Disease and Asbestos

Have you been a victim of an asbestos related condition or a disease you think was caused by poor working conditions? Our solicitors will help you with your claim. We are client focused and use our skills to obtain the best possible compensation in the shortest possible time.

In 2017/18 we recovered £1.75m compensation for our clients. We will fight hard for you and your family in a fast moving and complex area of law. We will meet you and your family as soon as we are instructed. We will agree a case plan at the outset and keep to it. All of our cases are funded on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis and unlike many industrial disease lawyers, we do not deduct a success fee from your compensation.

Our dedicated asbestos and industrial disease team is led by John Hall, a specialist asbestos lawyer with over twenty years experience in acting for the victims of asbestos disease, first as a partner with a national trade union law firm and, for the last four years, as head of occupational disease at Trethowans.

By way of example, we have acted for victims of the following asbestos diseases:

Pleural thickening
Asbestosis
Asbestos lung cancer
Mesothelioma

Chambers (2018) top rank the Personal Injury Team as Band 1, who specialise ‘in high-value claims. Acts for clients who have suffered traumatic and catastrophic injuries, most notably head and spinal injuries. Also offers expertise in industrial disease cases and act for claimants who have suffered life-changing injuries at work.’ Sources say: “The lawyers are down-to-earth, friendly and always develop good relationships with clients and counsel.”

Legal 500 (2016) recommend the ‘modern and progressive’ team at Trethowans LLP, stating they ‘leave no stone unturned’ and ‘achieve tremendous results’. Chris Whiteley ‘cuts through to the bone of a case’ and is recommended alongside Gavin Lane, who has ‘outstanding knowledge of catastrophic work’. Legal 500 also states that Clare Carter ‘fights fiercely for clients’ on birth injury and cerebral palsy claims.

Meet the team

Chris Whiteley

Managing Partner
Salisbury

Gavin Lane

Partner and Head of Personal Injury
Southampton

Tom Hartigan

Partner
Salisbury

John Hall

Partner
Southampton

Clare Carter

Partner
Salisbury

Sarah Mills

Consultant
Southampton

James Braund

Senior Associate
Poole

Rhiannon Daniel

Senior Associate
Salisbury

Frances Gillett

Associate
Salisbury

Laura Rowe

Solicitor
Southampton

James Gleisner

Legal Executive
Southampton

Sarah Khudayir

Paralegal
Poole

Katherine Knapman

Paralegal
Salisbury

Adele Martin

Paralegal
Salisbury