I am a dedicated asbestos and dust disease lawyer based in London. I have over five years of experience representing clients facing the devastating diagnosis of an asbestos-related illness, like mesothelioma, asbestos-related lung cancer, asbestos or pleural thickening.
I treat my clients kindly and with understanding of the challenges they are facing, but I'm tenacious in achieving the best possible outcome in a claim. I also have experience with silicosis and occupational lung disease claims.
I'm originally from Australia where I qualified as a solicitor.
What Inspired You To Get Into Law?
In short, I see the law as a way to impact individuals lives, but also to generate broader change.
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
The most rewarding aspect of my work is the relationships I build with my clients, during what is a very difficult time in their life.
I consider that I'm an extension of the support network that they can access when facing the shocking news of an asbestos diagnosis.
What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?
Irwin Mitchell is a leader in asbestos diseases and is genuinely committed to providing clients with the best possible service.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
I enjoy riding my bike and cooking.
"My father suffered greatly with Mesothelioma which was unknown to us at the time. He and all of us never thought that the work Leah O’Keefe from Irwin Mitchell would result to anything or help us compensate for dad’s illness, but she did it! She came to visit dad, spoke to him and made him feel a valued human being. Even after dad’s passing, she continued on his behalf and we the family are so grateful for Leah’s dedication in helping us receive the claim for this awful disease. Thank you Leah for everything, Ron would be amazed. Irwin Mitchell are lucky to have such a wonderful, committed and conscientious employee." – Son of client