Litigation assistant Rachel specialises in asbestos and radiation disease claims and has worked at Thompsons Solicitors for more than two decades.

Based at Thompsons’ Newcastle office, Rachel began her career securing compensation under the British Coal Litigation Scheme for former-miners suffering vibration white finger, before moving to the firm’s North East asbestos disease team nine years ago.

As well as handling predominantly non-malignant asbestos disease claims, including for asbestosis, pleural thickening and plaques, Rachel also deals with claims throughout the UK involving individuals who have developed cancer after being exposed to radiation at work.

With an expert knowledge of public and employers’ liability claims, Rachel’s caseload often consists of claims that come under the Compensation Scheme for Radiation Linked Diseases and the Turner & Newalls Trust Scheme for asbestos diseases.

Friendly, empathetic and professional, Rachel’s main focus is to secure the largest compensation award possible for her clients.

The most rewarding part of working at Thompsons for Rachel, is that the firm exclusively seeks legal redress for the injured party.

In her spare time, Rachel enjoys working on creative projects and going to the gym.


Rachel's case experience

  • Regularly secures substantial compensation packages under the Compensation Scheme for Radiation Linked Diseases for clients, and the families of clients, who have developed cancer after radiation exposure at work. 
  • Secured more than £60,000 in damages for the estate of a woman who died from asbestosis, which she developed after working at a chemical plant for three decades.