Asbestos and radiation disease specialist Rachel has worked at Thompsons Solicitors for more than two decades and is based in Newcastle.

Beginning her career working in the British Coal Litigation Scheme Team recovering compensation for ex-miners with vibration white finger, litigation assistant Rachel has spent the last nine years on the North East region’s asbestos disease team.

On top of her work in the North East handling claims for mainly non-malignant asbestos conditions, such as pleural thickening and asbestosis, Rachel works nationally handling cancer-related claims involving individuals who have been exposed to radiation during their employment.

With extensive experience of employers’ and public liability claims, Rachel often handles cases that come under the Turner & Newalls Trust Scheme for asbestos diseases and the Compensation Scheme for Radiation Linked Diseases.

Rachel’s primary aim at work is to recover the maximum amount of compensation possible for clients in a professional, friendly and empathetic manner.

For Rachel, the most rewarding aspect about working at Thompsons is that the firm only seeks justice for the injured party.

Outside of work, Rachel enjoys going to the gym and being involved in creative projects.


Rachel's case experience

  • Regularly secure 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.