I am an Associate Solicitor based in our London office. I'm experienced in representing people with personal injury claims. I specialise in asbestos related disease claims including mesothelioma, asbestosis, pleural thickening and asbestos related lung cancer.
I’m passionate about ensuring that my clients receive the best care, legal and financial advice and support at what is a very difficult time in their lives.
I understand the difficulties experienced by my clients and visit all clients in the comfort of their own home. My aim is to make the claims process as straight forward as possible.
What inspired you to get into law?
I wanted to have a career where I could help people and make a positive difference to their lives. From an early age it was always a toss-up for me between medicine or law, and law won!
What is the most rewarding aspect of your role?
The legal process, especially litigation, can be a daunting prospect for many clients and I enjoy supporting them through this process. Achieving a positive outcome and getting justice and recognition for my clients is definitely very satisfying.
What do you like about working at Irwin Mitchell?
Irwin Mitchell is a leader in a broad range of areas of law. As a full service law firm, we are able to work cohesively across different teams and practice areas to provide a variety of services to our clients.
What do you do away from the office?
I enjoy travelling, cooking and relaxing with family and friends.
"I am very happy to give a glowing review for Irwin Mitchell and specially Lacey St James who has been my main contact with the company and a joy to deal with. My experience and treatment has been professional, sympathetic, and friendly, and I hope my connection with Lacey and the company goes on for many years!" - 5* Trustpilot review
"We would like to thank Lacey St James for all her hard work for us. She has a kind, calm professional manner and this was apparent when dealing with my father at such a difficult time and after we lost dad helping me continue our case to achieve the best possible outcome for our family. Thank you." - former client, 5* Trustpilot review
"Our solicitor Lacey St James from Irwin Mitchell has done a fantastic job in supporting our negligence claim She was reassuring and supportive with her expert knowledge & encouraged us with her diligence and patience through the long & at times frustrating process. I would certainly recommend Irwin Mitchell for anyone in similar circumstances" - former client, 5* Trustpilot review
"From the first moment I contacted Irwin Mitchell they were very helpful and Lacey St James came to visit us to explain the procedure for putting in a claim against the company that had been responsible for exposing my husband to asbestos. The service we received has always been sensitive and caring. Whenever I needed feedback about how the claim was progressing, Lacey was available to fill me in with all the relevant detail. It was a pleasure to meet, get to know, and be helped by Lacey. She always went the extra mile and reassured us when things seemed to be taking a while, I am also grateful to Mike Rawlinson QC who came to visit us at home with Lacey and assured us that we would be successful in our claim. In a situation where my husband was very ill, I was very grateful for the sensitivity shown to us both and the way in which Lacey handled our claim. Ultimately our claim was successful and I would definitely recommend Irwin Mitchell and of course Lacey St James, if you needed support in making a claim." - former client, 5* Trustpilot review
"My husband and I thoroughly recommend the services of Irwin Mitchell. Our solicitor Lacey handled our claim in both a professional and caring manner at all times. She was attentive and patient with us while working tirelessly on our behalf. We will be eternally grateful to her, as she managed to achieve a very favourable outcome for us. We highly recommend these solicitors." - former client, 5* Trustpilot review
"I would like to take this opportunity to highly recommend Lacey St James, at Irwin Mitchell. She dealt with my late father’s claim against a trust set up to compensate those injured by asbestos related illnesses. Her approach was very professional, but more importantly caring and patient during what was a very very period for us. Although financial compensation would never compensate for our loss, the high level of award was justice for our family. Thanking very much for bringing closure on this for us." - former client, 5* Trustpilot review
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank Irwin Mitchell Solicitors and in particular Lacey St James who dealt with the Mesothelioma compensation claim on behalf of my fathers estate. The service was professional and Lacey was very helpful and informative, providing guidance throughout the claim process. Thank you Lacey for reaching a successful outcome and obtaining some justice for my father. I would recommend Irwin Mitchell Solicitors to family and friends." - former client, 5* Trustpilot review