Our Asbestos Solicitors
You will only get one chance to make an asbestos claim so it’s important you choose the right asbestos solicitor.
We want to tell you what we can do for you and a bit more about our firm and our specialist asbestos solicitors.
After reading this we hope you will choose us to bring your asbestos claim.
Our guarantee to you
Our aim is to help you use your one chance to obtain compensation and get the help from the Government that you are entitled to as quickly as possible.
We know you would rather be healthy and not have an asbestos related illness in the first place.
What we can do is help you get justice and fair compensation in your asbestos claim so that you and your family have the financial security needed for the future.
If you ask us to deal with your case we guarantee:
- Your case will be dealt with by a qualified solicitor who is a specialist in asbestos claims.
- We will come and visit you anywhere in the UK.
- We will not ask you to pay anything for the work we carry out.
- We will not deduct anything from the compensation we obtain for you.
- We will always communicate with you in plain English and avoid legal jargon.
- We will assist you in obtaining Government benefits.
- We will not act for Defendants.
We have built our firm on the ethos that we will act ethically, fairly and in a socially responsible way in our dealings with our clients, workforce and the wider community.
As part of this commitment:
We donate 10% of our net annual profits to good causes including the John Pickering and Partners Charitable Trust which was set up in 2009 and has to date donated over £160,000 to good causes that promote and protect the health of asbestos sufferers. You can read more about the charity here.
We are prepared to take the financial risk of pursuing difficult and challenging test cases that help to preserve and promote the rights of asbestos sufferers.
We will always seek to promote and preserve the broader rights of asbestos sufferers beyond simply claiming compensation. Our asbestos solicitors actively support local and national organisations that support asbestos sufferers in the legal, social, health and research fields.
We will not act in a way that could undermine the rights of asbestos sufferers. In particular, we will not act for Defendants or their insurance companies.
Our relationship with clients will not end with the conclusion of their mesothelioma claim or asbestos claim. Our asbestos solicitors will always be there to support our clients if they want us to. If we can’t help them then we will find people and organisations that can assist them.
We will strive to help all people, not just our clients who are diagnosed with an asbestos illness, who contact us with concerns about asbestos exposure (whether that happened in the past or is happening right now), their legal rights, need advice or just pointing in the right direction.
The Asbestos Law Partnership LLP has been set up to act for asbestos sufferers. Unlike many other firms, we act exclusively for asbestos sufferers in bringing asbestos claims. We do not act for Defendants.
Because we only deal with asbestos claims we have the expertise and specialist knowledge to maximise your chance of successfully bringing an asbestos claim.
All the solicitors in the firm specialise in asbestos claims and have specialist asbestos accreditation from the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).
We have over 45 years' experience of representing people who suffer from asbestos diseases like mesothelioma and their families.
Before setting up The Asbestos Law Partnership, our Solicitors had been partners in the specialist asbestos and mesothelioma claims firm, John Pickering and Partners LLP.
We have previously been involved in most of the important test cases relating to asbestos claims generally and mesothelioma claims and have constantly fought to promote and preserve the rights of asbestos disease sufferers.
Paul qualified as a solicitor in 1992 and specialises in asbestos related disease cases for Claimants in the UK and abroad.
He was made a partner at the industrial disease firm, John Pickering and Partners LLP, in 1997 and set up the firm’s Halifax office. He was the Managing Partner from 2010 to 2013.
In 2013 Paul became Head of Industrial Disease at Slater and Gordon Lawyers overseeing the industrial disease practice across 11 offices.
He is a Fellow of APIL and an APIL accredited occupational disease and asbestos specialist.
Chambers 2017: The "excellent" Paul Glanville leads the firm's industrial practice and is experienced in acting for clients in high-value asbestos exposure claims. Impressed peers say that they "refer clients to him because they will be well represented."
Chambers 2016: ‘Paul Glanville heads the firm's industrial disease team, and has vast experience acting on high-value asbestos exposure claims. Peers have marked him out as one of the top asbestos litigation lawyers in the country’
Fozia qualified as a solicitor in 2004 and specialises in asbestos related disease claims for Claimants in the UK and abroad.
Fozia trained and qualified as a solicitor at the Halifax office of the niche industrial disease firm, John Pickering and Partners LLP before becoming a Partner 2010.
Fozia was Practice Group Leader for Slater and Gordon Lawyers in their asbestos disease team in Halifax and later in Manchester between 2013 and 2016.
Fozia is a Senior Litigator of APIL and an APIL accredited occupational and asbestos specialist.
Helen qualified as a solicitor in 2007. Throughout her career, she has specialised in asbestos related disease claims.
Helen previously worked at the niche asbestos firm, John Pickering and Partners, where she trained as a solicitor, becoming a partner in 2012.
She later worked for Slater & Gordon Lawyers and was based in the firm’s Manchester office.
Helen has acted for people who were exposed to asbestos by Turner & Newalls or one of the companies within their group. She has made numerous applications to the T & N Asbestos Trustee Company Limited which was set up to pay compensation to asbestos sufferers. She has successfully pursued claims against the trust for exposure to asbestos from Turner & Newall’s products.
Helen is a member of the T & N Asbestos Trustee Company’s Trustee Advisory Committee which is consulted on all matters relevant to the interests of asbestos sufferers both now and in the future.
She has worked on a number of test cases in this area including Barker v Corus (UK) PLC which went to the House of Lords, the “EL Trigger Litigation” which went to the Supreme Court and Rice v National Dock Labour Board.
Helen is a Senior Litigator of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and an APIL accredited occupational and asbestos specialist.
Helen is an editor of a legal textbook on civil procedure and a freelance lecturer.
This page was last updated on: 14 Nov 2021, 1:21 p.m.