Chris Griffiths

Associate

Chris is an Associate solicitor in the Industrial Disease team at Hugh James whose primary focus is helping those diagnosed with asbestos related diseases such as mesothelioma, asbestosis, diffuse pleural thickening and lung cancer.

Chris has secured millions of pounds worth of compensation for his client's and has been successful in many complex matters, including against multiple defendants. He has been successful in many claims where there has been low level asbestos exposure and multiple cases where a client has been initially unsure of where they may have been exposed.

Chris has also secured indemnity agreements from defendants to directly fund the costs of cutting edge medical treatment not currently available on the NHS.

Chris has expertise in cases where sadly an asbestos related disease is only diagnosed after a sufferer's passing. He has been successful in numerous claims brought on behalf of their families by investigating evidence of asbestos exposure amongst their friends and former colleagues.

Chris has experience representing the families of those who have sadly passed away from asbestos related diseases at inquests to ensure that the Coroner fully evaluates all of the relevant evidence and the families voices are heard.

Experience

  • Recovery of damages of £220,000 for a client who was exposed to asbestos in an office setting for the Department of Work and Pensions.
  • Recovery of six figure damages for a client suffering from asbestos related lung cancer which concerned historic histological tissue samples taken 10 years previously.
  • Successfully represented of the estate of a mesothelioma sufferer which relied on a historic unsigned witness statement discovered by chance amongst his personal effects. Instructions were received 5 days before the expiry of limitation.
  • Chris has a significant track record of taking over cases previously discontinued by other firms of solicitors and bringing them to a successful conclusion. The most recent of which settled for a sum in excess of £200,000.

Career History

  • Associate at Hugh James: March 2021
  • Solicitor at Hugh James: 2016
  • Qualified: 2016
  • Trained Moonerams Solicitors

Education

  • University of South Wales, GDL & Legal Practice Course
  • University of Sheffield, BA History 
  • Radyr Comprehensive School
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Chris dealt with us in a very professional and sympathetic manner. Nothing was too much trouble and he kept us informed of events at all times. I am very grateful for all the help he gave us and would not hesitate to contact him in future should we require legal assistance.

Phil Budden

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From start to finish I had excellent communication with my appointed solicitor, they never left any stone unturned, I was always kept up to date all the way through my case and was given excellent advice, nothing was to much trouble.

Mr Huw Lawrence

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I would like to say thank you for the wonderful work Chris has done. The level of communication was excellent. I would be very willing and happy to recommend your services.

Client testimonial

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I would personally like to thank Chris Griffiths for his excellent service in resolving my dad’s case for us. Chris has always been extremely professional & helpful & kept me informed all along the way. I would 100% recommend Chris & Hugh James in the future & would definitely use their services again. Thank you Chris, I can’t tell you how much I appreciate & value what you have done.

Ms H

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Some changing of contacts at the beginning but since Chris Griffiths took over good regular updates and explanatory letters. The eventual completion and settlement has been very satisfactory. I would willingly recommend Hugh James.

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