Partner Tony is the firm's national head of asbestos strategy and regional managing partnerfor the North East and Cumbria.
Based in the Newcastle office, Tony ensures Thompsons’ staff provide high-quality expert advice and representation to injured and mistreated people across the region in personal injury, employment rights, professional misconduct and criminal cases.
In his role as national head of asbestos strategy, Tony designs and delivers the firm's strategy for all asbestos-related disease cases, develops campaign initiatives and ensures best practice in all of the firm's asbestos case work. In order to ensure union members receive the very best expert support and advice, Tony works closely with trade unions, charities and specialist asbestos support groups.
He began his career at Thompsons in 2001 as an employment rights lawyer, completing his training contract at the Newcastle office.
He has since gained a wealth of experience and national renown as a specialist asbestos solicitor and was the first lawyer in the UK to win a “third generation” asbestos exposure case.
One of Tony's greatest privilege's has been to represent victims of asbestos exposure, who he says have always shown courage and dignity in the face of a devastating diagnosis.