Steve is a specialist in asbestos-related disease claims and a highly experienced senior Thompsons Solicitors’ personal injury lawyer. Based in the firm’s Birmingham office, Steve represents clients across the whole of the Midlands.

A proactive, dedicated and determined solicitor, Steve has secured substantial amounts of compensation - some running into six figure sums - for trade union clients or their families. In the 24 years that Steve has pursued claims for workers who have been damaged at work, either through asbestos-related disease or other industrial illnesses, he has been undeterred by difficult or challenging cases.

Specialising solely in asbestos-related claims, Steve handles cases of pleural plaques, mesothelioma, asbestosis, and asbestos-related lung cancers, with speed, sensitivity and compassion.  

As the average life expectancy for someone diagnosed with mesothelioma is generally less than a year, Steve uses all of his specialist knowledge and expertise to work efficiently and quickly against the ticking clock, to bring about a swift and just settlement. Steve also provides practical help, comfort and support to clients diagnosed with a fatal illness, and their families.

Over the years, Steve has pursued successful claims for compensation for workers damaged by asbestos-related diseases against employers, small and large, including a British Rail, Rolls-Royce, the fire service, the Merchant Navy, a dry cleaning firm, factories, shipyards and power stations.   

Steve’s drive and commitment to securing justice for trade union clients who are injured at work, springs from his upbringing which instilled in him a belief that the right thing to do is to assist others who need help. He finds that Thompsons’ ethos of only representing workers, never employers, fits well with this belief. 

Steve runs his local Badminton club and supports Bury FC, in his free time.


Steve's case experience

Steven Troop, a former boiler shop worker, contracted an asbestos-related disease from being exposed to toxic asbestos dust while working for an agricultural machinery manufacturer. He sadly died in December 2015. Steve successfully pursued a claim for substantial compensation for the family.

Jean Mary Booth, developed mesothelioma and died recently, after working for a year in the late 1960s in a dry cleaning company where she came into contact with mineworkers’ clothing still covered in asbestos dust and coal. She was also exposed to asbestos used to lag the pipework. Steve recovered substantial compensation for her widower. 


Professional membership

Steve is accredited as a senior litigator for The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.>



The widow of FBU member Ken Price, a former Thompsons Solicitors trade union client who died from an asbestos-related disease, said: “Thank you for all your help in dealing with the claim in respect of Ken’s demise. The whole matter has been dealt with not only professionally and efficiently, but with a great deal of care and consideration for mine and the girls’ feelings.

“I know you probably consider you are only doing your job, but as a client I really appreciate the sensitivity you have shown in handling this matter. Ken had every faith in you and I am delighted that his faith was not misplaced.”