9 Gough Chambers has practitioners specialising in all areas of industrial disease and occupational illness claims. These claims are often complicated legally and frequently lack the quality of evidence available in other injury claims, particularly with the more historical and the post-death claims. We provide a practical and realistic approach to this litigation. We understand that a well presented claim is important if an early and satisfactory settlement is to be obtained. Our experience with experts, whose evidence is often crucial in such claims, enables us to ensure that the best evidence is available and also enables us to assess the likely strength of the expert evidence under challenge.

In addition to advising on the merits of a claim and its value, we have much experience in assisting in the identification of appropriate defendants and in resolving the insurance issues which arise in such claims.

For elderly and seriously ill clients a speedy resolution is often important and we will assist in fast-tracking appropriate claims.

Areas in which we regularly advise and represent clients include:

  • Asbestos related claims. Members specialising in this field have produced the leading practitioner handbook Asbestos Claims – Law Practice and Procedure (now in its third edition and published by 9 Gough Chambers (2015)).
  • Other respiratory diseases, such as occupationally caused and occupationally exacerbated asthma and adult respiratory distress syndrome.
  • Dermatitis.
  • Cancers resulting from work exposure to agents such as chromium and aromatic amines.
  • Noise induced hearing loss.
  • Hand arm vibration syndrome/Vibration white finger.
  • Work related upper limb disorders.
  • Occupational stress claims.

Personal Injury Expertise

Industrial Disease 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

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