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British Steel Liquidation: What does this mean for our clients?

The press reported recently that British Steel Limited had been placed into compulsory liquidation putting 5,000 jobs at risk. The Official Receiver took control of the company as part of the liquidation process. We understand that British Steel...

Head of Personal Injury Team at Boyes Turner, Kim Smerdon, welcomes one of her Team members' appointment to Director

Kim Smerdon , Head of the personal injury team at Boyes Turner, has praised the contribution of one of her senior solicitors, Laura Magson , to the department after her recent promotion to Director. Laura Magson now heads up the mesothelioma and...

How long will it take to receive compensation for mesothelioma?

When mesothelioma is diagnosed it’s a heart breaking moment for patients and their families as they come to terms with the fact that their life expectancy has been cut short. Patients have to consider the impact that this will have not only on...

Coroners and Inquests: What do I need to know?

Information for bereaved family members of those with asbestos related illnesses We act for bereaved families who have often lost a loved one due to asbestos related illness, such as mesothelioma or lung cancer. What is an inquest? An inquest is a...

Mesothelioma - the Stories of Hope and Inspiration

We often write about the sad stories of people who pass away from mesothelioma; of women like Nellie Kershawe, a mother who died from ‘pulmonary asbestosis’ in her early thirties as long ago as 1924. It is right and fitting that we should not...

Launch of new mesothelioma support group for Cumbria and Lancashire

Receiving a diagnosis of mesothelioma is undoubtedly one of the most heart-breaking things a patient can hear. Though mesothelioma is responsible for around 2,500 deaths per year, it is still for most people a relatively unknown cancer. It is vitally...

Asbestos Sub-Committee Meeting, House of Commons

It was rather exciting to attend the all-party Parliamentary group on occupational safety and health, the Asbestos Sub-Committee on Wednesday 12 December 2018 in Room 11 in the House of Commons, just a few doors down from room 14 where Mrs May’s...

I was exposed to asbestos by Turner & Newall - can I make a claim?

Turner & Newall were a leading manufacturer of asbestos products. They were based in Manchester but operated all over the country.   The manufacture and use of asbestos products is now banned in the UK. Turner & Newall went into...

Managing Asbestos in the Workplace

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 requires employers to conduct their work in such a way that their employees will not be exposed to health and safety risks. They must also provide information about their workplace which might affect their health and...

What is asbestos related lung cancer?

We often get asked about asbestos-related lung cancer , what it is, can they claim even though they smoked? Because of this, we have tried to answer some of our most commonly asked questions!  Q. What is asbestos-related lung cancer? Apart from...
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