Law Firm Irwin Mitchell Scotland To Join Existing Members From April
Irwin Mitchell has become the only law firm to be appointed to the English/Welsh and Scottish divisions of charity Mesothelioma UK's legal panel.
Irwin Mitchell Scotland joins from 1 April, two years after the firm's English counterpart was appointed at the time of the panel being established.
The legal panel was set up in 2020 to enable those diagnosed with mesothelioma, and their families, to seek support from specialist lawyers. It ensures those affected have access to civil claim payments and government compensation schemes, as well as providing advice and guidance on related issues.
Irwin Mitchell and the seven other existing members of the panel will now be joined by four new firms – including Irwin Mitchell Scotland – in supporting Mesothelioma UK with its fundraising events and campaigns, promoting donations through legacies, sharing information for research and audit, and supporting claims work.
Expert Opinion“Mesothelioma is a terrible disease which sadly continues to have a devastating impact on the thousands of people diagnosed with the condition each year and their loved ones.
At Irwin Mitchell, we’re privileged to have worked alongside and supported Mesothelioma UK since its inception. We stand alongside the charity in raising awareness of the dangers asbestos-related diseases but also in supporting those affected by the disease and fighting to achieve the best possible outcomes for them and their family.
To be the only firm on both panels is a fantastic achievement and we look forward to continuing our work with Mesothelioma UK up and down the country.”
Adrian Budgen - Partner
Expert Opinion“We’re delighted to be on the Mesothelioma UK panel for Scotland and are looking forward very much to working with and supporting them in all the valuable work they will be doing.” David Bell - Senior Associate Solicitor
Mesothelioma is a terminal cancer most commonly associated with exposure to asbestos and predominantly affects the lining of the lungs. Around 2,500 people are diagnosed in the UK every year, with no known cure currently available. Early diagnosis and treatment can, however, affect the quality of life of sufferers.
Launched in 2004, Mesothelioma UK is the leading charity supporting people with the condition.