Phillip Gower


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Phill has over 25 years experience in serious personal injury and asbestos-related disease compensation claims.

As a senior lawyer specialising in helping clients diagnosed with mesothelioma and other asbestos-related illnesses,  he is frequently asked to take on claims that have been too challenging for other law firms.

He is one of a handful of UK lawyers involved in pursuing claims for damages for those who have been diagnosed with diseases such as ovarian cancer and mesothelioma due to using products contaminated with asbestos, including talcum powder.

Over the years, Phillip has provided expert legal advice to many women that have been exposed to asbestos. Asbestos-related diseases have traditionally been considered something that mainly affects men working in ‘blue-collar’ jobs such as electricians, plumbers and builders. However, Phill has seen a significant increase in the numbers of women being diagnosed with mesothelioma. He recently secured a six-figure compensation for a woman, who is only in her mid-50s, and was exposed to asbestos during her council flat’s renovation.

Phill represents clients from all walks of life that have been exposed to asbestos through a wide range of jobs. These include: dental nurses, teachers and workers from manufacturing and petro-chemical companies, oil refineries, local authorities, dockyards, ship building, engineering, lagging, utility companies and the motor industry.

He has run drop-in centres for those seeking legal advice about work-related injuries and provided training to union members including health and safety representatives about workplace accident claims and industrial disease. Phillip has many years of experience helping people with workplace asthma claims and can help to secure maximum occupational asthma compensation.

He is an invited member at the Cross-Party Group on asbestos within the National Assembly for Wales and has worked closely with the brain injury charity Headway in Cardiff.


” I would like to thank you for the effort and work you have done to achieve the result of which I am profoundly grateful. The professionalism with which you have handled my claim put my mind at ease and was less stressful than I could have imagined. I would have no hesitation in recommending Novum Law and your services.” – Novum Law Client

“Having contracted mesothelioma, I contacted Novum Law when I was told that the medical treatment I required was not available on the NHS but only from a private health supplier. Novum Law took on my case and successfully secured not only the cost of my treatment and ongoing future payments but a court settlement which was fantastic news. I am indebted to them for all their help and support during the process in which their team were compassionate and supportive. Thank you!” – Novum Law Client

“Once again, Phillip, thank you immensely for your warm and human approach. I know it has been quite a while since my brother died but his loss remains huge within our family and some days are still a challenge. It has helped me that any dealings with you have been kind and I cannot express adequately how much I have appreciated your kindness. Thank you.”

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Chambers recommended Wales

Personal Injury: Mainly Claimant – Wales Band 2

Phillip Gower is particularly recommended for claims concerning respiratory illness contracted in industrial settings. He mostly handles cases in which the patient has died or else has sustained lifelong injuries.

“He is fantastically client-focused and diligent and is always going the extra mile.”

“Phillip has a good way of putting the client at ease in stressful situations.”

“Phillip Gower was an absolute delight to work with. He was knowledgeable, empathetic, patient and very helpful. I recommend him wholeheartedly and I think he is an asset to Novum Law.”

He is also described as “a very experienced lawyer who knows exactly what steps need to be taken in order to lead a case to success.”

Phill is an APIL accredited asbestos and occupational disease specialist and is also an assessor for the accreditation of other lawyers within his field.

He is quoted in the respected legal directory, Legal 500:

“A very experienced team head, Phill Gower is extremely knowledgeable in the personal injury and disease fields and specialises in asbestos-related injuries among other industrial disease claims.”

Phill has a keen interest in marine conservation and is a scuba diver who has recorded over 200 dives including environmental surveys. He supports several local charities and is keen to offer pro-bono legal advice within the community.

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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.


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