Simone Hardy

Associate

Biography

I am a solicitor and associate having qualified in 1996. Since then I have specialised in representing clients suffering from asbestos-related diseases. I appreciate what a difficult time it can be for clients and their families when diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer. I aim to make the claims process as smooth as possible, dealing with claims quickly and sensitively. I am actively involved in supporting local asbestos victims' support groups and was a trustee of a local group for 15 years. I am a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers with senior litigator accreditation.

Client testimonial

‘I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your staff most sincerely for the sensitive and caring way in which my claim was dealt with on all levels; home visits, telephone calls and letters.  I was kept fully informed throughout and this enabled the whole process, at a difficult time, to be a lot less stressful than it might otherwise have been. It will always be much appreciated.’

What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?

I find it rewarding meeting clients and fighting for them in a claim, as well as helping with any practical issues such as welfare benefits and liaison with other support services.

What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?

I like the commitment everyone has for their clients. I enjoy working with such a knowledgeable and supportive team that is independently ranked as the leading law firm in this area for asbestos disease claims.

What Do You Do Away From The Office?

I enjoy spending time with family, walking in the Peak District and generally trying to keep up with the energy levels of our two sons!

Read My Comments On The Latest News

  • 17/03/2015
    Widow Of Former Gas Technician Appeals To His Ex-Colleagues For Help In Asbestos Investigation

    It’s devastating for people to find out that they have developed a condition caused by exposure to asbestos decades earlier simply because they went to work every day, particularly when the condition is incurable, as it was in this case. “Unfortunately, Dale’s death came before his case could be fully investigated and we are now calling on anyone who worked with him to come forward to help, and his family, understand how and where he came into contact with the substance that was responsible for his death at such a young age. “His family has been devastated by their loss and understandably want to know why their husband and father was taken from them at such an early age and if more could have been done to protect him while he was at work.”

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  • 12/09/2014
    Heartbroken Son Of Sheffield Hospital Worker Appeals For Information After Asbestos Death

    Mesothelioma is a cancer for which the only known cause is exposure to asbestos dust. It is an illness which could have been avoided simply by precautions being taken in the workplace. “We hope that Nora’s former colleagues will be able to come forward with any information about the conditions at Middlewood Hospital as it may prove vital in obtaining justice for the family. “The dangers and risks to health from exposure to asbestos dust have been known for a very long time. The first regulations to protect workers from inhaling asbestos dust were made law in 1931 yet all too often, very sadly we see workers lost their lives decades later because they were not warned of the dangers or given the correct safety equipment.”

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  • 11/08/2014
    Sizewell Power Station Workers Asked To help Asbestos Investigation

    We are appealing for anyone who worked at Sizewell A Power Station during the 1960s as a lagger, and in particular anyone who might have known Robin Mason, employed by Cape, to come forward, to help us to better understand the working conditions. “The laggers would have applied insulation to the extensive network of pipes in the power station which would have created a very dusty working environment. This evidence should help us achieve justice for Ann who we believe has developed this disease simply through washing Robin’s dust covered overalls.”

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  • 28/04/2014
    Appeal For Former Sheffield Public Works Department Colleagues To Help With Asbestos Investigation

    Mesothelioma is a cancer of the lung lining most commonly caused by asbestos exposure. It takes decades from the asbestos exposure for any disease to develop, which can make it difficult to trace former work colleagues.” “We are appealing for anyone who remembers John Gormley, or “Irish Sean” as he was often known, to get in touch to help us gather evidence about his exposure to asbestos to help the family achieve justice on his behalf. “Asbestos materials were frequently found in buildings such as schools and hospitals and if Irish Sean, regularly disturbed the asbestos materials by sanding them prior to painting or if he painted sections of asbestos lagged pipe work then this is the likely source of his asbestos exposure and the cause of his illness.”

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