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Andrew has a wealth of experience of dealing with all types of asbestos claims. He previously headed the Industrial Disease Department at Bond Pearce, Andrew is also an APIL Accredited Occupational and Asbestos Disease Specialist.
He has particular expertise in dealing with the Plymouth Dockyard asbestos claims as well as other asbestos claims throughout Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Bristol, Bath and South Wales.
Andrew has successfully obtained compensation for people exposed to asbestos in all manner of employments and scenarios including dockyard workers, teachers, carpenters, plumbers, builders, scaffolders, electricians and pipe fitters.
“Thank you very much for the care and efficient way in which you have dealt with my case. ” – Novum Law Client
He has also successfully pursued claims on behalf of many people who have been exposed to asbestos on a secondary basis, such as through the hugging of loved ones who have come home with their clothes covered in asbestos dust. This has included a widely reported ground-breaking claim involving secondary asbestosis.
Andrew has been involved in many cases where women have been diagnosed with mesothelioma following asbestos exposure. Men are often exposed to asbestos because historically, they have tended to work in traditional industries that are high-risk occupations for asbestos exposure, such as construction workers, mechanics and engineers. Andrew has also supported female clients who have worked in schools, banks, council buildings, offices and hairdressing salons. Sadly cases of asbestos exposure in women are increasing and Andrew continues to help his clients make successful mesothelioma claims.
Andrew has been at the forefront of highlighting the link between asbestos exposure and lung cancer. He has led many campaigns to raise awareness of the dangers of asbestos and to highlight the illnesses that it can cause. During his career he has enjoyed enormous success against defendants and their insurers, including the settlement of pioneering asbestos claims.
Andrew is well known for conducting litigation quickly in order to ensure that asbestos sufferers can see their claims concluded with the utmost urgency. However, he ensures that he deals with the claims in an understanding and empathetic manner, as he understands the enormous shock that asbestos sufferers can experience. He regularly meets lung cancer nurses and asbestos specialist doctors to discuss claims. He also provides training and legal updates to medical staff throughout England and Wales. In addition, he supports and attends asbestos support groups and provides reassurance and help to asbestos sufferers and their families.
Activities and achievements
Andrew has had many articles on the subject of asbestos matters published in national journals. He has appeared regularly on TV, on the radio and in newspaper articles to talk about the subject. He has recently presented a series of nationwide Asbestos Masterclass seminars to other lawyers. Andrew’s expertise has also been recognised by his accreditation as Fellow by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).
Novum Law is proud to be a member of the Mesothelioma UK legal panel as a recommended law firm specialising in asbestos disease compensation claims. Our specialist asbestos disease solicitors have worked closely with the charity for many years and are dedicated to providing expert legal advice and support to mesothelioma patients, their families and carers.
Novum Law is a member of the Mesothelioma UK Legal Panel