Peter Hilditch


Peter joined Hugh James in April 2021 and is a Partner in the Specialist Asbestos team, based in the Southampton office. Peter has specialised in asbestos disease claims for over 20 years, including claims for mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis. 

Peter is very proud to have worked closely with the local asbestos support group, HASAG, for many years, acting for clients across the South of England. Historically, there has been a very high level of asbestos disease in the Southampton area, particularly from the Docks where asbestos was imported. He has acted for clients from a wide variety of asbestos exposure, including plumbers, carpenters, electricians, pupils, fireman and spouses and children of those who have been exposed to asbestos. 

Peter is a member of APIL and part of APIL's Industrial Disease special interest group. 


Work History 

Peter trained at Pinto Potts Solicitors in Hampshire in 1996, before moving to Moore Blatch in Southampton in 1998, and then on to Lamport Bassitt in 2001, where he was promoted to Partner. In 2015, Peter moved to Novum Law where he set up the Southampton office and began close partnership working with HASAG, as a panel member and passionate fundraiser.