Based in the firm’s Cardiff office, Kirsty Lambourne works within our specialist asbestos team.

Clients facing injury from industrial diseases, particularly mesothelioma and asbestosis, and other respiratory conditions such as silicosis and asthma, will find a champion in Kirsty. A determined litigator, Kirsty has built up a strong track record of success in pursuing claims on behalf of her clients.

Kirsty has specialised in industrial disease claims for the past nine years, having established a reputation as an exceptional personal injury lawyer. Over the past 15 years, Kirsty has handled claims, often complex, against employers whose negligence has made them liable for injuries and conditions caused to employees at work. Her case-load includes claims for diseases such as pleural thickeningasbestosislung cancer and mesothelioma.

A diagnosis of an asbestos-related illness can be traumatic and devastating for clients and their families. Kirsty approaches them with compassionate professionalism, visiting clients at home, patiently explaining all the options, getting the best medical advice and negotiating interim payments.

Although Kirsty aims to reach a settlement during the clients' lifetime, many cases can take time and continue after their death. Kirsty’s sensitivity in dealing with bereaved family members is highly valued.

Motivated to enter this area of the law when a close family member was involved in a road traffic accident and ended up with a brain injury, Kirsty understands what clients and their families go through when dealing with injuries. Getting the best medical experts to support the claim is vital. Kirsty knows that money won’t change the injury, but will help pay for equipment or medical expenses that give her clients a better quality of life and give them a financially secure future.

Kirsty finds working at Thompsons hugely satisfying as it gives her the chance to help working people have access to justice.

When not working, Kirsty enjoys spending time with her young family.

 

Kirsty’s case experience

  • Secured £100,000 compensation for a woman who worked in the television industry when she sustained a back injury during a weekend away with her friends.
  • Assisted in an important case where Thompsons successfully argued at the Supreme Court that the Ministry of Justice was vicariously liable for injury caused to a prison officer by a prisoner working in the prison kitchen (Cox v Ministry of Justice).

 

Professional membership

Kirsty is a member of the Law Society.

 

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