Andrew Morgan, Partner

Andrew Morgan, Partner, Fieldfisher

Andrew Morgan is a partner in our asbestos and personal injury departments. 

With more than 20 years experience, Andrew’s claims cover many areas, including:  


What the leading legal directories say about Andrew

  • Legal 500, 2012 says

    • Andrew is ‘clever, hardworking and respected by opponents’.

  • Legal 500, 2015 says

    • Andrew Morgan who "is an experienced and talented solicitor – superb with clients and respected by opponents".

  • Chambers, 2016 says

    • Clients praise Andrew Morgan for his "excellent client service" and his "tremendous sympathy." Over the last 20 years he has acted on numerous high-value mesothelioma claims.


Recent Work

  • Recently, Andrew recovered a substantial amount for Caroline Wilcock in a groundbreaking case against Cape Asbestos.  The case settled less than a week before trial. Andrew extended the Court of Appeal authority of Chandler v Cape PLC to argue that Cape owed a duty of care to the neighbours of its subsidiary company, Universal Asbestos Manufacturing (UAM), that operated the factory.  This breakthrough analysis meant that Caroline was the first to recover compensation in a claim against UAM for the exposure it caused to people living near the factory, in Bowburn, County Durham.  UAM is now known as Plumefern PLC.
  • Andrew successfully concluded another substantial claim against a teaching hospital brought following exposure to asbestos as a student or newly qualified doctor or dentist.  This claim settled less than one month before trial. Such claims involve brief and light exposure to asbestos many years ago, either in tunnels or basements or when working with dental materials that contained asbestos.  They tend to be high value claims because of the high income of medical and dental professionals.

  • Andrew acted for a man who was exposed to asbestos when working for Cork Insulations in 1945, just at the end of the War. From our database, Andrew was able to identify the company insurers and settled the claim within 7 weeks of seeing the client.

  • Andrew has had three notable recent lung cancer successes, obtaining compensation for Mr Kent who never worked with asbestos but who was exposed by others who were working with asbestos nearby; for the widow of a man who worked with twenty different lagging firms only half of whom were insured; and for the widow of a man who worked for British Belting Asbestos (BBA).

  • In current cases, Andrew has obtained admissions or judgment for a number of clients, including the family of a gentleman who was exposed to asbestos when working for Courage Limited (the brewers) in the 1950s - the client was able to prove his employment by producing a "loving cup" given by Courage to all its employees to mark the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth; a woman who developed mesothelioma after washing her husband's overalls; a former apprentice at J Jeffreys and Co of Waterloo, London, a small lagging and insulating firm whose insurers could not be traced;  two scaffolders, working for different companies in the 1970s - their scaffolding boards were contaminated with asbestos when they were used by others to gain access to plant and pipework to remove old asbestos lagging.


International Litigation

Andrew has substantial experience in international disease and accident claims.  He is presently acting for a number of overseas clients and has previously recovered almost £750,000 for a UK Citizen, resident and working in Florida, who developed mesothelioma following asbestos exposure as an apprentice in Yorkshire; compensation in England for a Canadian widow, 60 years after her Husband's exposure in Scotland; and a substantial settlement for Michael Langton who was very seriously injured in a work accident at the south Pole.


In other recent cases Andrew recovered:


Andrew produces the Law Society Gazette's annual Personal Injury Interest Tables and Butterworths' Personal Injury Damages Statistics (annual and online). His articles and comment pieces have appeared in various journals and magazines including New Law Journal, Solicitors Journal, Law Society Gazette, The Post and others.

Andrew also regularly contributes to two chapters (“Defendants” and “Insurers”) in the APIL/Jordans Looseleaf “Personal Injury Law Practice and Precedents”, and has spoken many times at conferences and seminars organised by the Association Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), C5, Jordans and others.  He is a regular speaker at the Butterworths International Asbestos Litigation Conferences. He speaks and writes regularly on asbestos and insurance issues.

Andrew is a Fellow of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) where he has been the Coordinator (and previously the Secretary) of the Occupational Health SIG. He is also a member of the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association (PNLA).




Contact Andrew Morgan

If you would like to discuss a potential case with Andrew, please don’t hesitate to contact him via any of the below.