Rob Edwards


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

Tel: +44 (0)121 200 0431



DWF LLP One Snowhill Snow Hill Queensway Birmingham B4 6GA View office Tel: +44 (0)333 320 2220 Fax: +44 (0)333 320 4440 DX: 13051 Birmingham Email:

My Expertise

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

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

My 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.
  • I 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.
  • I successfully defended a lifeguard prosecuted under The Health and Safety at Work Act following the death of a disabled swimmer.