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 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