I am a Senior Associate in the Cambridge office specialising in asbestos-related diseases. I visit patients in their homes to offer advice and assistance. I am passionate about working in asbestos law. I am a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and I am an accredited Senior Litigator and Asbestos Disease and Occupational Disease Specialist.
What Inspired You To Get Into Law?
I was drawn to a career in law because I wanted to help people.
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
I find it extremely rewarding to be able to help people who have been diagnosed with an asbestos related condition and support them and their families. It's a real privilege to meet so many lovely, inspirational people.
What Do You Enjoy About Working At Irwin Mitchell?
One of the things I really enjoy about being part of this company is the opportunity to take part in fundraising activities and offer support for a wide range of charities both locally and nationally. I have had the privilege of taking part in events such as the Superhero Tri and Parallel London.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
I enjoy swimming, running, baking, playing netball in the Irwin Mitchell Cambridge team and spending time with friends and family.
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"We were kept fully informed as to the progress of the claim through each step by Samantha Shaw, who was extremely efficient and professional throughout and a credit to your firm" - Mr & Mrs Lumb
’Samantha Shaw & her colleagues were all very professional, understanding and easy to deal with. They took their time to listen to our case, take us through the steps and explained each step in a simple and easy to understand way. I would not hesitate to recommend them." - Mrs Mosher
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"The industrial disease team is fantastic, very client focused with excellent people skills. Samantha Shaw and Rosemary Giles are both excellent." - Legal 500, 2022