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Industrial Disease

The North East has a rich industrial heritage which has given rise to a breadth of industrial disease cases spanning decades. As a result, our industrial disease barristers have developed in inimitable understanding of these often legally and factually complex cases.

Parklane Plowden Chambers is home to a number of highly-regarded practitioners in this field, some of whom have been involved in authority cases including: Ali v Courtaulds [1999] LLR Medical 301; Malone v Reylon Heating Engineering Ltd [2014] EWCA Civ 904 and Cressy v (1) E Timms & Sons Ltd and (2) E Timms & Sons Holdings Ltd [2005] EWCA. Several of our barristers have been involved in large-scale group litigation, acting for both claimants and defendants. Members of the team also act as independent assessors for mesothelioma compensation schemes.

Working for both Claimant and Defendant clients the team deliver an effective and, where necessary, robust advice and advocacy service on a range of industrial disease cases.

The team is experienced in relation to mesothelioma and other asbestos-related injuries, injuries caused by exposure to excessive vibration, noise-induced hearing loss, occupational asthma and other conditions caused by/in the working environment.

Industrial Disease Barristers

James Murphy

Called 1993

Christopher Williams

Called 1981

Roger Cooper

Called 1989

Andrew Crouch

Called 1990

Kaiser Nazir

Called 1991

Elizabeth Hodgson

Called 1993

Alan Weir

Called 1996

Dominic Bayne

Called 1997

Ian Pennock

Called 2001

Roger Quickfall

Called 2003

Stuart Jamieson

Called 2003

Andrew Webster

Called 2005

Gemma Lieberman

Called 2006

Jim Hester

Called 2010

Abigail Telford

Called 2011

Colin Richmond

Called 2012
Admitted as a Solicitor in 2010

Areas of Expertise


Mesothelioma and other asbestos-related injuries

Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL)

Occupational asthma

Occupational dermatitis

Hand-arm vibration Syndrome/ Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (HAVS/ CTS)

Work-related Upper Limb Disorders (WRULD)

Occupational Cancers


Fees can be discussed prior to the commencement of work. Value for money is assured as fees for each case can be assessed individually and are based upon the complexity and value of the case, seniority of counsel and time spent in preparation.

All barristers will consider undertaking work on a CFA basis, where applicable. A robust management system ensures that agreed turn-around times are fulfilled.

Contact Us

For further information please contact our clerks on:

Leeds: 0113 228 5000
Newcastle: 0191 221 2121

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