Marion is one of the Thompsons’ senior associates with a specialism in industrial diseases and, in particular, asbestos-related disease.
Working from the 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
- Recovered £160,000 for a retired nurse whose exposure to asbestos had been as a labourer in two brickworks in the 1960s, settling the claim within his lifetime.
- Secured 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.
- Secured substantial damages for the family (including a 20-year-old dependent daughter) of a worker at a print warehouse who was unknowingly exposed to asbestos dust from pipework and machinery over a seven year period.
- Secured substantial damages for the widow of a 62-year-old grandfather who, after being exposed to asbestos, became ill in the July, was diagnosed in the December and then died weeks after beginning his claim.
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.