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Adrian Budgen

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I joined Irwin Mitchell in 1990 and became a partner in the personal injury department in 1994.

I have a special interest in asbestos related disease cases, particularly mesothelioma. I've written and lectured widely on the subject of asbestos disease and personal injury litigation.

I represented June Hancock in the Armley environmental asbestos case and also achieved what was at the time the highest award for an industrial disease/fatal injury case of £4.37m.


  • Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma - Edited by Kenneth O'Byrne and Valerie Rusch, Published by Oxford University Press, 2006

What Inspired You To Get Into Law?

To help others in need and to make a significant difference to their lives. 

What Do You Do Away From The Office?

I enjoy spending time with my family, supporting local charities, eating out and walking my dog.


"He's someone everyone knows, a very skilful lawyer with an encyclopaedic knowledge and someone you can always trust." - Chambers & Partners, 2019

"Extremely knowledgeable and experienced in asbestos disease claims" - Legal 500, 2017

Sources say: "He has a tremendous amount of experience in personal injury claims and is very knowledgeable on asbestos-related issues." – Chambers & Partners, 2016

"An outstandingly dedicated, committed and caring man," who "possesses integrity, kindness and an ability to genuinely empathise with families that are going through hell." – Chambers & Partners, 2013

Cases I've Been Involved With

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  • 26/04/2019
    International Workers' Memorial Day Marked By Law Firm Campaigning For Workplace Improvements

    “International Workers’ Memorial Day is an important time to honour the memory of those who have died as a result of inadequate health and safety practices but also to campaign for continued improvements. Sadly through our work we regularly see the devastating national legacy that asbestos in the workplace has created. The HSE’s figures vividly highlight how dangerous the material is, why it is vital that employees are protected and how needed this year’s focus on removing asbestos from the workplace is. The issue of health and safety is crucially important to protect employers and employees and is one we will continue to campaign on.”

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  • 20/02/2019
    Handyman Devastated By Asbestos Cancer Diagnosis Calls On Ex-Butlins Filey Colleagues For Help

    “This is a shocking case because Robert has developed mesothelioma at what is a relatively young age for this form of cancer. “Robert is understandably devastated by the diagnosis and we are determined to help him gain answers and access to vital financial support which will assist with his ongoing treatment needs. “We would be hugely grateful to anyone who may be able to help us with our investigations by shedding light on the conditions at the Butlins holiday camp in Filey at the time in question.”

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  • 25/01/2019
    Weston Park Cancer Charity Set To Benefit From Sheffield Lawyers' Fundraising Initiative

    “As a firm we have always been passionate about doing what we can to support important causes and organisations through the IMCF and the Charity of the Year initiative. “Weston Park Cancer Charity undertakes incredibly important work and we are already planning a range of activities across the year which will ensure that vital funds are raised to support the services that it provides to so many people. “Helping good causes is a core part of life here at Irwin Mitchell and we are excited about seeing just how much we can do for Weston Park Cancer Charity and our other chosen charities across the coming months.”

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  • 21/01/2019
    Irwin Mitchell Reveals Charities Of The Year 2019

    Irwin Mitchell and its employees are passionate about fundraising for good causes through the IMCF. For over 20 years now their support has helped fund an incredible number of projects which have benefitted local people and communities across the UK. Helping good causes has become part of who we are as a business and we’re excited to see if we can raise even more for this year’s charities.

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