Overview

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

Grahame Aldous QC


Call: 1979 Silk: 2008

Catherine Atkinson


Call: 2006

Giles Bedloe


Call: 2001

Laura Begley


Call: 1993

Simon Brindle


Call: 1998

Edwin Buckett


Call: 1988

Theodore Bunce


Call: 2018

Simon Butler


Call: 1996

James Byrne


Call: 2006

Jeremy Crowther


Call: 1991

Adam Dawson


Call: 2000

William Dean


Call: 2011

Laura Elfield


Call: 1996

Jeremy Ford


Call: 1996

John Foy QC


Call: 1969 Silk: 1998

Perrin Gibbons


Call: 1998

Stephen Glynn


Call: 1990

Sabrina Hartshorn


Call: 2001

Laura Hibberd


Call: 2013

Roger Hiorns


Call: 1983

Robert Horner


Call: 1999

Thomas Jones


Call: 2015

Cyrus Katrak


Call: 1991

Amelia Katz


Call: 2018

Edward Lamb


Call: 2006

Kate Lamont


Call: 2007

Jacob Levy QC


Call: 1986 Silk: 2014

Lucy Lodewyke


Call: 2018

Esther Maclachlan


Call: 2005

Stuart McKechnie QC


Call: 1997 Silk: 2018

Max Melsa


Call: 2015

Oliver Millington


Call: 2003

Giles Mooney QC


Call: 1998 Silk: 2019

Kyah Mufti


Call: 2016

Gaurang Naik


Call: 1985

Linda Nelson


Call: 2000

Jennifer Newcomb


Call: 2006

Johnathan Payne


Call: 1997

Helen Pooley


Call: 2012

Esther Pounder


Call: 2003

Tom Restall


Call: 2007

Hugh Rimmer


Call: 2003

Andrew Ritchie QC


Call: 1985 Silk: 2009

Ben Rodgers


Call: 2007

John Schmitt


Call: 2013

Bruce Silvester


Call: 1983

Abigail Stamp


Call: 2004

Gurion Taussig


Call: 2001

Holly Tibbitts


Call: 2010

Tara Vindis


Call: 1996

Vincent Williams


Call: 1985

Ben Zurawel


Call: 2010

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