The occupational illness team at 9 Gough Chambers specialises in particular in asbestos disease work. The team have written and published their own book entitled Asbestos Claims, Practice and Procedure. It is in its second edition and third edition is due to be published in Autumn 2015.

The team have extensive experience of mesothelioma claims, being able to provide expert advice on the issues of breach of common law and statutory duty given their extensive knowledge of the history of the emerging knowledge of the dangers of asbestos in the last century. The team routinely appear before the specialist masters at the RCJ and also before judges in the major provincial centres for the purposes of case management, which is crucial in cases of terminal disease where life expectation is short.

Our experience and knowledge of both breach and medical causation in this field mean that the team is superbly placed to provide clear and comprehensive advice in asbestos induced lung cancer and asbestosis claims when these claims are frequently complicated and challenging. We pride ourselves on giving realistic advice but also on being proactive in giving guidance as to how the prospects of success can be improved for the client. We are also expert in handling a terminally ill client or a distraught widow with care and sensitivity.

Our unrivalled experience in personal injury and fatal accident claims means that we are also able to provide expert advice and drafting in respect of quantum. We have a real specialism in issues concerning the calculation of future loss including pension claims and tax and benefit implications.

Recent cases include:

  • HMRC employment schedules – interim procedure proposed and endorsed by the RCJ – Yates v HMRC [2014] EWHC 2311.
  • Can a widow dying of mesothelioma as a result of being exposed to asbestos brought home on her husband’s clothes and who also died of mesothelioma bring a claim for the loss of the chance to bring a full dependency claim? – Haxton v Phillips International Plc [2014] EWHC 1034.
  • Hospice care found to be recoverable Drake v Foster Wheeler [2010] EWHC 2004.

Personal Injury Expertise

Asbestos Disease Work Barristers

Jacob Levy QC

Call: 1986 Silk: 2014

John Foy QC

Call: 1969 Silk: 1998

Grahame Aldous QC

Call: 1979 Silk: 2008

Stuart McKechnie QC

Call: 1997 Silk: 2018

Giles Mooney QC

Call: 1998 Silk: 2019

Roger Hiorns

Call: 1983

Bruce Silvester

Call: 1983

Gaurang Naik

Call: 1985

Edwin Buckett

Call: 1988

Stephen Glynn

Call: 1990

Cyrus Katrak

Call: 1991

Jeremy Crowther

Call: 1991

Laura Begley

Call: 1993

Laura Elfield

Call: 1996

Jeremy Ford

Call: 1996

Tara Vindis

Call: 1996

Simon Butler

Call: 1996

Johnathan Payne

Call: 1997

Perrin Gibbons

Call: 1998

Simon Brindle

Call: 1998

Robert Horner

Call: 1999

Adam Dawson

Call: 2000

Linda Nelson

Call: 2000

Gurion Taussig

Call: 2001

Sabrina Hartshorn

Call: 2001

Giles Bedloe

Call: 2001

Esther Pounder

Call: 2003

Oliver Millington

Call: 2003

Hugh Rimmer

Call: 2003

Abigail Stamp

Call: 2004

Jennifer Newcomb

Call: 2006

Edward Lamb

Call: 2006

James Byrne

Call: 2006

Catherine Atkinson

Call: 2006

Ben Rodgers

Call: 2007

Kate Lamont

Call: 2007

Tom Restall

Call: 2007

Holly Tibbitts

Call: 2010

William Dean

Call: 2011

Helen Pooley

Call: 2012

John Schmitt

Call: 2013

Laura Hibberd

Call: 2013

Thomas Jones

Call: 2015

Max Melsa

Call: 2015

Kyah Mufti

Call: 2016

Theodore Bunce

Call: 2018

Lucy Lodewyke

Call: 2018

Amelia Katz

Call: 2018

Asbestos Disease Work Staff

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