MOD Criticised over Asbestos Failings.

It was recently reported in the Guardian  that the Ministry of Defence has admitted to widespread failings in dealing with materials containing asbestos.  This may have deadly implications for members of the armed forces as the MOD estimates thousands of civilian and...

The Importance of Provisional Settlements

WE Solicitors have recently been contacted by two former clients who had brought successful claims against their former employers for asbestosis illness some years ago.  Both cases had been settled on what lawyers call a “provisional Settlement” basis. ...

BT Compensate Another Mesothelioma Victim

WE Solicitors have successfully represented yet another former employee of the General Post Office which later became British Telecom. Mr H had been employed by the GPO from the 1960’s through until the 1990’s. He had worked in a number of roles including what at that...

BT Compensate Another Mesothelioma Victim

WE Solicitors have successfully represented yet another former employee of the General Post Office which later became British Telecom.  Mr H had been employed by the GPO from the 1960’s through until the 1990’s.  He had worked in a number of roles...

Teachers and Students at Risk from Asbestos in Schools

It was reported recently by the thinktank ResPublica that British Students are 10 times more likely to be exposed to harmful levels of asbestos in schools as a consequence of the technology adopted in the UK which they say is less accurate than that adopted in other...

Another Tragic Death Caused by Asbestos in Schools

We have recently represented the family of Mr R who contracted mesothelioma, a cancer caused through the breathing in of asbestos fibres, and sadly passed away in 2017.  Mr R had served his apprenticeship in the North East of England working for a company called...

Asbestos ………. The Ongoing Story.

Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous mineral which was used for decades in the UK because of its impressive tensile strength and insulating qualities.  It was widely used in building and roofing products, water pipes and in the automotive industry.  There are...

Can we Claim Compensation When a Loved One Has Passed Away?

The very short answer is yes. We are frequently contacted by families who have recently lost a loved one through an asbestos related illness such as mesothelioma. In some cases the disease was diagnosed before death but sometimes a coroner has been in touch to advise...