing the sufferers of asbestos-related disease, we are well aware of the common use of asbestos in steelworks, power stations and other industrial environments and that a significant number of skilled people have been exposed to the hazardous substance during their working life, decades ago. “The risks of asbestos exposure were known by employers as early as the 30s, so by the time Terence began work, protective equipment should have been provided to employees as standard and they should have been made aware of safety procedures regarding asbestos. Beryl does not believe this was the case in Terence’s working at British Steel. “We would like to hear from Terence’s former work colleagues at Grimesthorpe Casting Plant, who may be able to provide the crucial information which may help provide Beryl with the answers she needs. “Anyone who has information on the working conditions he was exposed to, or the measures, if any, in place to prevent employees’ exposure to asbestos should contact us as soon as possible.” “We are very much hoping to give Beryl and her family the answers they deserve.”

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  • 07/07/2017
    Asbestos Lawyers Support Action Mesothelioma Day

    “The first Asbestos Regulations, to manage the use of asbestos because of its danger to health, became law in 1931, so to learn that people were exposed to the fibres much later is very upsetting for the individuals or the families who come to us. “Asbestos was commonly used in industry and the building trade for many years and, tragically, although employers ought to have known of the dangers it posed to the health of their staff, they did not implement safety measures and warnings to protect workers from inhaling the toxic substance. “The majority of people affected by mesothelioma were exposed to asbestos at work well before the 1990s but we are seeing more and more clients who have been exposed to the dangerous dust in public buildings and during refurbishments of older buildings since that time. One such client was just 41 when he passed away. “Mesothelioma is a very aggressive, and sadly, incurable disease and those who fall victim suffer simply because the appropriate precautions were not taken to keep them safe, they were not warned of the dangers of asbestos or provided with the correct protective equipment. “We hope that by supporting Action Mesothelioma Day we will help to raise awareness of the dangers of asbestos and mesothelioma, as well as encouraging employers and the government to take action to protect future generations from further suffering.”

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  • 07/07/2017
    Children Of Sewing Machinist Diagnosed With Asbestos-Related Cancer In Search Of Answers Over Mum’s Exposure To Deadly Substance

    “Mesothelioma is a very aggressive form of cancer which causes a significant amount of pain and suffering for victims like Brenda. “The first Asbestos Regulations, to manage the use of asbestos because of its danger to health, became law in 1931, so to learn that people were exposed to the fibres much later is very upsetting for the individuals or the families who come to us. “Asbestos was commonly used in industry and the building trade for many years and, tragically, although employers ought to have known of the dangers it posed to the health of their staff, they did not implement safety measures and warnings to protect workers from inhaling the toxic substance. “Those who worked alongside Brenda may have important information on the presence of asbestos at the factory and well as details of safety measures, if any, taken to protect staff from exposure to it. “We hope former colleagues will come forward with this crucial information so we can give Jacqueline and Andrew the answers they deserve.”

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  • 07/07/2017
    Young Widow Calls For National Risk Register For Asbestos After Husband's Exposure Death At 41

    “Mesothelioma is a very aggressive disease and causes an untold amount of pain and suffering for victims - such as Matt - and their families. “The first Asbestos Regulations, to manage the use of asbestos because of its danger to health, became law in 1931, so to learn that people were exposed to the fibres many decade later is very upsetting for the individuals or the families who come to us. “Asbestos was commonly used in industry and the building trade for many years and, tragically, although employers ought to have known of the dangers it posed to the health of their staff, they did not implement safety measures and warnings to protect workers from inhaling the toxic substance. “More than 2,500 people die in the UK every year from mesothelioma – a number which is likely to rise over the coming years due to the common use of asbestos in the building trade in the 1970s. This is why we support Action Mesothelioma Day, with the aim of ensuring that this disease, which affects thousands of victims and their families every year, is never far from public consciousness.” “Understandably, Matt’s diagnosis came as a huge shock to him and Pauline, particularly as he was so incredibly young compared to most victims of the disease. The majority of people affected by mesothelioma were exposed to asbestos at work well before the 1990s but we are seeing more and more clients who have been exposed to the dangerous dust in public buildings and during refurbishments of older buildings.”

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