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Liverpool office

More than 35 years' experience

The Leigh Day Liverpool office opened in 2017 to serve local Liverpool residents and beyond, particularly in compensation claims for industrial disease, including asbestosis, lung cancer, mesothelioma and pleural thickening.

To contact our Liverpool office about an industrial disease claim please phone 0151 305 2760 or fill in our short form.

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Leigh Day in Liverpool

The firm can help with all types of serious injury compensation and draws on the expertise of more than 140 lawyers who are based in LondonManchester and Leeds.

For non-industrial disease related enquiries please contact our Manchester (0161 393 3530) or London (020 7650 1200) offices.

Leigh Day
6th Floor, Horton House
Exchange Flags
L2 3PF
0151 305 2760

Please note this office is not permanently staffed and meetings are by appointment only.

SRA number 8001750.

Asbestos claims in Liverpool

Partner Kevin Johnson holds multiple accreditations as a specialist in asbestos and occupational disease claims and is a Fellow of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers. Kevin manages our Liverpool office. He has more than 25 years' experience of acting for victims of asbestos exposure, and has represented people who have worked in the heavy industries of the North West such as dockworkers, shipyard workers, Merchant Navy seamen, construction workers and engineers.

Kevin has acted for asbestos sufferers in some of the leading test cases. He is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel and sits on the Oversight Committee of the Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme where he represents asbestos sufferers.


Kevin has been at the forefront of asbestos litigation for a long time. He has lots of experience in litigating asbestos and running test cases.

Chambers and partners 2024

Leigh Day expands service with two new partners in the North West

We recently welcomed two new legal partners to our rapidly expanding Liverpool and Manchester offices, strengthening our expertise in asbestos and human rights work.

Partner Joanne Candlish also works in the asbestos team, based in the firm’s Liverpool office. Joanne is an APIL accredited Senior Litigator, Asbestos and Occupational Disease Specialist, with over 31 years’ experience dealing with asbestos cases. She joined Leigh Day in January 2024 having previously worked at a number of claimant law firms. 


Joanne is personable, empathetic and informative. Joanne makes herself available to any questions at all times.

Chambers and partners 2024

Contact our Liverpool team

Kevin Johnson


Leading Liverpool, Cheshire and North West mesothelioma claims lawyer

Asbestos and mesothelioma Industrial disease

Joanne Candlish


Joanne is a highly-experienced asbestos and mesothelioma claims partner

Asbestos Mesothelioma Industrial disease

Rachel Leach

Associate solicitor

Rachel is a solicitor in the asbestos team

Asbestos and mesothelioma Asbestos claims Industrial disease

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