Background

Marion is one of the Thompsons’ senior associates with a specialism in industrial diseases and, in particular, asbestos-related disease.

Working from our Leeds office Marion, having grown up and worked in the area, is known for her forensic knowledge of the asbestos history of the industries and workplaces in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and the Humber. Having run complex cases worth hundreds of thousands of pounds, Marion acts as a supervisor for colleagues with asbestos-related cases.

Recognising that mesothelioma is unforgiving and her clients are often facing the most tragic of circumstances, Marion pursues all her cases as quickly as possible for their maximum value and, wherever possible, she seeks funding for treatment costs not available on the NHS. At the same time, she keeps regular contact with her clients explaining the law and procedures in plain English throughout.

When not in the office Marion is a horse rider, a netball player and a follower of football.

 

Marion's case experience

Example cases won by Marion:

  • A substantial out of court settlement for the family (including two adult dependent children) of a cleaner who developed mesothelioma and died after exposure to asbestos in building debris.
  • £160,000 for a retired nurse whose exposure to asbestos had been as a labourer in two brickworks in the 1960s. The claim settled within his lifetime.
  • Marion’s client was unknowingly exposed to asbestos dust from pipework and machinery over seven years at a print company’s warehouse and even though it wasn’t possible to conclude the case in his lifetime, Marion pursued the claim on behalf of the family including a 20-year-old dependent daughter and secured substantial damages.
  • A 62-year-old grandfather who became ill in a July, was diagnosed in the December, and  died within weeks of starting his claim, had the comfort of knowing that Marion was on his widow’s side and she secured her substantial damages for her loss.

 

Professional membership

Marion is a specialist Asbestos litigator, Occupational disease Solicitor and Senior Litigator with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and is also a member of the Law Society’s Personal Injury Panel.

 

Testimonials

Audrey Smales: “I would like to say thank you very much for all you have done to achieve the final result for me.  I would also like to give many thanks to your barrister for the brilliant work he did in putting my case forward.  I really do appreciate what everyone has done.”

Tracy Morris: “Just wanted to say a huge thank you for all your hard work and empathy whilst dealing with my dad's case.”

David Ashford: “May I take this opportunity to thank you for your persistence over the last couple of years.”