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Rob Edwards

Partner, Birmingham

As a partner in the Birmingham office, Rob advises insurers and corporate clients on a wide range of employer and public liability issues with particular emphasis on mesothelioma and asbestos claims.


A successful and well-respected litigator, Rob has vast experience in disease claims. He specialises in providing advice and support to employers about public liability claims as well as regulatory issues of a sensitive and strategic nature to business.

Rob has 20 years' experience in all areas of employer's liability work both criminal and civil acting predominantly for defendants.

His notable cases include:

  • Swansborough v Parry involving the liability of a motorist to an infant pedestrian for negligent parking.
  • Irvine v Commissioner of the Police for the Metropolis where the application of The Workplace Regulations was considered.
  • He was part of the team on the IEGL v Zurich Insurance case where the liability of an insurer to a solvent insured was considered in a mesothelioma claim where the Compensation Act 2006 was found not to apply.
  • He successfully defended a lifeguard prosecuted under The Health and Safety at Work Act following the death of a disabled swimmer.