Amanda Jones is a highly experienced senior asbestos disease solicitor and manages Thompsons Solicitors’ asbestos team for Wales and the South West.
Having joined Thompsons in 2004, Amanda has since become a partner of the firm and splits her time between the Cardiff and Llanelli offices. She specialises in representing clients with the fatal mesothelioma cancer contracted after exposure to asbestos, sometimes stretching back 30 or 40 years.
She regularly deals with complex cases, often representing women who have developed mesothelioma after coming into contact with asbestos when handling their male relatives’ working clothes.
Amanda has an extensive working knowledge of the main workplaces where asbestos was used and has successfully represented hundreds of people who have developed an asbestos-related disease.
She takes pride in keeping in close contact with her clients and building a relationship with families during a difficult time. She has secured a large number of settlements and regularly receives positive feedback from her clients, many of whom say how sensitively and efficiently she has dealt with their claim.
Amanda actively supports Mesothelioma UK, Asbestos Awareness & Support Cymru and the South West Asbestos Support & Awareness Group. She has been a guest speaker at annual training days organised for senior medical practitioners in Wales.
The Wales asbestos team headed by Amanda won South Wales Law Awards Personal Injury Law Services of the year in May 2022.
Leading Individual – Wales Legal 500
In December 2023, Amanda spoke at the Houses of Parliament on the importance of removing asbestos from public buildings, calling on her decades of experience in the field of asbestos litigation.
During her spare time, she is actively involved in the trade union and labour movement and enjoys watching rugby union. She has two sons and is a governor of Coedcae Comprehensive School.
Amanda was shortlisted for 'Claimant Lawyer of the Year' in the 13th Personal Injury Awards by Claims Media.
Amanda's case experience
- Secured a six-figure sum for a man who developed mesothelioma decades after working at Uskmouth Power Station, acting through a court-approved friend as the man was suffering from advanced dementia at the time of the case.
- Settled the case of a woman who developed mesothelioma after she was exposed to asbestos when washing the overalls of her husband who worked as a cleaner at Devonport Dockyard, securing a six-figure settlement.
- Secured more than £500,000 in compensation for a man diagnosed with mesothelioma, decades after being exposed to asbestos while working at Pembroke Power Station, recovering damages which took into account the man's plans to work well beyond retirement age.
Amanda has been a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers since 1999.