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Personal legal services.
Partner in the personal injury department. Has a special interest in asbestos-related disease cases, particularly mesothelioma, and has written and lectured widely on the subject of asbestos disease and personal injury litigation. Represented June Hancock in the Armley environmental asbestos case and also achieved what was at the time the highest award for an industrial disease/fatal injury case, of £4.37m.
Articled Russell Jones and Walker, qualified 1988; assistant solicitor Stewarts 1988-90; joined Irwin Mitchell 1990, partner 1994; fellow of College of Personal Injury Law 2000.
APIL; American Justice Association; Australian Lawyers Alliance; Pan-European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPIL); chairman of management committee of South East Sheffield CAB; Headway Derby; Sheffield and Rotherham Asbestos Group; director and trustee of Sheffield Occupational Health Advisory Service; Lay Member of All Party Parliamentary Asbestos Group; trustee of the June Hancock Mesothelioma Research Fund and chair of the IM Charity Foundation; regional fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine.
Ampleforth College, North Yorkshire; Oxford University (1985 MA Jurisprudence); College of Law, Chester (1986).
Family, supporting local charities (eg June Hancock Mesothelioma Research Fund), eating out, walking the dog.
Personal injury - claimant