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I joined Fieldfisher in 2017 and head up the mesothelioma and asbestos claims practice in Manchester. I have more than 20 years’ experience running asbestos, industrial disease and employer liability claims.

I have taken a prominent role in asbestos training with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and have chaired its asbestos conference for several years. I also represent Claimants and solicitors when sitting on the Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme Oversight Committee. This is an important scheme, paying compensation to mesothelioma victims where the insurers of an employer cannot be found.

I am noted for understanding my client's needs and for my excellent client care. This has helped me to recover compensation for unusual items:

  • double funeral costs for one client who had links in both the UK and Thailand
  • costs relating to maintenance of a property off the main electricity grid in rural Spain with considerable land
  • costs for the care of a client’s wife with dementia where, following his diagnosis of mesothelioma, he could no longer care for her at home


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