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Iain Shoolbred

Senior Associate Solicitor

Biography

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

  • 14/11/2018
    Family Seek Answers Regarding Former Birmingham Furnace Fitter’s Asbestosis Death

    “Our clients remain devastated by their loss and are understandably desperate for answers regarding how Brian was exposed to asbestos. “We have been working to develop a full picture of his work history and would be keen for further information regarding use of asbestos at Metalectric Furnaces Ltd. We would be hugely grateful to anyone who may be able to come forward and help us in this regard.”

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  • 03/07/2018
    Families Of Former Clothing Mill Workers Launch Legal Bid Over Fears Working Conditions Caused Women To Contract Terminal Cancer

    Hazel’s, Hilda’s and Margaret’s cases demonstrate the shocking legacy that asbestos has had on so many lives, with all three developing mesothelioma many years after they are believed to come into contact with the deadly material. “In its heyday hundreds of people worked at Enderley Mills and although Hazel, Hilda and Margaret did not know each other their stories about the equipment used and conditions at the factory are very similar. “We are now appealing for other people who worked with Hazel, Hilda or Margaret at Enderley Mills to come forward with information about working conditions at the site during in the 1950s and 1960s to help gain justice for our clients’ families.”

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  • 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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