I joined Irwin Mitchell in January 2006 and was one of the first members of staff in our Manchester office, joining the firm to set up our Asbestos Litigation department in the North West. I trained as a barrister and was called to the bar in 1995, later qualifying as a solicitor in 1998 with a niche practice. I have 10 years of specialist experience of representing victims of asbestos disease, and acted for a lead claimant in the important mesothelioma test case, Fairchild & others, successful at appeal in the House of Lords.
"Works hard to get the best results for her clients in a firm and conciliatory way" - Legal 500, 2018/19
"Geraldine Coombs has a long-standing reputation as an expert in asbestos-related industrial disease matters" - Chambers & Partners, 2015
Noted for her handling of complex cases - Chambers & Partners, 2014
"Personable and dedicated." - Chambers & Partners, 2012