Asbestos disease specialist Tim covers cases across the North East and is based at Thompsons Solicitors’ Newcastle office.

Tim, who has been practicing as a solicitor for two decades and is part of Thompsons’ Asbestos Disease Team, handles claims related to asbestosis, pleural thickening, mesothelioma and asbestos-related lung cancer.

Empathetic and resourceful, Tim provides critical legal support and advice for clients and their families while leading the litigation crucial to resolving their claims. 

As a solicitor Tim is motivated by assisting individuals and their loved ones in extremely difficult circumstances and by securing compensation that will give them financial security for the rest of their lives.   

Tim finds Thompsons’ client first focus and concentration on maximising the amount of financial redress recovered on their behalf the most rewarding aspect of working at the firm.

When not working, Tim enjoys spending time with his family and tries to keep fit.


Tim's case experience

Asbestos-related disease claims: Tim has represented innumerable individuals who have suffered asbestos exposure during their employment or who have been exposed due to environmental and familial factors, as well as the estates of those who have sadly passed away from asbestos-related diseases. Tim has recovered compensation awards of hundreds of thousands of pounds for these clients and their loved ones. 



One of Tim’s former clients said: “I would like to thank Tim Hayward for all his help and support in what has been a very difficult time for our family. All his advice and information has been the key factor in this compensation claim being successfully completed.”

Another of Tim’s former clients said: “Tim was a lovely respectful gentleman, who was courteous and patient when dealing with what was a difficult situation for us. Many, many thanks. Would highly recommend Thompsons Solicitors.”