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1 September 2021 | Witness Appeals | Article by Richard Green

Witness Appeal: Did you live in Charnock House in the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham?

The specialist asbestos claims team at Hugh James have been instructed to pursue a civil compensation claim on behalf of the family of Sandra Morley, from Shepherd’s Bush in London.

Sandra Morley died from the asbestos-related condition, mesothelioma, in February 2020. Sandra’s disease was aggressive and she died very shortly after her diagnosis, leaving her family struggling for answers as to how she came into contact with the deadly dust.

Sandra did however live throughout her adult life at Flat 2 Charnock House, within the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham. Documents obtained from the Borough confirm that asbestos materials were present within the flat. Sandra’s daughter recalls some significant refurbishment works having taken place there in 1996, and we believe that the asbestos materials within the flat may have been disturbed at the time.

Sandra Morley’s family are now looking for any former tenants who remember the 1996 refurbishment works, or for anyone who recalls having worked at the flats during the refurbishment project, and who could help shed light upon what went on at the time.

Natalia Rushworth-White, Senior Associate at Hugh James, said:

If anyone has any memories of Charnock House in White City, please do get in touch. Whilst nothing will bring Sandra back, any information provided could be of great assistance to her family in establishing how and where she was exposed to asbestos dust.

The Morley family has instructed specialist asbestos lawyers at Hugh James to investigate how Sandra Morley came in to contact with the hazardous material, asbestos. Former tenants of Charnock House that either knew Sandra, or anyone that lived or worked there at the time of the refurbishments in 1996 can get in touch with the firm by calling the asbestos team on 029 2039 1100.

Armed with the experience and specialist knowledge that is require 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. The team also has significant experience in working on industrial disease group actions, where more than one person has been affected in the workplace. For more information on the dangers of asbestos and what it can do, please click here.

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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.

Disclaimer: The information on the Hugh James website is for general information only and reflects the position at the date of publication. It does not constitute legal advice and should not be treated as such. If you would like to ensure the commentary reflects current legislation, case law or best practice, please contact the blog author.


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