6 April 2020 | Firm news | Article by Richard Green
Specialist lawyers will continue to support sufferers of historic asbestos exposure.
We are delighted to confirm that Hugh James’s team of specialist asbestos related disease solicitors have been appointed to the inaugural legal panel formed by Mesothelioma UK. Hugh James are one of eight firms selected to provide UK wide support to mesothelioma sufferers. The full panel is made up as follows:
- Hugh James
- Field Fisher
- Irwin Mitchell
- Leigh Day
- Novum Law
- Royds Withy King
- Slater & Gordon
It is hoped that the formation of the legal panel will ensure that those diagnosed with and suffering from mesothelioma are able to gain access to specialist solicitors quickly and efficiently to ensure that they access all of the government payments and compensation schemes they are entitled to.
Mesothelioma UK is the leading charity supporting those with mesothelioma in the UK and provides specialist information, support and education. The charity is also focused upon improving care and treatment for all UK mesothelioma patients and their carers.
Hugh James has worked closely with Mesothelioma UK for a number of years having worked collaboratively on education events and study days in recent years.
Hugh James Partner, Richard Green, said today:
“We’re delighted to be joining the Mesothelioma UK Legal Panel. Mesothelioma UK are at the forefront of assisting those who suffer with mesothelioma both in the UK and beyond. We are delighted and proud to continue to work in conjunction with them to provide much needed assistance and support to the victims of asbestos related disease. We look forward to building on our already strong relationship with the charity and in particular working together on education and events to raise awareness of mesothelioma and asbestos related disease in general”.
The announcement comes during Global Asbestos Awareness Week - an important initiative to raise awareness of the dangers and life changing consequences people have suffered through asbestos exposure.
Global Asbestos Awareness Week is run each year in April with a view to increasing awareness of asbestos and preventing future exposure worldwide by bringing together victims of asbestos related disease to share their stories to raise awareness. The legacy of asbestos continues to kill nearly 250,000 people globally each year including in excess of 2,500 in the UK