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Kim Barrett



I have specialised in asbestos claims for the last nine years and act exclusively for those diagnosed with mesothelioma and lung cancer, and for the families of sufferers.  I have successfully concluded many claims and have particular expertise in cases involving asbestos exposure in schools: I successfully pursued a claim against Birmingham City Council for a lady who worked as a school’s kitchen assistant.  

Though I am based in Irwin Mitchell's Birmingham office, I live in Wales and spend a lot of my time working there, acting on behalf of Welsh clients – particularly in the South, West and Mid-Wales areas.  I have successfully represented many Welsh clients against large employers such as the MoD, BT, and the successor companies to the Central Electricity Generating Board in relation to asbestos exposure in power stations in the Newport and Pembrokeshire areas.  

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  • 18/04/2017
    Niece Of Shoemaker Appeals To His Former Colleagues For Help After Asbestos Cancer Death

    “Mesothelioma is a very aggressive form of cancer which causes a significant amount of pain and suffering for victims, and employers should have been well aware of the dangers posed by asbestos to their staff. “Those who worked alongside Victor may have important information on the presence of asbestos at the factory. They may also have details of any measures, if any, taken to reduce potential exposure to the harmful dust. “Sadly, as Victor’s illness was not known until after his death, Deborah was unable to ask him about asbestos on the premises at Manfield and Sons so it is imperative we speak to any of his former colleagues to help find those answers. “We hope former colleagues will come forward with the crucial information we need to get these answers for Victor’s family.”

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  • 27/06/2016
    Mesothelioma Victim's Husband Begins Search For Answers Regarding Her Death

    “Christine’s tragic story is like many we come across with those exposed to asbestos during their working lives going on to develop serious illnesses decades later. “Following our instruction, we are working to gain a better understanding of how Christine was exposed to asbestos and prior to her death she revealed her belief that the material was present at the site of E Walter (Ludlow) Limited. “We would be hugely grateful if anyone with more information regarding this could help us try and get Christine’s family the justice they deserve. “Mesothelioma is an aggressive form of cancer and sadly all too common among people who spent their lives working in heavy industry and manufacturing. Action Mesothelioma Day is vital for raising awareness of the disease and ensuring those affected by it have the support networks they need.”

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  • 18/04/2016
    Son And Daughter Search For Answers After Their Mum Dies From Mesothelioma

    “We now see on a daily basis the devastating impact exposure to asbestos years ago is having on thousands of people’s lives. “This tragic case has left a son and daughter searching for answers after losing their mum unexpectedly and far too soon. Although we cannot change the past, we can investigate working conditions and see whether Cherrill and other employees were safeguarded from the deadly dust or if more could have been done to keep her safe. “If anyone was employed by these companies and has details on the working conditions and practices in those factories then we’d really like to hear from you.”

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