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I’m a personal injury solicitor in Irwin Mitchell’s Newcastle office, representing clients in a range of cases involving child abuse, sexual assault, asbestos-related disease and work-related injury.
The most rewarding part of my job is being able to make a difference in people’s lives. Most clients who come to us have experienced tragic events, often with harrowing consequences. I feel privileged to be able to play a part in their lives in assisting them to seek justice.
I like working as part of a large national organisation, whilst helping to seek justice for the individual.
“Both Valerie and her family are understandably extremely relieved that a settlement has been negotiated with Rothmans that will go some way to ensuring she can access the care, support and help she will need as her health deteriorates as she battles this disease.
“Mesothelioma is a very aggressive and incurable cancer which causes a significant amount of pain and suffering for victims like Valerie and employers should have been well aware of the dangers it posed to their staff.
“Sadly, nothing can change Valerie’s diagnosis but after issuing legal proceedings against Rothmans at the High Court we have been able to secure her a settlement that will hopefully enable her to focus on fighting the disease and spending time with her family and friends."
“Allegations of physical and sexual abuse are extremely serious and it is very concerning to hear these allegations of abuse over such a long period of time at Kirklevington.
“It is reassuring to see that police forces across the north are investigating the claims thoroughly. Coming forward to talk about abuse of any nature can be extremely difficult for survivors and it is important that those who have done so are able to access the help and support they may need to deal with the long-term impact of abuse.
“It is promising to see that so many survivors have come forward since February and we encourage others to do so if they have suffered similar abuse to ensure that justice can be sought.”
“Exposure to asbestos can be extremely dangerous and we regularly see cases like this, where individuals develop terminal conditions as a result of asbestos exposure decades ago.
“Sadly, this often means those suffering with the disease, or their family members, are unable to recall exactly where they were exposed to asbestos, or what measures, if any, were in place to protect them or their loved ones from the harmful dust and fibres.
“We have been instructed to investigate how Ronald came into contact with asbestos and we are now appealing to anyone who may have worked alongside him at CA Parsons in the late 1940s to come forward with any information, no matter how small, they may have on the working conditions Ronald and his colleagues were exposed to.
“Stuart and Pia are understandably heartbroken following the death of their father and they desperately want answers as to how Ronald was exposed to asbestos and if more could and should have been done to protect him.”
Allegations of physical and sexual abuse are extremely serious and it is very concerning to hear these allegations of abuse over such a long period at Kirklevington.
“Clearly the police investigation into these allegations is ongoing and it is important this investigation is thorough and has those who may have suffered abuse at the facility at its heart.
“Coming forward to talk about abuse of any nature can be extremely difficult for survivors and it is important that those who have done so are able to access the help and support they may need to deal with the long-term impact of abuse.