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Iain Shoolbred

Senior Associate Solicitor


I have experience of a wide variety of personal injury claims. In recent years I have specialised in acting for clients suffering with illnesses arising out of their work. In particular I act for those suffering with asbestos-related diseases and employees who have developed psychiatric illness arising from work stress and harassment.

What Inspired You To Get Into Law?

I was always interesting in knowing my own rights so I decided to study law at university.  After that it was a natural progression to use that knowledge to help others.

What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?

The most rewarding part of my job is in being able to help my clients and their families through difficult times of their lives.  Building positive, supportive relationships with my clients is very important and very satisfying.

What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?

There is a great team atmosphere at IM.  It is a privilege to work with so many gifted lawyers who are helping those in need.

Read My Comments On The Latest News

  • 29/03/2018
    Former Wedgwood Ceramics Training Worker Battling Terminal Cancer Pleads For Answers ‘Before It’s Too Late’

    Mesothelioma is an extremely aggressive, and sadly, incurable, form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos dust fibres. It is responsible for the deaths of more than 2,500 people in the UK every year. “We are investigating Lynne’s exposure during her time working at Josiah Wedgwood & Sons. We hope that anyone who worked on the premises in the 1990s will come forward with any information they have about the presence of asbestos and what measures were in place to protect workers from exposure to the harmful dust and fibres. “While medical staff cannot do anything for Lynne with regards to curing her cancer, we at last hope we can provide Lynne and her family with the vital answers they deserve regarding her diagnosis before it is too late.”

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  • 10/06/2016
    Daughter Of Former Machinist Searches For Answers After Asbestos Death

    “Lindsay has been left devastated at the loss of her mother. It was a complete shock to be told that her mother had a fatal asbestos illness the day before she passed away. It simply did not give Lindsay or the wider family any time to take in what had happened. “We are keen to speak to anyone who worked at the companies mentioned during the period when June was employed. Any information from fellow colleagues or friends who worked alongside June could prove vital in securing the information we need to secure justice for June’s family.”

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  • 20/08/2015
    Royal Shrewsbury Hospital ‘Admits Asbestos Problems’

    “The concerns raised regarding the handling of the reports related to asbestos are clearly very serious and it is vital that the HSE continues its work to investigate if anyone was ultimately exposed to the material. “We have seen a huge number of cases in which people have gone on to develop very serious conditions after being exposed to asbestos, often many years after the initial exposure. “Further to this, While the material is so often linked in industrial environments more and more cases are emerging when exposure has happened in public buildings such as schools, hospitals and council buildings. “In the absence of a complete removal of the asbestos, which is always the safest course of action, proper management of asbestos is absolutely vital to ensuring that people do not face the risk of exposure.”

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  • 17/06/2015
    Heartbroken Widower Appeals For Information After Wife’s Asbestos Death

    “David and Susan only had a matter of months to spend with Anne, following the devastating news that she had terminal cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. “The disease is normally associated with heavy industry, but we are increasingly seeing people who worked in schools or hospitals being diagnosed with the cancer due to being exposed to asbestos decades ago. “We are very keen to hear from any of Anne’s colleagues at Shelfield Secondary School and St Matthew’s Hospital who can help with details of any works related to asbestos or who can confirm the presence of the deadly dust at either location. People may have vital information that could really help the Jones in their fight for justice.”

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