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.
Adrian Budgen is a "Leading Individual" – Legal 500, 2021
"He has brilliant technical knowledge and he's understanding, approachable and extremely sincere." – Chambers & Partners, 2020
"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
"From the beginning of our claim Adrian Budgen, Nick Woods and the rest of the team in Sheffield explained the steps, listened to us and provided a timely, professional service while maintaining a personal and sympathetic attitude." – 5* Trustpilot Review
"Adrian Budgen's professionalism kindness and sensitivity throughout was a great comfort to me and my son at a difficult time and for which we will always be grateful." – 5* Trustpilot Review
"Throughout the whole process Adrian, Kerry and Vicky have treated us with immense compassion, gentleness and empathy, and I cannot put into words my thanks to them. Although they would probably say they were just doing their job, to me they made us feel as though we really mattered to them. If i could give more than 5 stars I would gladly do so, because they are really worth it." – 5* Trustpilot Review
"Right from the very first meeting about our mesothelioma case we found Adrian Budgen and Kerry Ford to be very professional, efficient and incredibly compassionate at such a difficult time for our family. We were kept fully updated at all times and any queries we had were dealt with very swiftly… Adrian and Kerry worked hard on our behalf and achieved a payment which was higher than we ever expected. We would definitely recommend them." – 5* Trustpilot Review
"Adrian Budgen and Angela Davies were very professional and sympathetic. The team followed the case through to a successful end. The case was handled in a professional, compassionate and friendly manner. They helped me to understand the process and always kept me updated on developments." – 5* Trustpilot Review