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16 January 2024 | Witness Appeals | Article by Richard Green

Witness Appeal: Did you work for the North Wales Paper Mill Company near Wrexham?

The specialist asbestos team at Hugh James have been instructed by Mr Alan Oldfield to investigate a civil compensation claim following his diagnosis with asbestos related lung cancer, Mesothelioma.

They believe that Mr Oldfield was exposed to asbestos whilst he was working as a machine operator between 1967 and 1968 at the Oakenholt Mill for North Wales Paper Mill Company. He interacted with asbestos lagged pipework.

Mr Oldfield and his family is now appealing for help from former colleagues who might be able to shed some light on the use of asbestos at the Oakenholt Mill and how Mr Oldfield might have come into contact with the harmful substance.

Mr Oldfield commented:

“It was a huge shock to think I may have been exposed to asbestos as a result of my work at the mill. I would be grateful of any information anyone is able to provide as to how asbestos was used at the mill at this time which may assist my case.”

Asbestos related solicitor at Hugh James’ Cardiff office Emma Newman has said:

“It would be really beneficial to be able to speak to some of Mr Oldfield’s former work colleagues.  I would encourage anyone who has information about asbestos exposure at Oakenholt Mill, or for the company more generally to come forward, even if they didn’t work directly with Mr Oldfield. Mr Oldfield and his family will be extremely grateful to anyone who is able to provide assistance”.

Anyone who worked with Mr Oldfield, or who worked for the North Wales Paper Mill Company in Oakenholt in the 1960s or 1970s, who has information regarding asbestos exposure should contact Emma Newman at Hugh James on 02920 391 100.

Armed with the experience and specialist knowledge that is required for this complex area, Hugh James has helped thousands of people who have been either injured or developed an illness as a result of their work.

Author bio

Richard Green


Richard is a Partner and Head of the Asbestos Litigation team. Richard specialises in asbestos-related disease claims and has recovered millions of pounds in compensation for his clients.

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