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18 October 2023 | Witness Appeals | Article by June Parry

Witness Appeal: Did you work with Mr Joseph Coulthard at the Hugh MacKay carpet factories in and around Durham?

The specialist Industrial Disease team at Hugh James have been instructed by Mr Joseph Coulthard, who alleges that he suffers with respiratory disease as a result of his employment at the Hugh MacKay carpet factories in and around Durham between 1977 and 2002.

Mr Coulthard was employed at Hugh Mackay carpet factories as a weaver where he was exposed to carpet fibers and dust.

Joseph Coulthard

We are appealing for anyone who worked with Mr Coulthard at the Hugh Mackay carpet factories on Freemans’ Place, Dragonville Industrial Estate, and Meadowfield Industrial Estate to get in contact with June Parry on 02922 675766.

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

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June Parry


June Parry is a associate who joined Hugh James in 1977. June works in the Claimant Litigation Division and built her expertise in claimant personal injury, specifically in road traffic claims and more recently industrial injury claims such as lung cancer and respiratory claims.

June has been heavily involved in the preparation of the Phurnacite group litigation trial where claims were brought for respiratory disease and cancers.

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