Lisa specialises solely in fighting for trade union members who are victims of asbestos-related disease. A highly experienced industrial disease lawyer of 20 years, Lisa took up the asbestos brief nine years ago, working out of Thompsons Solicitors’ Liverpool office.
She has an impressive background in handling industrial disease claims for asbestos-related diseases, vibration white finger (VWF), work-related deafness and work-related stress. Lisa approaches her trade union clients and their families with care and compassion. Having built a comprehensive knowledge of the health risks of asbestos exposure, Lisa deals with a full case load of multi-track claims covering all the different asbestos related diseases of mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis and pleural thickening.
Lisa’s expertise in this complex of area of law involves her in analysing evidence of exposure levels, considering detailed medical and engineering evidence and pursuing cases to trial. She also supervises a team member in progressing cases further.
Many of the trade union members she helps are terminally ill, so Lisa aims to secure the maximum amount of compensation in the shortest possible time, while remaining supportive, caring and compassionate towards her clients. Lisa handles her cases quickly, efficiently and sensitively.
Lisa also represents the families of people who have sadly died from asbestos-related disease and uses her natural empathy, skills and legal expertise to help grieving and often distressed families through their ordeal.
Lisa enjoys specialising solely in asbestos related cases that allow her to gain full knowledge and understanding of relevant statute and common law principles. She is also proud to work for Thompsons because of its close connection to the trade union movement. Lisa has forged close relationships with union branches in the north west as well as with victim support groups.
On her days off, Lisa enjoys Zumba, reading and socialising.
Lisa's case experience
Mesothelioma settlement: Mr Talbot worked for ICI between 1945 and 1981 and developed mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos without protection. Lisa secured a six-figure settlement.
(Note to ed: Talbot v ICI link to website please?)
Asbestosis compensation claim: Lisa’s client, a trade union member, was a scaffolder who worked at the Windscale power station in Sellafield during the 1960s. He was present when the laggers sprayed asbestos paste onto the walls of the heat exchangers in the AGR reactor plant and, as a result, subsequently developed asbestosis. Lisa won his case and secured a sum of £24,500.
Lisa is a Member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
The widow of a former Thompsons personal injury client, said:
“I just want to say thank you for all the work you have put in over the years on … case. …. You were very good with him when you visited … Hospital. I know it was hard for him with the speech and understanding problems that he had, and also he was finding it very hard to come to terms with being told that his condition was terminal. The outcome was more than I could have expected so once again, thank you”.