Guildhall Chambers sits at the forefront of Industrial Disease litigation across the South West. Our highly-ranked Personal Injury specialists are some of the region’s leading experts in this area.
Our Industrial Disease barristers advise on a wide and evolving range of Industrial Disease claims, from asbestos-related conditions and vibration white finger through to more emerging areas such as pollution claims and those relating to mobile phones or passive smoking.
Acting for both claimants and defendants, our clients include top-tier solicitor firms, insurance companies and corporate bodies.
There is a notable crossover between our Industrial Disease expertise and our well-respected practices in Employment & Discrimination, Health & Safety, Regulatory & Discipline, Clinical Negligence and wider Personal Injury matters.
Recent examples of our experience include advising on a severe brain injury claim in 52-year-old manual worker (issues relating to capacity, support workers and neuropsychological and neuropsychiatric evidence generally. Settled at £1.85M Acted for the claimant.), TDX v Raven Mount Services Co Ltd (a mesothelioma claim settled at the door of court where the issue was the liability of a parent company for the exposure by a subsidiary of an employee to asbestos.) and Ward v Cape Distribution Ltd (a mesothelioma claim where the Claimant was seeking to extend the principle in Chandler v Cape Distribution to self-employed sub-contractors: settled for substantial damages shortly before trial).
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