Mesothelioma UK has launched its first Legal Panel. The panel includes eight UK law firms which will support and raise awareness of the charity, as well as offering independent legal support to mesothelioma patients and their families.
The eight UK law firms represented on the Mesothelioma UK Legal Panel are:
- Hugh James
- Irwin Mitchell
- Leigh Day
- Novum Law
- Royds Withy King
- Slater Gordon
- Thompsons Solicitors
Mesothelioma is a cancer related to exposure to asbestos and predominantly affects the lining of the lungs. The UK has the highest incidence of the disease in the world with around 2,700 people diagnosed each year.
The Legal Panel covers a two-year period and the selected law firms will also support Mesothelioma UK fundraising events and campaigns, promote donations through legacies, share information for research and support other companies’ claims work.
Head of Services for Mesothelioma UK, Liz Darlison commented: “We’re delighted to be able to announce our Legal Panel supporters for the next two years. All eight law firms were selected following an open and comprehensive application process.
“We’re confident that they’ll bring significant legal expertise to help us to promote the work of the charity and to increase our support for mesothelioma patients, their families and carers throughout the UK.”