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Andrew Cooper


Andrew Cooper is a solicitor in the industrial disease team.

Asbestos and mesothelioma

Andrew is a solicitor working with Daniel Easton and Ewan Tant in the personal injury department.

Andrew acts for claimants who have been exposed to asbestos and subsequently develop asbestos-related injuries, such as mesothelioma, asbestosis, lung cancer and pleural thickening. He also represents claimants with life changing industrial diseases, such as acute silicosis. Andrew has experience of complex catastrophic injury claims arising as a result of road traffic accidents and accidents at work.

Everything Andrew has done for us has been top rate. Nothing has ever been too much trouble. He has kept us informed about everything from day one. He has dealt with everything in a very professional and courteous manner. We have been very grateful to have had Andrew in our corner.

Client of Andrew

Legal expertise

Andrew has successfully obtained compensation in a range of complex asbestos cases. He is focused on achieving results which suit clients’ individual circumstances.  This includes obtaining interim payments of damages to allow clients to pay for private medical treatment and achieving settlements which allows them to continue to claim the costs of medical treatment in the future, including immunotherapy. 

He has obtained settlements for clients with asbestosis and pleural thickening which allows them to return to court in the future if their condition deteriorates or they develop a more serious asbestos related condition. 

Andrew qualified as a solicitor in September 2017. He developed a particular interest in industrial disease claims during the first seat of his training contract, which was in the personal injury department at Leigh Day. 

Andrew obtained his undergraduate degree in law from the University of Kent and went on to obtain a master’s degree in law from University College London. He was awarded a distinction in his master’s degree which focused on UK Human Rights and Equality Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution. 


Andrew is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and holds accredited litigator status.

Andrew in the news

Annual mesothelioma deaths predicted to peak - an in-depth look by Andrew Cooper First published by LexisNexis 31.7.19

Mesothelioma claims.  This article was first published in Partners in Costs Spring 2018

What our clients say

What impressed the most was the patience and compassion shown by Andrew Cooper of Leigh Day in dealing with Alan as a person. Always taking time to explain everything in great detail and being at the end of the phone to answer questions when needed, which meant a lot to Alan throughout the entire process.

Friend and co-executrix of client


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Silicosis Personal injury Compensation

Family secure compensation after film-sets sandblaster developed rare form of silicosis

The family of a man who worked as a sandblaster for many years, including on blockbuster film sets, and later developed a rare form of silicosis, have secured compensation.

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Former Bexley Hospital engineer assistant receives settlement following asbestos-related diagnosis

A man who worked at Bexley Hospital in the late 1970s and early 1980s has received compensation following his diagnosis with the asbestos-related cancer, mesothelioma.