Kim Barrett works within the asbestos team, dealing with asbestos disease claims across the South West and Wales.
Kim has experience dealing with client’s who are suffering from asbestos-related diseases, such as mesothelioma and asbestos-related lung cancer, as well as those with benign asbestos conditions.
Key benchmarks for Kim are providing prompt, clear and concise advice to her clients, and she also supervises cases run by trainee solicitors. She prides herself on obtaining a good result for all her clients.
Kim knows how important it is to provide support to her client during what is always a difficult time, particularly when her clients have a terminal condition.
Being part of a team with a depth and breadth of experience that is genuinely invested in developing the law for the benefit of claimants and working to uphold their rights, is what drives Kim on at Thompsons.
She feel that Thompsons differs from other law firms because of its emphasis on always upholding the rights of claimants in different areas of law.
In her spare time, Kim likes to read and enjoys photography. She also dabbles in genealogy.
Kim's case experience
- Secured a five-figure sum for a husband whose wife died from mesothelioma after washing the overalls he wore at his job as a scaffolder in numerous refineries in West Wales.
- Secured a six-figure sum for a client who died of mesothelioma after coming into contact with asbestos while working as a secretary at Aston University.
- Successfully represented two victims of mesothelioma, a former post room worker diagnosed at 47 and a former secretary diagnosed in her seventies, after they were exposed to asbestos during renovation work at BT's Cardiff offices.
- Recovered significant damages in the High Court for a former kitchen assistant who was diagnosed with mesothelioma in her seventies as a result of 10 years' work in a school in Birmingham.
Kim is accredited with Association of Personal Injury Lawyers as one of their senior litigators in occupational disease and asbestos disease.