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14 April 2023 | Witness Appeals | Article by Lynn Yeates

Witness Appeal: Did you work at Matthew Hall at Esso Refinery in Southampton?


We are appealing for witnesses who may have information regarding the working practices involving the use of asbestos at the Esso Refinery in Southampton between 1970 and 1978.

Witness Appeal: Did you work at Matthew Hall at Esso Refinery in Southampton?

Unfortunately, our client Mr Colin Walker has passed away and his daughters are now pursuing a claim for compensation on their father’s behalf, and we are looking for individuals who can provide valuable information about the use of/removal of asbestos during his time at the refinery.

If you knew the late Colin Walker or worked at Matthew Hall or were employed by Esso Refinery in Southampton between 1970 and 1978, we would like to hear from you. Your knowledge and experience may be crucial in helping us build a strong case for our client and his family.

Asbestos exposure can have devastating consequences, and it is important that those responsible for exposing workers to this dangerous material are held accountable. Your testimony could make a significant difference in this case, and we urge anyone who can help to come forward.

Please contact us as soon as possible if you have any information that could be relevant to this case. The deadline for filing a claim is approaching quickly, and time is of the essence.

Anyone who worked with Mr Walker, or who worked for Matthew Hall at Esso Refinery in Southampton, who has information regarding asbestos exposure should contact Lynn Yeates at Hugh James on 02382 546549.

Author bio

Lynn Yeates joined Hugh James in April 2021 and is a Partner in the Specialist Asbestos team based in the Southampton office. She specialises solely in asbestos disease litigation and has a long history of representing victims of asbestos exposure and their families.

Lynn has considerable experience working on complex, high value compensation claims and has strong links with medical specialists, palliative care providers, support organisations and barristers. She has in excess of 15 years’ experience working solely with people diagnosed with illnesses such as mesothelioma and other serious asbestos related illnesses.

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