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Since joining Irwin Mitchell in November 2004, I have specialised in cases involving various types of industrial disease. I have also represented a number of current and former members of the Armed Forces, mainly in relation to cases involving noise-induced hearing loss. Since February 2017, I have primarily specialised in claims involving asbestos-related disease, whilst still continuing to deal with other types of high value disease work.
Initially, I was actually looking at a career in accountancy. However, when I realised that maths was perhaps not my strongest subject, I came to the conclusion that such a career may not be the best option for me and so I decided to take up law instead.
I am certainly glad I decided to take up a career in law, as it means that I now have the privilege of helping injured people obtain the compensation they deserve. Seeing and hearing how happy my clients are when I manage to secure a good result for them is definitely a very rewarding part of the job. It makes me realise that I definitely made the right choice to stay away from a career in accountancy.
In all of the years I have worked here, there has always been a very friendly atmosphere between colleagues. The Partners in the firm are very approachable and are always on hand to help with any queries or problems.
Most of all, however, I love being able to help my clients. I now act for a number of people who suffer with asbestos-related conditions and, despite the terrible circumstances that many of them face, they really are the some of the nicest people I could ever wish to represent.
I'm very much a family man and so spend my evenings and weekends with my wife and two boys. I count myself very lucky to live in a beautiful part of the world and love spending time in places like Derbyshire and the Lake District.
I also love travelling and, if I had to choose, I would say that Italy is probably my favourite European destination. As far as beach holidays with the kids are concerned, though, it's Mallorca all the way for me.
For my sins, I am a fan of Sheffield Wednesday, which many people will know is never an easy ride.
"I would like to say thank you to Irwin Mitchell for their fantastic service, but I would personally like to thank Nick Woods for his fantastic service throughout. He was very professional and always went above and beyond in everything that he did. He was always on the end of the phone when needed and help to support me and my wife through a difficult time of our lives. I can’t thank him enough for everything he has done for us." - Mr Y, former client.
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