Mesothelioma UK, a national asbestos-related cancer charity, has extended its Legal Panel with the addition of four more legal firms from 1 April 2022. The new firms, two from England and Wales and two from Scotland, will join the existing eight Legal Panel members to support and raise awareness of the charity, as well as offering independent legal support to mesothelioma patients and their families.
The four new law firms represented on the Mesothelioma UK Legal Panel are:
- The Asbestos Law Partnership – www.asbestoslawpartnership.co.uk
- Simpson Millar – www.simpsonmillar.co.uk
- Digby Brown – www.digbybrown.co.uk
- Irwin Mitchell Scotland – www.irwinmitchell.com
They join the original eight firms, namely:
- Field Fisher – www.fieldfisher.com
- Hugh James – www.hughjames.com
- Irwin Mitchell – www.irwinmitchell.com
- Leigh Day – www.leighday.co.uk
- Novum Law – www.novumlaw.com
- Royds Withy King – www.roydswithyking.com
- Slater Gordon – www.slatergordon.co.uk
- Thompsons Law – thompsons.law
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 members support Mesothelioma UK fundraising events and campaigns, promote donations through legacies, share information for research and audit, and support other companies’ claims work.
Mesothelioma UK Chief Executive, Liz Darlison commented: “We’re delighted to be able to announce the expansion of our Legal Panel and welcome Irwin Mitchell Scotland, Digby Brown, Simpson Millar and Asbestos Law Partnership, following a comprehensive application process.
“Mesothelioma UK is eager to help and support patients in all matters relating to their mesothelioma diagnosis including compensation. Engaging with an experienced, specialist law firm can make a significant difference to people living with mesothelioma. We’re confident that the new members will join the other law firms in bringing significant legal expertise to help us to promote the work of the charity and to increase our support for patients and their families and carers throughout the UK.”