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I am a Solicitor within the Workplace Injuries and Illnesses Team.
I act for a wide variety of clients who have suffered a work place accident, a work related illness or an asbestos related disease. I also assist in the representation of survivors of physical, mental, sexual abuse and neglect.
Consequently, I have developed an in-depth understanding of how such injuries / illnesses affect individuals and their families. I thus ensure that our clients are at the centre of my work and that I spend time understanding each client’s needs and communicate with them openly and clearly.
I am dedicated to securing compensation for people whose lives have been blighted by personal injury. No amount of compensation can make good the loss of health or of a loved one but compensation and supported rehabilitation can help and provide financial security and a positive outlook for the future.
From the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, I have been accredited as a Senior Litigator, Asbestos Disease Specialist, Occupational Disease Specialist and Fatal Accidents Specialist.
During my training contract, I spent time working in the Public Law Department and the Medical Law and Patient Rights Team. I qualified as a solicitor in 2017.
I knew from a very young age that I wanted to be a lawyer and help people secure justice. I was also interested in the ever changing nature of the law - I like a challenge.
Being able to help clients and their families at one of the most difficult times of their lives makes my job extremely rewarding.
Working for Irwin Mitchell gives me the resources of a large national firm while still being able to provide every client with a unique, personalised service.
I enjoy spending time with my husband, family and friends, reading and shopping.
"I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Irwin Mitchell, excellent service from start to finish. Kirstie Devine was excellent throughout, extremely professional and easy to talk to. and made a difficult situation much easier." - Mr A, Client
"I would like to thank Irwin Mitchell for the efficient way they dealt with my husband’s claim, in what turned out to be sad circumstances. I would especially like to thank Kirstie Devine for her considerate and thoughtful manner whenever I spoke to her on the phone. I would certainly recommend Irwin Mitchell to anyone in similar circumstances." -Mrs G, Client
"I had an accident at work and was seriously injured. Irwin Mitchell took on my and dealt with it with care and sensitivity. I got my compensation after fighting the company’s solicitors who dragged their feet at every opportunity, but they got me what I deserved. I would like to thank Kirstie Devine for all the effort and hard work involved in getting my case resolved." - Mrs W, Client
"Irwin Mitchell and specifically Kirstie Devine have provided a first class service when their services were needed. Always kept me in the picture during the case. I would have no hesitation in recommending their services to anyone who requires a professional and personnel service." - Mr R, Client
"My husband’s Mesothelioma diagnosis came out of the blue, it had such a detrimental impact on my husband and close family. Our solicitor Kirstie, was great from the start, very helpful and friendly. We wouldn’t have been able to go through with the claim, both mentally and emotionally, if it wasn’t for her. Although the claim didn’t go to court, the settlement was recognition of the impact mesothelioma had on my husbands life." - Mrs B, Client
"I would highly recommend Kirstie. She was very professional, considerate and compassionate to my mum’s condition of Asbestosis, we were given advice on financial benefits, help and support, kept up to date with the progress of the claim. Through the professionalism and dedication from Kirstie we received a very timely and satisfactory compensation result." -Mr J, Client
“Being exposed to asbestos materials and fibres can have a terrible impact on the health of workers decades after the initial exposure, and Denis’ case is sadly like many others we see in our work.
“It is yet another tragic case where the person exposed to the substance has been diagnosed with a fatal disease years later. Understandably Ann and Diane are desperate for answers regarding how Denis was exposed to asbestos and if more should have been done to prevent his exposure.
“We would be very grateful to anyone who could offer information, no matter how big or small, on the conditions Denis worked in at any of the companies that he worked for during his working life.”
“Our client is understandably devastated by his diagnosis but remains determined to do everything he can to learn more regarding how he came to develop the illness.
“We would be hugely grateful to anyone who may be able to provide information regarding the presence of asbestos at these two sites, as any such detail could be vital as we aim to secure funds which will support him in the coming months.
“Asbestos has had a terrible impact on so many lives and it is only right those affected by the material through no fault of their own are able to gain justice.”
“While it is very common for asbestos exposure to be linked to industrial environments, this is one of a growing number of cases we have seen related to public buildings like government sites and hospitals.
“William’s family remain devastated at losing him and are desperate for answers as to how his contact with asbestos occurred. We would be grateful to anyone who is able to shed light on this issue and assist the case.”
“Throughout our work we have sadly seen a huge number of cases in which individuals have been exposed to asbestos during their work and only discovered the true consequences many decades later.
“Our client is understandably devastated by his diagnosis and undoubtedly deserves some answers regarding how he came into contact with asbestos.
“We would be hugely grateful to anyone who is able to assist us with our investigations into this case.”
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