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.
Phill represents clients from all walks of life that’ve 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.
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.
Activities and Achievements
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.