I am a solicitor and senior associate having qualified in 1996. Since then I have specialised in representing clients suffering from asbestos-related diseases. I appreciate what a difficult time it can be for clients and their families when diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer. I aim to make the claims process as smooth as possible, dealing with claims quickly and sensitively. I am actively involved in supporting local asbestos victims' support groups and was a trustee of a local group for 15 years. I am a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers with senior litigator and specialist asbestos disease claims accreditation.
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
I find it rewarding meeting clients and fighting for them in a claim, as well as helping with any practical issues such as welfare benefits and liaison with other support services.
What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?
I like the commitment everyone has for their clients. I enjoy working with such a knowledgeable and supportive team that is independently ranked as the leading law firm in this area for asbestos disease claims.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
I enjoy spending time with family, walking in the Peak District and generally trying to keep up with the energy levels of our two sons!
" Simone Hardy worked tirelessly for my mother and won her a substantial monetary settlement which included paying for specialist private treatment not available on the NHS. The whole experience from start to finish was completely stress free and faultless and we were kept well informed during each step of the claim.
Our family has, collectively, many decades of experience in dealing with solicitors and we all agree that dealing with Simone has easily been the best. This is due to her experience, diligence, efficiency and competence and the fact that she genuinely cares about her clients. It cannot be easy dealing with very ill people on a daily basis but Simone has the perfect attributes for it; an ideal mix of compassion and professionalism. " - 5* Trustpilot review
"Nearing the end of the claim Simone Hardy took over our case, what a lovely person to deal with, friendly, professional, caring, thoughtful, I could go on and on. Although no amount of money can ever make up for the loss of my husband and my children’s father, what Irwin Mitchell have done for us is life changing and I can’t thank them enough. I would recommend this company 100%." - 5* Trustpilot review
"On behalf of my family, I would like to express my very great thanks to Simone Hardy, Vicky Lill and Angela Davies from the Sheffield Branch for their dedication, hard work and success in obtaining a settlement for my deceased father. Financial justice has been served as Irwin Mitchell worked tirelessly to secure an award from dads employers. This will never compensate for dads suffering, but its recognition that someone took responsibility for the cause of dads death and we are able to close this chapter and gain some form of closure as a result. "- 5* Trustpilot review
"I valued Simone's expert opinion right from the start a true professional in every way & her human connection with my mother was outstanding. Simone worked extremely hard on the case & not surprisingly it was a successful outcome. I would not hesitate in recommending Irwin Mitchell & felt very lucky to have Simone as our Solicitor. Special thanks also to Kerrie Ford who was also outstanding. Many Thanks." - 5* Trustpilot review
"She handled our case with such compassion and care and always kept us updated. We also had an excellent barrister called Richard Livingstone. The case has now been settled and we really felt like they did everything they possibly could for us. We would definitely recommend Irwin Mitchell." - 5* Trustpilot review
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your staff most sincerely for the sensitive and caring way in which my claim was dealt with on all levels; home visits, telephone calls and letters. I was kept fully informed throughout and this enabled the whole process, at a difficult time, to be a lot less stressful than it might otherwise have been. It will always be much appreciated." – Client