The areas of work in which we have particular expertise, experience and excellence.
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.
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