Background

Tony is a partner, the firm’s national head of asbestos strategy and regional manager for the North East and Cumbria. He designs and evaluated best practice procedures for asbestos case work across the firm's network of offices.

Tony works closely with trade unions, asbestos support groups and charities to ensure that every asbestos client receives the very best expert support and advice.

Tony is based in Newcastle and is branch manager for the North East branch, which acts for clients across the North East and Cumbria.

Consistency of high-quality, expert advice and representation to those for whom the firm acts is a key focus for Tony in his oversight of the North East branch’s specialist personal injury, employment rights, professional misconduct and criminal teams.

Tony joined the Newcastle office in 2001, where he completed his training contract. Since then, Tony has specialised in asbestos cases and managed a number of different teams.

Tony became the first lawyer in the UK to win a 'third generation' asbestos exposure case when he secured compensation for a woman who was exposed through contact with her grandfather’s work clothes.

The driving force for Tony’s career has been the courage and dignity in the face of a devastating diagnosis of those with asbestos related disease. Achieving the maximum amount of compensation in the shortest possible time for those affected, including their families, is his aim.

 

Tony's case experience

  • Secured £140,000 for mesothelioma client Michelle Campbell who was diagnosed at just 45 years old after exposure to asbestos dust on the work clothes of her grandfather. This was the UK's first successful 'third generation' asbestos exposure claim. 
  • Secured a six-figure settlement in the High Court for the widow of a 53-year-old man who was exposed to asbestos as a child living on an RAF base, and then later while he served in the army. Despite the Ministry of Defence denying liability, Tony also concluded similar cases on behalf of the man’s siblings for an additional £640,000. 

 

Professional membership

Tony is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and has been been mentioned in the Legal 500 for being “noted for his specialism in claims arising from asbestos-related diseases”.

 

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