Mesothelioma patrons that offer legal assistance

Our patrons, who offer legal assistance, have made generous donations to our mesothelioma research fund.

All of our patrons below are independently accredited law firms, with a vested interest and experience in mesothelioma. We thank them for their generous donations, as we endeavour to find new ways to prevent, treat and cure lung disease.

Hodge Jones & Allen

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If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos related condition, our specialist lawyers will help you obtain compensation and payments from Government benefits schemes.

How we can help you

  • Contact us for an initial confidential discussion.
  • We’ll visit you at home, at your convenience, to discuss how you were exposed to asbestos and advise you in full.
  • We will act for you on a “no-win, no-fee” basis and you keep 100% of your compensation.

Specialist asbestos disease lawyers

Andrew James, Senior Associate, and Isobel Lovett, Partner, have a combined experience of over 50 years working for victims of mesothelioma and other asbestos diseases.

Andrew obtained compensation following the death of a science teacher who developed mesothelioma from handling the asbestos pads used under Bunsen burners in the classroom. He is currently acting for the widow of a police forensic officer who died of mesothelioma caused by exposure to asbestos during investigations following the 1984 IRA bombing of the Grand Hotel, Brighton.

Isobel won a case for a woman who had developed mesothelioma from her dad’s asbestos contaminated overalls by hugging and playing with him on his return from work at an asbestos factory. She has also recovered a six figure sum for a chemistry lecturer who developed mesothelioma from low level exposure from the use of asbestos tiles, paper and wool in lab experiments.

Simpson Millar

Simpson Millar

As a historic trade union firm, Simpson Millar – a Fairpoint PLC Company – is experienced in helping mesothelioma patients and their families.

We understand the devastating effect a mesothelioma diagnosis can have on families, which is why we are proud to support the vital work done by the BLF.

Through outreach campaigns, we raise awareness of the dangers of dormant asbestos and work tirelessly to make the public aware of the health risks associated with asbestos exposure.

One of our most recent campaigns was for the late Susan Stephens, a former primary school teacher whose daughter, Lucie Stephens, set up an online petition to raise awareness of asbestos in schools and led to a call to remove the material from the nation's classrooms.

Our specialist asbestos team know that after a diagnosis, patients want the best possible treatment options. It is for this reason that we adopt a holistic approach and run all of our asbestos-related claims on a no win-no fee basis, without making any deductions from clients’ compensation; this allows any claims to be used to organise the very best treatment and to support families if the worst should happen. 

Leigh Day

Leigh Day has specialised in asbestos cases for over 25 years, both in the UK and across the globe.  Our Lawyers have represented thousands of clients and are renowned for our dedication, commitment and excellent service.

We advise our clients on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis and they keep 100% of their compensation.  We visit our clients at their home or wherever they may be.

We have built good relationships with medical practitioners and Court experts and are respected.

Our lawyers regularly provide lectures on the law and asbestos issues, as our cases have set precedents which others follow.  We have won the highest amounts of compensation for our clients in these cases.

One of our lawyers raised over £60,000 for research to find a cure for mesothelioma, as her father died from mesothelioma.

We have represented the Asbestos Victims Support Groups Forum UK (who represent asbestos charities around the UK) on numerous occasions in Court cases to protect the rights of victims of asbestos disease, some of which have been against the Government/Lord Chancellor of the Day, overturning legislation.  We have won these cases.

We understand the emotional and legal needs of victims of asbestos disease.


  • London: 0207 650 1200

  • Manchester: 0161 393 3530

  • Liverpool: 0151 305 2760

  • Chesterfield: 01246 386388

The companies listed above are Patrons of our Mesothelioma Research Fund. These companies have contributed financially to our mesothelioma research work. They are a valued partner of the British Lung Foundation, and are independently accredited law firms. This partnership does not mean that we directly endorse their services. We consider each potential partnership very carefully and carry out all necessary due diligence. The British Lung Foundation remains a fully independent, impartial and unbiased provider of best practice health advice and support.