I'm a Solicitor in the Personal Injury team in Bristol specialising in asbestos-related disease claims. I've represented clients suffering from serious illnesses such as mesothelioma, asbestos-related lung cancer and diffuse pleural thickening.
I understand how traumatic it can be for my clients and their families while struggling with these diseases. I make sure I'm approachable and caring while working hard to achieve the compensation my clients deserve.
“Virginia Chalmers, supported by Becca, dealt with a claim on behalf of my late husband who sadly contracted mesothelioma through his work. The case was difficult to prove, going back over 40 years and involving several employers. Virginia nonetheless pursued it with determination, never giving up, keeping me and my family fully informed every step of the way. I would have no hesitation in recommending the services of Irwin Mitchell and particularly Virginia and Becca to others." – Gillian Calder
What Inspired You To Get Into Law?
I wanted a career that was challenging and rewarding and where I could use my skills and expertise to help others.
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
Through my work, I've met many wonderful people whose lives have been affected by a terrible disease. Being able to provide them with financial security when they really need it is the most rewarding part of what I do.
What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?
I enjoy working with like-minded people who put their clients first and care about the wider community. I also enjoy working for a firm where colleagues share their knowledge and expertise to make sure our clients receive the best service and support possible.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
I love being outdoors by going on country walks, wildlife spotting or just relaxing in nature. I also love playing netball, reading, baking and catching up with friends and family.
"After my father was diagnosed with mesothelioma we were advised to seek legal advise and subsequently instructed Irwin Mitchell to take on the case. Throughout the process Alex Lausen and Rebecca Buxton who dealt with our claim were professional and sympathetic during a very difficult time." - Simon Bassett, client (5* Trustpilot review)