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Irwin Mitchell

RIVERSIDE EAST, 2 MILLSANDS, SHEFFIELD, S3 8DT, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0870 1500 100
Fax:
Fax 0114 275 3306
DX:
10513 SHEFFIELD
Email:
Web:
www.irwinmitchell.com

Adrian Budgen

Tel:
Work 0114 274 4420
Email:
Irwin Mitchell

Work Department

Personal legal services.

Position

Regional managing partner of the personal injury department in Sheffield. 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.

Career

Articled Russell Jones and Walker, qualified 1988; assistant solicitor Stewarts 1988-90; joined Irwin Mitchell 1990, partner 1994; fellow of Personal Injury Lawyers 2000.

Member

APIL; The American Association for Justice; Australian Lawyers Alliance; Pan-European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPIL); board member of Sheffield CAB; 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; trustee and chair of the IM Charities Foundation; regional advisory board of Business in the Community.

Education

Ampleforth College, North Yorkshire; Oxford University (1985 MA Jurisprudence); College of Law, Chester (1986).

Leisure

Family, supporting local charities, eating out, walking the dogs.

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