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Kirsty Cassidy

Legal Director

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Kirsty Cassidy

Kirsty Cassidy

Legal Director

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Kirsty Cassidy

Kirsty Cassidy

Legal Director

Kirsty is a Legal Director in the Edinburgh office with extensive experience in occupational disease litigation acting for insurers, reinsurers and corporate entities.

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Profile & Experience

Kirsty is a Legal Director in the Edinburgh office with extensive experience in occupational disease litigation acting for insurers, reinsurers and corporate entities.

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Kirsty joined Clyde & Co in 2019 and has nearly 15 years' experience in defending occupational disease claims.

Kirsty has extensive experience acting for legacy insurers, reinsurers and their policyholders in a wide range of claims with a particular focus on high value asbestos related diseases including mesothelioma and asbestos-related lung cancer. She also often acts directly for corporate clients unable to trace insurance. In addition to asbestos claims, Kirsty has a wide range of experience handling other disease claims including Noise Induced Hearing Loss, silicosis, Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome, work related upper limb disorders and stress at work.

She is also a notary public.

Experience
  • Successful defence of a million pound live mesothelioma claim securing abandonment for a national company with no traced insurance for the relevant period.
  • Successful defence of a stress/bullying at work claim in Falkirk Sheriff Court.
  • Secured a significantly discounted settlement in the region of £200,000 for a 32 pursuer mesothelioma claim worth £2 million due to a diagnosis dispute.
Sectors

Sectors

  • Catastrophic Injury & Large Loss claims

  • Employers' & Public Liability

  • Insurance & Reinsurance

  • Occupational Disease & Legacy claims