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Asbestos settlement for two brothers

Two former ship building brothers both represented by Daniel Easton

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3 March 2011

Asbestos claims expert and partner, Daniel Easton, has recently settled claims for two brothers, living in Australia, who were suffering from asbestos diseases after they worked together for several years in the shipbuilding industry in Belfast.

John Newell who now lives in Victoria, Australia, developed breathlessness in June 2009 and contacted specialist Australian lawyers, Slater and Gordon, in Melbourne to help him, who put him in touch with Leigh Day & Co. This followed on from Daniel acting for John's brother, Joseph, who sadly contracted asbestos-related lung cancer in 2008.

Daniel Easton was able to represent both Joseph and John in their claims against their former Irish employers, coordinating matters from London to make best use of the "fast track" system in the High Court to ensure the claims were dealt with as quickly as possible.  Joseph's claim resolved in February 2010 for £100,000 and John's claim was brought to a settlement for over £40,000 in December 2010.

Their family said:

"Thank you sincerely for your calm words and detail on the phone. Your knowledge and guidance throughout has been fantastic!"

Leigh Day: asbestos lawyers

Leigh Day has a team of specialist mesothelioma claims lawyers who have successfully obtained millions of pounds in compensation for people who have contracted mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos in the workplace.  We only represent claimants and do not act for insurance companies.  Daniel Easton, partner and head of the industrial diseases team, has been recognised as a leader in the areas of asbestos compensation claims by both major legal directories.  Chambers guide to the legal profession recently described him as being considered ‘outstandingly knowledgeable’ by the Bar, and ‘compassionate’ and ‘responsive’ by clients.

If you would like to talk to one of our lawyers about a possible claim for compensation relating to asbestos, asbestosis, pleural plaques or mesothelioma please contact us on 020 7650 1200 for a free initial consultation.

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