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Laura Magson

Laura Magson


As a partner within the Personal Injury team, Laura heads up Boyes Turner’s successful mesothelioma and asbestos team. Laura has over a decade of specialist experience in acting for sufferers of asbestos related disease and their bereaved families.

Call Laura on: 0118 952 7114 or 0238 254 4676.

“Thank you so much for your superior wisdom. Thank you so much once again for your dedication to the task and for the very efficient and sympathetic way in which you have consistently communicated with me during the progress of the claim.”

“You made a difficult situation easier to bear because of the human way you dealt with me. I especially appreciate this whilst going through a very emotional and traumatic time in my life.”

"Laura Magson is a leading industrial disease lawyer. She is very experienced and knows her area of practice inside out. She has also not shied away from undertaking difficult cases and is very committed to her clients and the type of work she does… Laura Magson knows nearly all there is to know about asbestos litigation. She has a calming manner and is a dream to work with”. (Legal 500, 2021)

Legal 500

Laura’s professional biography

With over 15 years of specialist experience representing people with mesothelioma, Laura leads Boyes Turner’s highly regarded mesothelioma and asbestos disease claims team known for its “unrivalled quality and ability for asbestos disease claims in the Thames Valley area- the “go to firm” (Legal 500). She also applies her extensive legal expertise and exceptional client care to represent severely injured victims and the bereaved dependent families of those with fatal injuries.

Laura works hard to conclude mesothelioma cases during a claimant’s lifetime and has obtained sizeable sums within months of instruction, but also obtained Court orders for provision of future private treatment costs such as immunotherapy that may not be available on the NHS so her clients have the security of knowing any future treatments will be funded. When it is not possible to conclude the case during a client’s life-time Laura supports the families to complete the claim on the deceased’s behalf.

Her compassion and commitment to making a difference for her clients results in a persistence which enables her to succeed in heavily defended or difficult cases.

Laura is a recognised asbestos disease expert, accredited as a “leading industrial disease lawyer” (Legal 500 2021) with an excellent and well-deserved reputation and has given live interviews on BBC Radio about mesothelioma and the implications of the Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme. She is an outspoken campaigner dedicated to using her knowledge to raise public awareness and make a difference, for example through her work with local asbestos groups.

Her mesothelioma clients come to her from all over the UK and abroad and from a variety of trades and occupations. Her track record of successful claims includes cases arising from low-level exposure, environmental exposure to asbestos from living near an asbestos factory or from breathing in dust from the clothes of family members.

Laura takes pro-active steps to secure settlements for asbestos-related disease claimants during their lifetime wherever possible and where there is a risk of future serious deterioration, she obtains provisional damages awards which preserve the claimant’s right to come back to court for further compensation in the event that the specified deterioration occurs.  She succeeds in complex cases involving multiple defendants.

She has both the compassion and legal expertise needed to obtain justice and compensation for sufferers and bereaved families and negotiates voluntary repayments of end of life care costs for hospices which nurse her clients. She personally supports asbestos disease sufferers at support groups coffee mornings and charity events. She also gives regular presentations and training to health care professionals throughout the country.

Away from the office Laura helps raise awareness and funds for the charities and support groups that help sufferers of asbestos-related and other diseases. Her fundraising exploits having included abseiling down The Blade, a skyscraper in Reading, the height of 32 double decker buses, in aid of a children’s hospice, Naomi House and a 25km Thames Path Challenge walk for Mesothelioma UK.

Laura is an accredited Senior Litigator and Asbestos Disease Specialist with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

Laura’s accreditations

"Mesothelioma Claim"
Absolutely delighted with the speed, efficiency and clarity of the support provided by Laura in my claim against my former employer. She cut through the legalese jargon and explained everything in detail making my decision making easy. Additionally, she handled my grim prognosis details with compassion and showed a great understanding of, not only the legal aspects, but also the complex medical details and options. The prompt settlement negotiated by Laura has ensured I can "enjoy" the benefits while still fairly mobile and also she ensured the defendants would fund any future treatments not funded by the NHS should I need them. It was a pleasure working with Laura and I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending her to others.
"Compassionate, explanatory and efficient."
Laura's service has been perfect. Compassionate, explanatory and efficient. It made what was a difficult set of corcumstance, much easier to deal with. A great outcome - a monetary amount we weren't expecting, and very quick.
"Friendly, warm and professional throughout"
Laura's handling of my Father's case has been excellent. She gave us every confidence in her from the moment of the first telephone conversation through to the conclusion of a successful claim· and beyond. The care and compassion·-she has· shown to my parents through the most difficult time of their lives has been incredible. Friendly, warm and professional throughout, Laura expedited Dad's case against his former employer to a successful conclusion within 5 months. Giving my parents peace of mind that they are financially secure and Dad can pursue further treatment options if he wishes, which will be funded by the former employer.Laura explained everything to us as a family and made the process as simple as it could possibly be. She held our hands (figuratively), explaining, guiding and answering all of our questions, communication throughout was superb. The excellent support and service provided by Laura and her team wasn't held up or interrupted in any way, even through the difficult months of the Covid-19 Lockdown. Laura has been a pleasure to deal with. We will be forever grateful that Laura agreed to take on my Father's case.
"Industrial Diseases Team Boyes Turner LLP"
I am writing this review on behalf of my husband Colin Wyeth and myself. We were advised by Colin’s Consultant to get a solicitor for Industrial Injuries as he was diagnosed with mesothelioma, however, this was a rare presentation of mesothelioma and so underwent two big operations at Guys Hospital in London. The first operation was October 2019 after which he made a good recovery and was monitored with 6 monthly CT scans, unfortunately the scan showed a reappearance of the mesothelioma (in the lining of the lung) in 2021 and was admitted to Guys Hospital again in May 2021. He is now being called for scans every 2 months. We contacted Laura Magson and her team at Boyes Turner LLP in 2019 right at the beginning of this awful diagnosis and I have to say we could not have chosen a better team, they have been absolutely brilliant from start to finish of our case delivering an outstanding result and award. Throughout this case they have been kind, patient and considerate whilst gathering all the information needed to present Colin’s case at court which was a mammoth task going back 50 odd years. Laura, I have to say has gone above and beyond, so thorough and professional whilst being so kind and patient during this unusual case.

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In her spare time, you’ll find Laura ferrying her two sporty daughters to football, swimming and tennis or taking up a new sport of her own.

“I like to try my hand at new sports and activities. I’ve done various bootcamps, netball, Clubbercise and even belly dancing – but that was a bit embarrassing!”

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