Peter Williams, Head of Asbestos Claims

Peter Williams, Head of Asbestos Claims, Fieldfisher

Peter Williams has more than 20 years experience acting for victims of illnesses and accidents. His claims cover many areas, including:  


What the leading legal directories say about Peter

  • Legal 500, 2012

    • "The asbestos team remains strong under the ‘extremely capable’ Peter Williams"

  • Chambers,2013

    • "Peter Williams is noted by clients for his experience, knowledge and efficiency."

  • Legal 500, 2013

    • "There is none better in the field of asbestos litigation’. The practice also has a strong focus on ensuring that clients receive appropriate care and rehabilitation after cases are resolved. Practice head Peter Williams is ‘highly experienced, clever and competent"

  • Chambers, 2014

    • "Peter Williams is known for his expertise in claims arising from RTAs, including those involving catastrophic injuries and fatalities. He is also experienced in issues of jurisdiction, and known for his handling of complex mesothelioma claims."

  •  Legal 500, 2014

    • "Peter Williams is a veteran of mesothelioma and asbestos claim."

  • Legal 500, 2015

    • "Peter Williams is a key figure and named as a leading individual."

  •  Chambers,2016
    • "Peter Williams leads the firm's asbestos claims team and has recently won a number of mesothelioma claims brought by individuals exposed to asbestos in the 1970s. Peers describe him as "a focused and brilliant negotiator who knows what buttons to press and how to get the best deal."


Peter Williams


Peter regularly settles mesothelioma claims within 3 months of being instructed.

Recently, Peter has recovered:

  • compensation for Mrs Ambrose following the death of her husband from mesothelioma
  • £250,000 after Merton Council accepts liability for death of teacher who was exposed to asbestos in Mitcham's St Thomas of Canterbury Middle School
  • more than half a million pounds for Carl who sustained a serious head injury when he was involved in a road traffic accident at work.
  • more than half a million pounds for a city financier injured in a road traffic accident involving his motorcycle
  • £425,000 for Kieran, a BT Engineer with a young family who contracted mesothelioma as a result of asbestos exposure.
  • £270,000 for Jess, a 57 year old theatre nurse who was exposed to asbestos when he worked as an electrician and has since contracted mesothelioma.
  • £320,000 for a lorry driver who was exposed to asbestos when he worked on a timber yard in the sixties. He has since been diagnosed with mesothelioma.
  • Nearly £200,000 for a french sous chef who suffered a traumatic arm injury in an accident with a dough mixer at work
  • damages in excess of £100,000 from Newham council for Charlotte who is suffering from mesothelioma. She came into contact with asbestos while washing her son’s dust laden overalls during the eighties.
  • Peter speaks at the annual Central Law Training conference on asbestos disease and fatal accident claims.


Fieldfisher Accreditations and Awards


Contact Peter Williams

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