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Charlotte Manchola


Charlotte is a paralegal in the asbestos team

Asbestos claims Industrial disease

Charlotte joined Leigh Day in September 2012 as a paralegal assisting senior solicitors in acting for claimants who have developed injuries such as mesothelioma, asbestosis and pleural thickening following their exposure to asbestos.

Charlotte has over eight years' experience in asbestos disease claims and has assisted in acting for clients in the UK and overseas who have been exposed to asbestos when working in various professions such as plumbers, carpenters, labourers, shipyard workers, electricians, railway workers, oil refinery workers and fitters. In addition to exposure in the workplace, Charlotte has also worked on claims where clients have been exposed to asbestos through the work of a relative or by living next to an asbestos factory.

Before working for Leigh Day, Charlotte worked for an American law firm assisting clients in making applications to trust funds set up by the American manufacturers of asbestos products.


Charlotte has a BA Hons in Modern Languages and a Post Graduate in Technical and Specialised Translation. Later, following a change in career, she went on to study law part time obtaining a Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) and the Legal Practice Course (LPC) from BPP University Law School. She is currently a Graduate of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives and is working towards her fellowship to become a Chartered Legal Executive Lawyer.

Whilst at Leigh Day, Charlotte has participated in many charity events, for example bike riding and cake making for Mesothelioma UK and dragon boat racing for the Spinal injuries Association.


Charlotte is a member of the Association of Personal Injury lawyers (APIL)