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Personal legal services.
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.
Articled Russell Jones and Walker, qualified 1988; assistant solicitor Stewarts 1988-90; joined Irwin Mitchell 1990, partner 1994; fellow of Association of Personal Injury Lawyers 2000.
APIL; The American Association for Justice; Pan-European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPIL); director and trustee of Sheffield Occupational Health Advisory Service; Asbestos in Schools Group; trustee of the June Hancock Mesothelioma Research Fund; trustee and chair of the Irwin Mitchell Charities Foundation; regional advisory board of Business in the Community; Sheffield Hallam University Clinical Advisory Board.
Ampleforth College, North Yorkshire; Oxford University (1985 MA Jurisprudence); College of Law, Chester (1986).
Family, supporting local charities, eating out, walking the dogs.
Yorkshire and the Humber: Insurance
Personal injury: claimant
Within: Personal injury: claimant
‘One of the best teams in the country’, Irwin Mitchell handles all elements of personal injury, with particular expertise in serious injury claims, including brain and spinal injury cases. In Leeds, Jane Wright heads the practice, with Jane Horton leading the serious injury team. The Sheffield team is led by asbestos expert Adrian Budgen.