Alex Shorey



I am a solicitor specialising in claims on behalf of people who have been affected by work related illnesses. I have experience in dealing with a wide range of occupational illness claims, and in particular for those suffering with respiratory diseases, occupational cancers as well as work-related upper limb disorders and industrial deafness.  

I have achieved a number of noteworthy settlements across the personal injury sector. I am also keen to raise awareness of many occupational illnesses which all too frequently go unrecognised. I strive to ensure that my clients’ claims are pursued both efficiently and professionally and all with a view to securing the maximum amount of compensation possible.

I do my utmost to put my clients at ease and make every effort to ensure that they understand the personal injury process and receive the highest standard of legal representation at what is often the most difficult time in their lives.

What Inspired You To Get Into Law?

I have always had a passion to assist people who have been injured through no fault of their own in obtaining justice and redress. My role enables me to fulfil this objective and ensure people are properly compensated for the life changing illness they now have to live with.

What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?

The most rewarding aspect of my job is helping clients rebuild their lives which have often been so drastically affected by the negligence of others. Building a rapport with clients is key to achieving this goal and I gain great satisfaction when successfully securing compensation for those most in need.

What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?

Irwin Mitchell’s principle objective is to put the client’s interests first. This is an outlook which I consider to be an essential part of the job. I also enjoy working within such a specialist and knowledgeable team who strive to ensure that those in need receive the highest standard of legal advice.

What Do You Do Away From The Office?

Away from the office I am a keen sports enthusiast. I enjoy participating in 10k assault course challenges as well as playing football when time allows.

Read My Comments On The Latest News

  • 07/06/2016
    Widow Speaks Of Shock At Finding Out Husband's Fatal Cancer Was Linked To Career in Tyre Industry

    “The findings at the inquest came as a shock to Valerie and understandably, she’s now keen to find answers surrounding Fred’s exposure to the deadly by-products which caused the metastatic carcinoma. “Due to the nature of industrial disease, many people are not diagnosed until decades after they were exposed. “The inquest raised a lot of questions about Fred’s work as well as the cause of his illness. I would therefore ask anyone with information about the working practices at Goodyear Tyres to come forward to speak to us.”

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  • 20/05/2016
    Cleaner Who Developed Skin Condition Calls For Improved Safety After Successful Legal Action

    “Skin conditions such as contact dermatitis can be caused by regular contact with harmful substances but they can be easily avoided if the correct precautions and safety measures are implemented. “Sadly for Susan, these measures were not taken by her employer and she has developed a serious condition that not only causes her a significant amount of pain, but has had a long-term impact on her day-to-day life. “She continues to suffer with this condition and although medication can treat the symptoms, she regularly endures periods of pain caused by her contact dermatitis. We are delighted to have been able to secure her a settlement from her employer and hope that more will be done in the future to protect others for similar exposure to harmful substances. “We hope the settlement will help Susan access the medication and treatment she will require to control the symptoms of her condition.”

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  • 22/10/2015
    Asthma Warning For Midlands Workers

    “Both of these men are now suffering with occupational asthma we believe was caused by their working environments and the lack of protection in place to reduce their exposure to harmful fumes, dust and chemicals at work. “The condition impacts their day-to-day lives and we would urge all companies to take their responsibility for health and safety seriously and provide workers with the respiratory protection they need to prevent others suffering like James and Gerald. “The fact is that occupational asthma, which is a debilitating condition, is entirely preventable if workers are given the correct equipment and if workplace are correctly ventilated, but we still see a significant number of people suffering from the condition as a result of their work.”

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  • 29/09/2015
    Legal Victory For HGV Driver Suffering With Industrial Illness After Dust Exposure

    “Exposure to dust, chemicals and fumes in the workplace can cause a number of serious illnesses and diseases that have a huge impact on the day-to-day lives of victims, such as Ian. “We are delighted to have secured an admission of liability from the company’s insurers and we will now be looking to work with medical experts to ensure Ian is able to access the treatment he needs to help alleviate his symptoms and allow him to reduce the effects of the alveolitis he has been diagnosed with.”

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