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Irwin Mitchell
RIVERSIDE EAST
2 MILLSANDS
SHEFFIELD
S3 8DT
England

Work Department

Personal Injury

Position

Partner

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 Association of Personal Injury Lawyers 2000.

Memberships

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.

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.

Lawyer Rankings

Yorkshire and the Humber > Insurance > Clinical negligence and personal injury: claimant

(Leading individuals: Personal Injury)

Adrian BudgenIrwin Mitchell

Irwin Mitchell is ‘the best in the business for looking after clients, on both a human and a legal level’. Based in Sheffield, Julianne Moore co-leads the medical negligence practice with Sarah Coles in Leeds. The group has extensive experience handling the gamut of complex, high value negligence claims, specialising in birth injury, spinal injury and amputation cases. The team includes Rachelle Mahapatra, Rachel Roach, Tom Mather, Sarah Rowland and Tim Annett, who work together to provide ‘an excellent and highly personal service’. Adrian Budgen and Sion Kingston jointly lead the personal injury practices in Sheffield and Leeds, respectively. The firm continues to be highly regarded for asbestos disease cases, with Ian Toft noted for his work relating to immunotherapy. The Yorkshire team has a substantial number of APIL accredited specialists, including Rachael Aram and Louise Jenkins . Carolyn Heaton is also recommended.