Michael Cairns


  • I specialise in handling occupational disease claims with a particular focus on noise-induced hearing loss, hand-arm vibration syndrome and asbestos-related diseases.
  • I am the lead of BLM's NIHL and HAVS Subject Matter Group, one of a number of SMGs which ensure the development and sharing of in-depth and market-leading subject matter expertise.
  • I act for a variety of insurers and corporate clients.
  • I regularly write articles and deliver training to clients and others in relation to occupational disease claims.

Notable cases:

  • White v EON and others [2008] All ER (D) 263 (Nov) concerning constructive knowledge for the purpose of the Limitation Act 1980


Partner in Manchester occupational disease team

Contact Details

+44 161 838 8272