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I am a solicitor in the team in Leeds. I have over 12 years of experience specialising in workplace injury. I studied law at Sheffield University before moving to York. I worked for a York-based firm for over 10 years before joining Irwin Mitchell to become part of the Asbestos Related Disease team.
My previous clients have praised the caring and compassionate manner with which I have dealt with their cases. I aim to support all of my clients through the process of their claim.
As a team, we are involved in various fundraising activities throughout the year to raise money for a number of charities who are breaking boundaries in researching new treatment options for mesothelioma patients.
I have always had a keen interest in the law and wanted to pursue a career that would allow me to provide a service to individuals in need while at the same time following this interest. As part of the team in Leeds I am definitely required to do this.
Being involved on a personal level to help and support clients during a usually difficult time in their lives and making their journey as smooth as possible.
I have 2 young children and enjoy spending time with the family away from the office. I like going for walks and exploring locally as well as taking advantage of the culture and activities that Leeds, York and the surrounding areas have to offer. I am also welfare officer to my local village junior football team.
“Sadly, this is yet another which highlights the devastating impact that asbestos exposure can have, with Christopher going on to develop mesothelioma many years after his contact with the material is thought to have taken place.
“His family remain desperate for answers regarding the illness and we are now keen to hear from anyone who can shed light on these employers. Any amount of detail could make a huge difference to the case.”
“We are delighted to secure this settlement, which is the highest settlement for a case like this that our team in Leeds has achieved.
“The settlement reflects the importance of the employer’s actions. By not taking steps to help protect their employees from asbestos, they have failed to prevent them falling into preventable ill health.
“The dangers of asbestos were well known when our client was working at National Grid Gas, yet he wasn’t provided with equipment to protect himself from the harmful asbestos dust and fibres.
“While there is no cure for pleural thickening, we hope that with this settlement the man can now focus on getting the best treatment to ensure he has the best possible standard of life possible.”
“This is another tragic example of the terrible impact that asbestos exposure can have not only on workers but also loved ones who come into contact with the material indirectly.
“Rosalie’s family have always been hugely grateful to St Gemma’s for the support they provided her with in the final weeks of her life and we are absolutely delighted to have helped the Hospice to recoup the costs related to her care.
“With many such organisations being reliant on donations and fundraising, reclaiming such costs are a generous way for families to be able to say thank you for the incredible assistance they received at a hugely difficult time."
“We believe that Derek was substantially exposed to asbestos while working for Vickers Oils due to the pipework being lagged in asbestos.
“We are continuing to work with Elaine as she carries on her father’s fight for justice to confirm where he was exposed to asbestos. We urge any of Derek’s former colleagues to come forward with any information about the working conditions at Vickers Oils as this will help our investigation.”
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